Friday, May 5, 2017

Shish Taouk with Spicy Rice


Ingredients

For Chicken Marinade
Chicken
½ - 1 kg (cubed)
Tomato Paste
1 tbsp
Chili Garlic Ketchup
2 tbsp
Garlic
2 cloves (minced)
Mustard
2 tbsp 
Soya Sauce
2 tbsp
Dried Oregano
½ - 1 tsp
Olive Oil
Yogurt
Paprika
Salt
Red Chili Powder
2 tbsp
2 tbsp
1 tsp
To taste
½ tsp

To Skewer
Capsicum
Onions

For Rice
Boiled Rice
1-1  ½ cup
Onion
Tomato
Capsicum
Garlic
Salt
Turmeric
Oregano
Cumin 
Olive Oil
1 (finely chopped)
1 (finely chopped)
1 (finely chopped)
2 - 3 cloves
½ tsp
½ tsp
½ tsp
1 tsp
5 tbsp

For Garlic Raita
Yogurt
1 cup
Olive Oil
3 tbsp
Garlic
Salt
Black Pepper
Vinegar
Oregano
3 - 4 cloves (minced)
To taste
½ tsp
2 - 4 tbsp
½ tsp

Method






Mix chicken cubes in marinade and set aside for a few hours - anywhere from 2 to 6 hours should be good. Agar aap ko zarurat se zyada jaldi hai, can also be used for half an hour, although chicken might not be as tender. Once done marinading (marinating?) skewer chicken, alternating with onion and capsicum cubes. I don’t really like tomatoes, so I didn’t add those but feel free to add whatever veggies you like. 


Meanwhile, whisk together ingredients listed for garlic raita and that’s it, you’re done with it. Put in the fridge and forget about it for at least an hour. No reason, just because.
Next, the rice. Heat olive oil, dump in the garlic and onion. Once translucent or light golden, add the rice. Season and add the rest of the veggies. Give it a good stir and fry on high heat for a couple minutes, then turn it off. 

Oil a grill pan - grill pan is necessary for the wonderful black char. Ordinary pans don’t give it that look - and please make sure to oil it properly. Fry the skewers until charred on both sides. Try and keep the turning of the skewers to a minimum, because otherwise it won’t cook properly. 

Okay, now just present it nicely, take a couple pictures and devour it.  Duaon mein yaad rakhein, mehrbani.  

P.S. It can also be served with toasted pita bread, the rice are optional. But you knew that. Acha, bye.

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