Tamarind Chicken
posted by Dinesh Soni


Tamarind paste
2 tablespoons
Chicken legs
to taste
Galangal,cut into thin strips
1 tablespoon
Olive oil
4 tablespoons
Dried red chillies
Garlic cloves
Fennel seeds (saunf)
50 grams
Fresh basil leaves,finely chopped
Crushed black peppercorns
to taste


Put tamarind paste, salt and galangal in a bowl and mix well. Heat 1 tbsp olive in a non-stick pan, add dried red chillies and sauté till they get a smoky fragrance and their colour changes.

Add garlic and fennel seeds and sauté on a low heat for 2 minutes. Cool and grind this mixture to a coarse paste. Add the paste to tamarind mixture and mix. Add 1 tbsp olive oil and mix well. Add basil and mix well.  Halve the chicken legs and add to the above mixture and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 10-15 minutes. Heat a grill pan. Add remaining olive oil, add the chicken pieces and grill for 5 minutes. Serve hot with steamed rice

Chicken marinated in a mixture of tamarind paste and herbs and grilled. - See more at: http://www.sanjeevkapoor.com/Tamarind-Chicken.aspx#sthash.bv2aykYp.dpuf

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