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Chicken kebab

Juicy tender melt-in-mouth chicken kebabs are always party pleasures. While making this kebab, I marinate the chicken overnight. The longer it marinates, the tastier it gets.
5 from 1 vote
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Cook Time 1 hr
Resting Time 5 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs


  • 500 grams chicken thigh fillets
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • 2 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp besan (gram flour/chickpea flour)
  • 1 tbsp red chilli powder or to taste
  • 2 tbsp tandoori masala
  • 2 tbsp cashew ground into a smooth paste
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1-2 tbsp butter for basting


  • Rub lemon juice on the chicken pieces and set aside for 15 minutes. This is the first marinade
  • If the yogurt is not thick enough, tie it in a muslin or cheesecloth and hang it for 30 minutes to drain out excess water
  • Dry roast the chickpea flour and cool completely
  • In a large bowl, mix chickpea flour, yogurt, ginger, garlic, tomato puree, cashew paste, red chilli powder, tandoori masala, salt, and oil
  • Drain the lemon juice from the chicken and add the chicken pieces to the prepared marinade
  • Marinade for a minimum of 5-6 hours. Overnight marination is best
  • Fold the chicken pieces and skewer them using metal/bamboo skewers. If using bamboo skewers soak them in water beforehand
  • Preheat oven at 200℃. Place the chicken skewers in the oven and reduce heat to 180 C. Baste the chicken every 5-10 minutes with the leftover marinade and butter. Cook till the internal temperature of chicken reaches 77 C (About 30 minutes)
  • Serve hot with mint chutney, onion rings, and lemon wedges


  • Marinate the chicken overnight if you want them to be soft, melt in the mouth.
  • You may use mustard oil in the marinade for added flavour
Nutrition Facts
Chicken kebab
Amount Per Serving
Calories 149 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 48mg2%
Potassium 147mg4%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 51IU1%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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