July 25, 2012

Tandoori Kebabs

I knew I had to share the recipe the second I had my first bite on it. And that second happened a year ago :P After several trays were out from my oven...after dozens of sticks were used...and after bottles of spices gone. Well, better late than never, right?

I normally use chicken parts, but this time I turned them into kebabs by using boneless chicken thighs. You can use chicken breasts if you want to. I find them tasteless and plain. huhu 

So here's recipe. It's totally a keeper.:) Psst..I sprinkled too much dried mint on the kebabs in the last photo. Thus the dry look. Trust me, it's not.

Chicken Tandoori
Based on recipe taken from Tina of My Domestic Bliss. The original recipe was translated from Mat Gebu blog, Dapur Tanpa Sempadan. 

Ingredient A
500 grams chicken pieces
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon tumeric powder

Ingredient B
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 1/4 teaspoon coriander powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
red colouring (optional)
Ingredient C
1 inch ginger
3 cloves garlic
1 red chillie
1/2 tablespoon cooking oil
slices of lime

RC Note: To make tandoori kebabs, cut boneless chicken thighs into medium small sizes and then follow the rest of the instruction below. 

In a large bowl, add lemon juice, salt and tumeric powder to chicken pieces. Marinate for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile pound Ingredient C with mortar and pestle and add them to a bowl filled with Ingredient B. Mix B and C together. Add B and C mixture to the bowl of chicken and marinate further for 30 minutes.

Put them on the oven grill and brush some cooking oil. Bake at 200C until done. 

Jump to Tina's blog for the mint sauce recipe. 


  1. sedapppp, nnti ble try la! selamat bpuasa:))

  2. RC,

    I pun tak feveret chix breast and also I dont like the drumstick either. Fav part is the wing and thighs yumzz yummzz.

    I spy with my little eye le creuset *ehemmss* bila lah I bole own one eh?? I tgk harga the replacement knob for a casserole lid aja nak dkt $30. I rasa tu jer la I yg I mampu kot hehehehez.

  3. Anie,

    Same here.. :D

    I beli kat tang or Isetan bila diorg buat sales je.. price dropped almost 50-70%.. so boleh la beli.. kalau tak nagis jugak :P dpt je sales flyer, trus i pujuk my hubs beli :P ha ha

  4. These look delicious and I love how you photographed the series. I can imagine all of those spices smells so wonderful.

  5. Salam. I chanced upon this recipe and would like to try this out. And I thought the rice really look good and appetizing together with the dish. Maybe you can share the rice recipe as well? Is it like butter rice? :) Thanks in advance.


  6. Salam Shariffa, 

    Yes, it's more like a butter rice.. I mixed it parsely at the end coz I love the combination of both butter and parsley..nyum!