Kebab’s are famous as starters in restaurants. Hariyali tikka is a famous Punjabi dhaba appetizer. They are famous along the highway side dhabas and some restaurants. They are grilled in the fire grill. They are perfectly coated with mint and coriander flavor turns out to be green Chicken Kababs.
Normally the chicken alone will be grilled, for a change I added some chili powder coated onions and bell peppers. Trust me, it tastes really good. We loved them a lot!! We ended up fighting for the grilled onions and bell peppers.
I added a little extra mint and coriander, so it looks very greenish. But I have reduced the quantity of them in the recipe, so with the below recipe the color would vary a little from what I have got.
|Boneless Chicken||2 lb|
|Thick Curd||2 tbsp|
|Lemon Juice||2 tbsp|
|Cooking Oil or Oil Spray||2 tbsp|
|To Grind :|
|Mint Leaves||6 stks|
|Coriander Leaves||6 stks|
|Green Chili||5 nos|
|Extra Seasoning :|
|Bell pepper / Capsicum (Yellow , Red )||1/2 each|
|Red Chili Powder||1 tsp|
|Lemon Juice||1 tbsp|
|For Grilling :|
|Bamboo Skewer Stick||4 nos|
Cut the Chicken into medium pieces. Clean them and keep it ready. Chop the onion, bell peppers into square pieces. Grind the items given in the “To Grind” Section.
Marinate the chicken with the ground paste, curd, salt and lemon juice for at least 2-3 hrs, overnight is better. It makes the chicken juicy. Mix the cut onion, bell pepper, red chili powder, salt and lemon given in section “Extra seasoning”.
Apply some oil coating on the skewer and arrange the chicken, onion and bell pepper alternatively. Spray some oil on top of the arranged chicken. Line boiler bottom pan with aluminum foil and arrange the stick on the top pan. I used broiler pan to collect the juice released from the chicken. If you don’t have broiler pan, use the regular oven pan lined with aluminum foil.
If you have grill, you can grill them till they are cooked and coated with slight brown and black spots.
or Preheat the conventional oven to 375 Fahrenheit. Keep the chicken in the middle layer and cook for about 25-30 min. Turn the skewer stick in the middle for even dryness on the chicken. If you are using the regular oven pans, remove the water collected in the middle of the cooking.
Change the conventional oven setting to broiler mode and keep the chicken pan just below the top rack for about 2-3 min. Turn the sides and keep for another 2-3 min. This is to coat slightly with black spots.
(*) Squeeze some lemon on top and Serve with Mint Chutney or Mint yogurt dip.