Thursday, November 27, 2008

GRILLED CHICKEN

Grilling is one of our favorites things to do during summertime.Hubby loves to bbq and he doesnt let me come near it.He says its a man's domain , I dont agree to that one bit but i really do enjoy seeing him grill :).

Grilling is very healthy and gives a nice smoky flavor to the meat.In order to get good grill marks on the meat preheat the grill for sometime.You should hear a nice sizzling sound when u drop the meat on it. Then cook it on medium high heat for few mins turning the meat just ones.
One can even grill vegetables like eggplant,bell peppers,paneer,zucchini etc.

We use the gas grill.Its much easier to use and maintain.I also love charcoal grill but requires a lot more work and clean up.

This is my post on day 27 of RM 2.

INGREDIENTS

Boneless chicken breasts - 2 large,cut to medium size pieces

For Marination:-

Gin-gar paste - 2 tsp
turmeric - 1/2 tsp
red chilli pdr - 1 1/2 tsp
coriander pdr - 1 1/2 tbsp
cumin pdr - 1 tsp
garam masala - 1 tsp
lemon juice - 2 tsp
amchur pdr - 1/2 tsp
curd - 1/2 cup
salt and pepper


METHOD

In a bowl mix all the ingredients needed for marination.Add the chicken pieces in it and mix it well.Let it marinate for 4-5 hrs at least.

Preheat the grill on medium high heat.To check if its ready sprinkle some water on it and if it sizzles then its ready.Place the chicken pieces one by one without overlapping each other.Leave it undisturbed.Close the lid and let it cook for about 5-6 mins.Turn it and let it cook the other side for 3-4 mins.Then reduce the heat to medium low and let it cook for another 2-3 mins or until done.To check if the meat is done pierce with a fork,if it pierces easily then its done.The last thing you want to do is overcook cause that simply makes it tough and dry.Serve immediately alongside sliced onions and lemon wedges.


Do check what my friends have cooked up today!!!

1) DK 2) Srivalli 3) PJ 4) Curry Leaf 5) Medha 6) Priya 7) Bhawna 8) Raaji 9) Ruchii 10)Anu 11) Kamala 12) Roopa13) Divya Kudua 14) Rekha 15) Divya M 16) Lakshmi 17) Raaga 18)Lakshmi Venkatesh 19) Sripriya 20) Viji 21) Pavani 22) Kamalika 23) Karuna 24) Roochi

8 comments:

Suma Rajesh said...

woo u have a nice marks...looks tempting and great...

Roopa said...

mmmmm what a restaurant style presentation :) I loved everytime we had those at ur place:) I remb once how much full our stomachs were , the last time we had grilled chicken at ur place:)) I could hardly move around hehehehe. Vijay also has the same opinion, and I too agree with u, its not just a man's domain :)

Pearlsofeast said...

Wonderful Ranji, I think men prefer to do BBQ on thier own. My hubby too loves it.

Cham said...

In my house, grilling is my domain 2 :) Yummy chicken!

Happy cook said...

Yummy delicous. I looks so nice and grilled beautifully.

meeso said...

Grilling adds such an amazing flavor to any food, my roommate will go out in the middle of winter just to use the grill... Chicken looks awesome!

Medhaa said...

love the spices you have used, grilling is so healthy and tasty. looks great

raaji said...

oo this is a must for any weekend parties....we use chicken thighs for BBq...