Chicken in Spicy Yogurt

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Total Time:
37 hours
Serves: 3
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: BBQ Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 6 - chicken pieces
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp - salt
  • Lemon or lime wedges and lettuce leaves, to garnish
  • For the marinade:
  • 1 tsp - coriander leaves
  • 2 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 6 - cloves
  • 1 - onion, quartered
  • 2 - bay leaves
  • 2 - garlic cloves
  • 2-inch piece fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp - chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - turmeric
  • 2/3 cup - plain low-fat natural yogurt

How to Make Chicken in Spicy Yogurt

  • Skin the chicken joints and make deep slashes in the fleshiest parts with a sharp knife.
  • Sprinkle over the lemon juice and salt, and rub in.
  • Roast the coriander, cumin seeds, cloves, and bay leaves in a frying pan until the bay leaves are crispy.
  • Cool the spices and grind coarsely.
  • Finely mince the onion, garlic, and ginger in a blender. Add the ground spices, chilli, turmeric, and yogurt.
  • Strain the lemon juice from the chicken pieces.
  • Arrange the chicken in a single layer in a shallow dish. Pour over the marinade, then cover and chill for about 24 to 36 hours, turning over the chicken occasionally.
  • Cook the chicken pieces on low barbecue for about 30 to 45 minutes, turning the pieces and brushing with the marinade occasionally.
  • Garnish with fresh lettuce and lemon wedges and serve.