Kalmi Kebabs with Pita bread, Lemon-Garlic Hummus & Onion-Tamarind Relish

Kalmi Kebabs with Pita bread, Lemon-Garlic Hummus & Onion-Tamarind Relish

  • LionFresh chicken
  • 1 tbsp gram flour
  • 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tsp zeera seeds
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 4 cloves
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 1 tsp elaichi seeds
  • 3 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 tsp of chili powder
  • ½ tsp of turmeric
  • 1/4th cup yoghurt (hang in a muslin cloth to make it thick)
  • 1/4th cup of cashew nuts
  • 1 tsp ghee

1. Pierce the Lionfresh chicken drumsticks with a fork and run a first round of marinating in lemon juice, salt, chili powder and turmeric for 20 minutes.

2. For the second round of marinating, lightly roast all the dry spices, cashews and gram flour. Once cooled down, add this to the yoghurt, ginger-garlic paste in a blender to make an aromatic thick marinate.

3. Pop in the chicken for atleast 2 hours. For greater depth in flavour, let this marinate overnight.

4. If you don’t have a BBQ grill or tandoor at home, lightly grease a non-stick pan with ghee and roast the marinated chicken till golden brown with light charred marks.

5. Alternatively, you can also bake this in a pre-heated oven at 200 degrees for 20 minutes.


Lemon-Garlic Hummus


  • 2 cups of boiled chickpeas
  • 3 tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp tahini
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • Salt to season


In a food blender, combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil, tahini, garlic, salt and pulse atleast 4-5 times to make a smooth paste.

Onion-Tamarind Relish


  • 1 cup of chopped onion
  • 4-5 red chilies
  • 1 tsp tamarind
  • 1 tbsp jaggery
  • 1/3rd cup of Oil
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • 1 tsp of salt


1. In a food blender, place onion, chili, tamarind, jaggery and salt to make a smooth paste

2. In a non-stick pan, heat oil and add mustard and asafoetida till the seeds crackle

3. Add more oil and the blended paste and cook on a low flame

4. Cook away and bring to a gentle boil till you the oil along the sides of the pan

5. Let it cool down before consuming


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October 09, 2016 by Abhishek Jain
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