Himachali Grilled Chicken Recipe

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Himachali Grilled Chicken
  • Chef: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Hot. Crisp. Delicious.

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 Chicken

  • 1.Put the chopped onions and 1 green chilli in a bowl with the malt vinegar and set aside.
  • 2.Make insertions/slits on the chicken legs.
  • 3.Dry roast the spices in a pan.
  • 4.Put the spices in a mortar and pestle and grind into a nice powder.
  • 5.Dry roast the aromatics- ginger, garlic and green chillies.
  • 6.Mix this in with the powder and grind into a nice paste.
  • 7.Add some mint leaves, jaggery and juice of 1/2 a lime to this spice paste.
  • 8.Pour a few teaspoons of ghee onto the chicken and rub in the marinade. Put into the fridge for
  • 9.2 hours or so. Then bring the chicken to room temperature and season well.
  • 10.Heat a tava with some oil and sear the chicken on a high flame till nicely colored, turn down
  • 11.the heat and fry gently, deglazing with a little water to prevent the masala from burning, until
  • 12.it's a nice golden brown colour.
  • 13.Baste with ghee/butter and lime juice and cook till the chicken is tender and cooked perfectly.
  • 14.Scatter over some fresh coriander and serve with the sirca pyaaz, green chillies and lime wedges.