Reshmi Kebab (Silken Kebabs) Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Reshmi Kebab (Silken Kebabs) Recipe
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Reshmi Kebab (Silken Kebabs)

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"This is a traditional Muglai dish prepared in India. It gets its name from the succulence of the meat after prolonged marinating and light braising. Traditionally, chicken, beef or lamb meat is used, but prawns or scallops are good substitutes too for this smooth as silk kebabs. Serve with chatnis (dips made from coconut, cilantro and mint, usually found in Indian grocery stores) or tomato sauce."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings

Directions

  1. Place almonds in a small bowl and cover with water. Allow to soak for 15 to 20 minutes; drain. Place almonds, peppers, garlic, ginger, and cilantro into the bowl of a food processor; blend until smooth. Season with salt, and blend in lemon juice. Blend in cream.
  2. Transfer mixture to a large, non metallic bowl. Place chicken in bowl, and turn to coat. Cover, and marinate in refrigerator for 24 hours.
  3. Preheat grill for high heat, and lightly oil grate. Remove meat from marinade, and thread onto skewers.
  4. Brush meat with butter, and arrange skewers on hot grate. Slowly cook the chicken until cooked through.
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  • PREP 30 mins
  • COOK 30 mins
  • READY IN 1 day 1 hr
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 05, 2003

This stuff is amazing...I've tried it several times with chicken, beef and shrimp. It was good with all of them even though I had been hesitant about the shrimp. I have also substituted yogourt for the cream and it was still quite good.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 22, 2006

Not so wonderful as everyone else seems to think. Marinating 24h added nothing, I think I could have cooked the chicken and used the marinate as a dip. It's a traditional dish that uses heavy cream and not yogurt? Without the cream/yogurt, the marinate is just green chutney.

 

19 Ratings

Sep 03, 2003

This is worth the time and effort that goes into making it. Very complex flavor and not as spicy hot as it may sound. Yum!

 
Jun 05, 2003

Yummy! Very different flavor and very good. I did not try either of the sauces and it was wonderful by itself. Highly recommended!

 
Jul 10, 2003

We LOVED this recipe. I would give it TEN stars if I could. I think we'll make it again for a barbecue this weekend. We made naan on the grill and ate it with the chicken with some chutney and some raita - SO GOOD! The recipe for the naan is on this site too. We loved the marinade so much we used a little of it for dip!

 
Aug 11, 2008

I wanted to add to the instructions, to de-seed the peppers (I used jalapeño and Serrano)using gloves. My fingers are still burning 24 hours after making the marinade. This was my first foray into kebabs and it was quite easy to make and very tasty, but the peppers left me in lots of pain...lesson learned!

 
Nov 15, 2007

These are just as tender and tasty as other reviewers have noted. For a little more spice I used habanero peppers instead of jalapenos. I cooked them wrapped in foil for 25-30 minutes at 350, then put them under the broiler for 3-4 minutes.

 
Jan 17, 2006

Nice, unique taste. My guests loved it, but since I prefer spicey food that makes me sweat - I myself found it a little bland.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 293 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.3 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 124 mg
  • 41%
  • Fat
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 33 g
  • 66%
  • Sodium
  • 115 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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