Chicken Kebabs with No-Cook Peach Chutney

Recipe Courtesy of Aarti Sequeira

  • Preparation Time30 mins
  • Cooking Time15 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyEasy

Marinade:

900g boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1- to 1 1/2-inch cubes
120ml peanut oil or grapeseed oil
Half a bunch loosely packed fresh coriander leaves and stems
Juice of two limes
2 tablespoons ground coriander
2 teaspoons garam masala
2 small serrano peppers, seeded and stemmed
One 1 1/2-inch knob ginger, peeled and chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Fresh Peach Chutney:

280g fresh or frozen and thawed peach slices
1 teaspoon grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon champagne vinegar
1/8 teaspoon chaat masala, optional, plus more for seasoning
Pinch red chilli flakes
2 to 3 sprigs fresh coriander
Juice of 1 lime, plus 1/4 teaspoon zest
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Special equipment: About 20 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for about 1 hour before cooking  

  1. For the marinade: Place the chicken in a reseable plastic bag. Whizz up the oil, coriander, lime juice, coriander, garam masala, serrano peppers and ginger in a food processor until smooth. Season with salt and black pepper. Pour over the chicken cubes, massage into the meat, and marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours and up to 8 hours.  
  2. For the chutney: Toss the peaches, ginger, honey, vinegar, chaat masala, if using, chile flakes, coriander and lime juice and zest into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Season with salt and black pepper. Pour into a serving bowl, setting aside 1/4 cup for basting the chicken.  
  3. For grilling the chicken: Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Thread 4 to 5 chicken cubes onto two skewers at a time, lightly wiping off excess marinade with a paper towel. The cubes should be lightly touching, not tightly packed.  
  4. Grill the skewers on one side until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Flip and baste with the reserved chutney. Grill the other side until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes, then flip and baste again. Grill to seal the chutney glaze, another 30 seconds per side, then remove from the heat. Sprinkle with salt and a little more chaat masala, then serve with big bowl of the chutney.