Kebabs for dinner

I’m on a hunt these days to discover low calorie dinners. The favourites books and magazines I grab off the shelves of Waitrose and our local library are all about keeping the pounds off.

Chicken is a plain sailing staple in this household and these kebabs are healthy and cooked with almost no oils. I looked up several oven baked kebab recipes on YouTube and I came up with my own in order to continue with my desire to build upon my low calorie repertoire of recipes. So the alternative to the usual general dollops of olive oils – lots and lots of yoghurt and cooking spray!

The additional accompaniments – white onions and green peppers from the vegetable basket! It was an immense hit in the household. So that’s a new low calorie recipe ticked off for my repertoire!

And the final product baking in the oven ….tada!

For the marinate:

Yoghurt – 4 large teaspoons

Ginger paste – 1 teaspoon

Garlic paste – 1 teaspoon

Dry spices – turmeric, cumin, coriander, red chilli powder – 1 tea spoon each

Salt and pepper – as needed

Dry spices – cumin seeds and fennel seeds – a pinch, purely for flavour

Cooking spray

The main ingredients:

Chicken breast – 2 large, cut into chunks. Marinate the chicken breasts in the marinate for at least 2 hours.

Peppers and onions (red or white) – cut into the same sizes squares are the chicken chunks

Skewer them onto wooden sticks or aluminium skewers, whichever you use and place on a tray. Spray the kebabs and the skewered vegetables with cooking spray, use the spray as much or as less as desired.

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade for at least 10 mins prior, and put in the tray into the preheated oven.

I kept it for 40 mins, but I think 35 mins should also be sufficient.

Dig in to the most succulent chicken kebabs!

Author: flemingeat

Food, travel, writing, unfinished novels, my consulting life and family; while not necessarily in that order, but mostly true are the things which rule my life. I am an Indian, who after living and working in Munich, Germany and with dreams of working in the Nordics and Barcelona some day, was finally convinced to put down her roots in London. A die-hard disciplinarian and organiser, this blog was started many many years ago but has morphed into its current form only in the last few years, when I discovered that my organising skills developed at my consulting workplace, also helped to organise this blog into what you see today - an Indian foodie’s take on life in London, Europe and beyond. My Indian heritage expressed in this blog is non-cultural and I’d like to believe delves more into the modernist mindset of the Indian diaspora today - a British born friend famously told me once that Indians born in India are a very futuristic bunch and that, I hope, is this ethos of this blog!

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