Preparation Time 4-5 hours
Cooking Time 15-17 minutes
Main Ingredients Boneless Chicken & Ginger-Garlic Paste
Main Equipment Grill or Griddle (Tava)
Level Of Cooking Medium
- Chicken Breasts 2
- Natural Yogurt 1 cup
- Red Chilli Powder 2 teaspoons
- Lemon Juice 2 tablespoons
- Ginger Paste 2 tablespoons
- Garlic Paste 1 tablespoons
- Garam Masala Powder 1 teaspoon
- Mustard Oil (alternative, Olive Oil) 2 tablespoon
- Olive Oil 2 tablespoons
- Tandoori Masala (if available) 2 teaspoons
- Salt to taste
Take both the Chicken Breasts and make slits/cuts on them with a knife and keep aside.
First marinade, apply salt, one teaspoon red chilli powder, half teaspoon garam masala, one tablespoon ginger paste, half tablespoon garlic paste and two tablespoons lemon juice over the chicken breasts and mix well. Set aside for half an hour.
Second marinade, tie up yogurt in a piece of muslin or thin kerchief-size cloth and hang over a bowl for at least 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, drain out the excess water and remove the thick yogurt into a bowl. Add the remaining red chilli powder, salt, ginger paste, garlic paste, garam masala powder, tandoori masala (if available) and two tablespoons of mustard oil (or olive oil). Whisk until well-mixed. A nice orangish colour marinade is ready.
Then, rub this mixture well over the chicken breasts one by one. Ensure the mixture goes inside the slits on chicken. Marinate for 4-5 hours in a refrigerator (for best results marinate the chicken over-night before cooking).
Remove the chicken from the refrigerator. Set aside for fifteen minutes before grilling.
Preheat the grill or griddle (tava) for 1-2 minutes.
For grill – Lay the Chicken Strips on the grill and cook for 5-7 minutes or until well cooked from both the sides.
For griddle (tava) – Put 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the center. Heat it for 1 minute. Now lay the Chicken Strips on it and cook for 7-10 minutes on both the sides or till the chicken is well cooked.
Take it out and serve hot with Pepper Garlic Sauce. I added potato fries and a glass of virgin mojito on the side.
Enjoy your weekend with this delicious and sumptuous main-course dish.
Relish your palate!