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 thi
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 6 almonds
- 6 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
- 8 cloves garlic
- 1 inch piece fresh ginger root, peeled
- 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- salt to taste
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons butter
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.
Transfer mixture to a large, non metallic bowl. Place chicken in bowl, and turn to coat. Cover, and marinate in refrigerator for 24 hours.
Preheat grill for high heat, and lightly oil grate. Remove meat from marinade, and thread onto skewers.
Brush meat with butter, and arrange skewers on hot grate. Slowly cook the chicken until cooked through.