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Himachali Grilled Chicken Recipe
How to make Himachali Grilled Chicken
Hot, crispy and delicious, this recipe from Himachal will enhance your taste buds in no time.
- Total Cook Time3 hrs 05 mins
- Prep Time 05 mins
- Cook Time3 hrs
- Recipe Servings4
Ingredients of Himachali Grilled Chicken
- 4 chopped red onions
- 4-5 Tbsp malt vinegar
- 1 slit green chilli
- 4 chicken legs
- For the Chicken Marinade:
- 7-8 cloves
- 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
- 1/2 stick cinnamon
- 1 tsp cumin seeds
- 1 heaped tsp coriander seeds
- 1 inch ginger
- 7-8 cloves of garlic
- 4 slit green chillies
- Few mint leaves
- 1 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp jaggery
- 1/2 lime (juice)
- 2 Tbsp ghee
How to Make Himachali Grilled ChickenHideShow Media
Put the chopped onions and 1 green chilli in a bowl with the malt vinegar and set aside.
Make insertions/slits on the chicken legs.
Dry roast the spices in a pan.
Put the spices in a mortar and pestle and grind into a nice powder.
Dry roast the aromatics- ginger, garlic and green chillies.
Mix this in with the powder and grind into a nice paste.
Add some mint leaves, jaggery and juice of 1/2 a lime to this spice paste.
Pour a few teaspoons of ghee onto the chicken and rub in the marinade. Put into the fridge for
2 hours or so. Then bring the chicken to room temperature and season well.
Heat a tava with some oil and sear the chicken on a high flame till nicely colored, turn down
the heat and fry gently, deglazing with a little water to prevent the masala from burning, until
it's a nice golden brown colour.
Baste with ghee/butter and lime juice and cook till the chicken is tender and cooked perfectly.
Scatter over some fresh coriander and serve with the sirca pyaaz, green chillies and lime wedges.