Chicken Kebabs in Green Masala

Chicken and tagged


Green Masala

  • 2 bunches Cilantro
  • 3-4 Seranno peppers
  • 2 Tbsp dried fenugreek leaves
  • 1 Tbsp green Peppercorns
  • 1 Tbsp lime pickle, finely chopped (or sweet lemon pickle?)
  • 1/2 cup green papaya (under-ripe), chopped
  • 1/2 cup mustard oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 2 inch piece ginger
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsps yogurt


  • 2 lbs. boneless chicken thighs, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • salt, to taste


  1. Place all ingredients for green masala in food processor and blend until mixture is grainy in texture.
  2. Marinate chicken pieces in masala paste and refrigerate a few hours or overnight.
  3. Skewer the chicken onto wood or metal skewers and grill on a hot grill about 4-5 minutes on each side.

Do it with couscous tabouleh.