Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Tandoori Kalmi Kabab

Kalmi kabab- All non vegetarians love to eat Kalmi kabab, it will be yummy. We many time would have ordered kalmi kabab at restaurants and enjoyed a lot and ofcourse will be for sure expensive. But when we prepare it at home, all at home can enjoy kalmi kabab  together  and cost of preparation will be very less. 
Chicken leg pieces/Drumsticks are marinated  with curd and more spices and then cooked on tava or pan. 

Kalmi kabab in restaurants are cooked in a clay oven called tandoor, but we at home cooked on a pan, as we cant manage a tandoor at home. But still we can prepare it using Barbeque or a charcoal fire. Please check the link where we had also prepared kalmi kabab using charcoal fire. Kalmi kabab using charcoal fire . The detail of recipe is given below, do prepare and tell me the taste.

Cooking and preparation time: 1hour
Servings: 4

For Marination:
Chicken leg piece - 5 pieces
Corn flour - 2 tspooon
Curd/yogurt -10 tspoons
Kasuri methi powder -1 tspoon (optional)
Red chilli powder-1 to 2tspoon
Black pepper powder-1 to 2tspoon
Turmeric powder-2 pinch
Ginger garlic paste- 1/2tspoon
Garam masala -1/2tspoon
Food red colour- pinch (optional)
Dhaniya/Coriander seeds powder-1/2 tspoon
Lemon juice-few drops
Salt to taste
Oil for shallow frying


  1. Make slits on fleshy part of chicken legs and keep aside.
  2. Mix all the ingredients mentioned above in ingredients and apply it on chicken leg piece and inside the scars made on chicken leg pieces to marinate. Keep it for 3 hours or overnight in refrigerator.
  3. On a Tava add 2 tspoon of oil spread well and place marinated chicken leg pieces.
  4. Close the lid and cook for 3 min, again turn on other sides, add oil and cook for 3 min. repeat the same and cook all sides of chicken leg pieces until its cooked well.
  5. It takes 20 to 30 minutes to cook on tava by This time u can notice the chicken leg pieces are almost glossy dry and well cooked.
  6. To give it a tandoori effect of cooking in oven or barbeque, Take chicken leg piece and place/show it to flame of stove by turning the chicken piece all sides.
  7. Serve hot Tandoori Kalmi kabab on a plate and add few drops of lemon juice which makes kabab more tastier
  8. Cooking on charcoal fire: Make a fire using charcoal. Keep a mesh and support. Keep the Marinated chicken drumsticks/Or wrap chicken drumsticks using a aluminium foil and cook well/Or half cook the marinated chicken on a pan and then cook again completely on charcoal fire.