The weather has been cooling down here this week and it’s been raining a lot. It looks like the end of summer is near
And we realised that we haven’t barbecued since April, when we celebrated the munchkin’s birthday on a lovely sunny day!
How had we managed to let summer pass us by without a barbecue?? The situation had to be remedied immediately…
So I put together these really delicious, herb-marinated chicken skewers. ‘Hariyali’ means greenery in Hindi.
The greenery in these skewers comes from lots of cilantro and mint. It’s a really simple recipe to make with the green herbs, green chilli, ginger, garlic and yogurt.
That is it! No complicated spices involved at all. The green herbs lend a lovely freshness to these skewers that is perfect for summer grilling.
Not too much marination time needed either. Just marinate it for about an hour and set about cooking the rest of your meal. Simple!
And these are really, really succulent. The yogurt ensures it!
Plus you can taste the cilantro and mint in every flavorful bite.
Serve them with a squeeze of lime and have plenty of cold drinks ready
Here’s the recipe.
Hariyali Chicken Tikka (Herb-marinated Green Chicken Skewers)
500 grams boneless Chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/4 cup Greek Yogurt
2-3 Green Chillies (adjust as per taste)
1 tablespoon Ginger-Garlic paste
1/4 cup Mint Leaves, roughly chopped
1/2 cup Cilantro, roughly chopped
Salt to taste
Lime and Red Onions to serve
Grind together the cilantro, mint and green chillies into a coarse paste.
In a large bowl, combine yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, cilantro-mint-chilli paste and salt.
Add the bite-sized chicken pieces.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Skewer onto soaked bamboo skewers and grill over charcoal or in a grill-pan until done.
Serve with wedges of lime and red onion slices.