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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Kali Mirch

Inspired by Hall IV canteen's late night tandoor menu at IIT Kanpur that I had basically every other day, I present my very own rendition of Chicken Kali Mirch Tikka (Pepper Kebabs).

In a pan, mix either 4 chicken whole legs (maryland cut) or 8 of just the drumsticks with 2/3 cup of yogurt, 2 spoons of freshly ground pepper, salt to taste, a teaspoon of mustard oil, half a spoon of cumin powder, a tablespoon of minced garlic, half a cup of ground cashews, and a spoon of freshly squeezed lime. Make slices into the chicken to allow for faster cooking and easier marination. Marinate for at least 20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 200C fan-forced. Place the legs on a cookie sheet lined with baking paper (retain the leftover marinade). Spray a little oil onto the top and bake for 20 minutes. Flip sides, apply the leftover marinade to the top of the chicken, spray a little oil and bake for 20-25 more minutes or until cooked and blackened. Serve hot with lime, green chillies and raw onion!