Reshmi Chicken Kebabs

    1 hour

    This is a traditional Mughlai dish from India. It gets its name from the succulence of the meat after prolonged marinating before barbecuing. Traditionally, chicken, beef or lamb is used, but prawns or scallops work well too.

    30 people made this

    Serves: 6 

    • 6 almonds
    • 6 green chillies, seeded and chopped
    • 8 cloves garlic
    • 2.5cm piece ginger, peeled
    • handful chopped fresh coriander
    • salt to taste
    • Juice of 1 lemon
    • 125ml (1/2 cup) thickened (45%) cream
    • 1kg skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets cut into cubes
    • skewers
    • 30g (2 tbs) butter, melted

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Place almonds in a small bowl and cover with water. Allow to soak for 15 to 20 minutes then drain.
    2. Place almonds, chillies, garlic, ginger and coriander into the bowl of a food processor; blend until smooth. Season with salt, blend in lemon juice and cream.
    3. Transfer mixture to a large, non metallic bowl. Place chicken in bowl, and turn to coat. Cover, and marinate in refrigerator for 24 hours.
    4. Preheat barbecue for high heat, and lightly oil barbecue grill grate. Remove chicken from the marinade and thread onto skewers.
    5. Brush chicken with butter, and arrange skewers on hot grill. Slowly barbecue, turning frequently until cooked through.

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    This stuff is amazing...I've tried it several times with chicken, beef and shrimp. It was good with all of them even though I had been hesitant about the shrimp. I have also substituted yogourt for the cream and it was still quite good.  -  15 Nov 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is worth the time and effort that goes into making it. Very complex flavor and not as spicy hot as it may sound. Yum!  -  14 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Yummy! Very different flavor and very good. I did not try either of the sauces and it was wonderful by itself. Highly recommended!  -  08 Feb 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)