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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Chicken Kebab Rolls


This is something I came up with  one night for dinner.  Having lived in Karachi , Pakistan for  about two and a half years  to do my degree,  I ate quite a number of    kebab rolls, which  they served in the university canteen. I remember sitting on hot summer days waving  a roll in one hand  and trying to  stop flies from diving into my soft drink bottle.
This was during 1998  , I was back home in one piece  and a few kilos heavier by end  of 2000 .  Thinking of all the ghee laden food still makes my mouth water. But I never could replicate the exact kebab roll so I ended with something like this. A bit more healthier  version I think...

Recipe : Chicken Kebab rolls 

275g boneless chicken breast
2 cloves garlic, grated
1/2 " ginger , grated
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp ground cardamman
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp  ground black pepper
1-2 green chillies, chopped roughly
2 tbps fresh coriander leaves, chopped

Shredded lettuce, fresh onion slices lime juice and Tzatziki  sauce to serve
Flat bread such as roshi, parata,  tortilla or chappati

Place the chicken inside a food processor , chop it up. Add the  the spices, chilli  ginger  garlic, coriander leaves and pulse a few times to mix and chop everything up.

Turn it all into a large bowl , season with salt. I use  fine salt so about 1/2 tsp would do I think.
Mix well with your hands and leave to marinate inthe fridge for an hour or so.

After an hour. Remove and let it come to room temperature.  Take a metal skewer ( if using wooden bamboo ones soak them in water first or wrap them in foil so they dont burn) Using your fingers, take a generous amount of chicken and wrap around the skewer like a flat sausage. Take a few tries to get it nice and evenly distributed. Too much it might weigh down and fall off.  Repeat with the rest.

Arrange on a metal tray so that its lying without touching the bottom of the tray.
You can cook in a very hot oven or under a grill or even over hot coals on a barbacue pit. Great one to take the next time you head for a barbeque.

In the oven it took about 20 minutes, ( make sure the oven is hot before you put them to cook) .Turn them around so they cook evenly.  Remove when done , and cool a little before you gently ease them off the skewer.

To serve:  Take a flat bread spread with Tzatziki sauce, add lettuce, onion slices ,  break kebab into bite size pieces and arrange on top. Assemble just when its about to eat or just get everything separate and let everyone make their own .

10 comments:

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  2. Very good is a wonderful and delicious alternative to chicken! A hug Good evening! :-D

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  3. I just had dinner and I am full, yet looking at that roll is making me feel hungry....

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  4. We love chicken kabob, but I have never made...thanks for the recipe Nammi...looks delicious, packed with flavors.
    Hope you are enjoying your week :)

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  5. what a great recipe and love Pakistani food

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  7. Healthy and delicious meals like this are the best! We LOVE tzatziki!

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  8. Hi Nammi, This looks delicious. Will definitely try it. Thank you for sharing your recipes with us. Would it be possible for you to share a kulhi boakiba recipe?

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