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Chicken Sekuwa

December 12, 2015

Sekuwa is a marinated skewered meat which is grilled over wood fire or regular broiler. This is a very popular appetizer in Nepal, paired with other side dishes, chilled beer and of course good company is a bliss πŸ˜€ . What makes sekuwa so unique from regular grilled meat?? The blend of different spices makes sekuwa very special. Β When the meat of your choice is infused in varieties of spices for hours the flavor is unbelievably scrumptious, I call it marinating magic πŸ˜€ . I think cooking some dishes requires patience, and you will have delicious results. Trust me patience works πŸ˜€ . I decided to use chicken for this recipe but any kind of meat (Pork, Goat, or Lamb) can be used. I hope you will enjoy this recipe.Β 

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All the ingredients

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Fenugreek (methi) leaves

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Lime Juice

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Marinating Mixture

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Marinating sauce ready to do its magic πŸ˜€

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Chicken cube in the metal skewers ready to be grilled

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Grilled Chicken Sekuwa

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Chicken Sekuwa goodness

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Ready to be served!! Enjoy

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Chicken Sekuwa
Cuisine: Nepali
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb Chicken Breast
  • ⅓ cup plain yogurt
  • 1.5 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek leaves
  • 2 teaspoon cumin/coriander powder or meat masala
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoon mustard or vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Timur (sichuan pepper)
  • 3 metal skewers or wooden skewers
Instructions
  1. Cut the chicken into medium cube size pieces .
  2. For the marinating sauce, blend all the above mentioned ingredients (yogurt, salt, cumin/coriander powder, ginger/garlic paste, turmeric powder , chili paste, fenugreek leaves and Timur ) except for lime juice, black pepper and mustard oil.
  3. Pour the marinating sauce over the meat and mix it well. Marinate it for at least 4 hours ( I let it sit for overnight if i have time and patience πŸ˜€ )
  4. Add the black pepper, lime juice and mustard oil when the meat is ready to be grilled.
  5. If you are using a wooden skewers , soak it in water for 20 min before using it. This will prevent the skewers from burning while put on grill. I prefer using metal skewers because its easy to use and don't have to worry about it getting burned.
  6. Oil your metal skewer and pierce the chicken cubes into the skewers ( shown in above picture), do not tightly pack the chicken cubes. It needs to be cooked evenly.
  7. Grill the skewers over medium heat for 5-8 min basting with oil while turning sides.
  8. When ready garnish with some cilantro, lemon and onions.

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