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Indian Starter/Main Course

This is SO easy to make! I got this recipe from Sanjeev Kapoor of "Khana Khazana" fame on Indian television

Ingredients:
Chicken  (as usual, i like using breast or tenders: white meat)- 1.5 lb
Kashmiri red chilli powder ) - 1-2 teaspoon (depending on taste, I recommend 2)
Lemon Juice - 2 Tablespoon
Salt: dependant on taste
Ginger paste (I just grated the ginger since i didnt have the paste)= 2 tablespoons
Garlic paste (grated)- 2 tablespoons
Garam Masala powder - 1/2tspn
some oil during marination (1tspn maybe) and butter for basting (optional. i forgot to do this and my chicken came out dry)

Onions and Green pepper as accompaniments. 
Skewers (Bad idea if you're doing it on a stove-top grill like me)

Yoghurt (no substitution!) -1 cup (I approximated this because I added enough to coat the chicken properly. Also i've heard from a friend that she used Sour cream instead of yoghurt. I haven't tried it so I can't vouch for it)

Step 1:
Marinate Chicken:
Mix all ingredients EXCEPT the onions and the green peppers and butter with the raw chicken.  Let sit  in the fridge for at least 24 hours.

Put the chicken pieces onto your skewer and alternate the pieces by adding onion and green pepper pieces of the same size. Fire up your grill and cook until done.  If you use breast meat it shouldnt take TOO long. I made it for the first time and had to keep poking and prodding. Practise makes perfect tho!

Serve with lemon wedges and a mint+yoghurt sauce.

I will post a recipe for mint chutney soon! 
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 ETA: The same recipe can be used on FISH and SHRIMP.

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January 2008

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