Roasted Chicken Seekh Kebab filled with Masala Goat’s Cheese, Pineapple Chutney
FOR THE CHICKEN SEEKH KEBAB
200g chicken thighs, boneless, skinless and cut into cubes
1½ tbsp garlic, coarsely chopped
1½ tbsp ginger, coarsely chopped
2 tbsp fresh coriander, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp fresh mint, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp green chilli, coarsely chopped
1 tsp garam masala powder
Salt, to taste
1 To make the chicken seekh kebab: put all the ingredients in a steel bowl, mix well and chill in the fridge. (This helps it mince better.)
2 Pass the ingredients through a fine mincer or blend finely. Put the mixture in a bowl and knead well then refrigerate. This helps the mixture to bind well, making it easier to skewer. Cook in a hot oven at 200C.
3 Once cooked, remove from the skewer and slit length-wise, but don’t cut the chicken in half. Cool the seekhs and fill with the goat’s cheese mix. Place in a roasting tray and heat in a medium-hot oven until the cheese melts. Serve with pineapple chutney.
Masala Goat's Cheese
8 tbsp goat’s cheese, crumbled
1 tsp ginger,finely chopped
1 tsp green chilli, finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh coriander, finely chopped
2 tbsp red onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp mozzarella, grated
½ tsp red chilli powder
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and gently mix them together making sure that the cheese doesn’t form into a paste, it should be like a soft crumble.
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp fennel seeds, crushed
1 tsp garlic, coarsely chopped
1 tsp ginger, coarsely chopped
½ medium-sized golden pineapple, chopped
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp black pepper, coarsely crushed
2 tbsp granulated sugar
½ tsp green cardamom powder
1 Heat oil in a deep pan, add fennel seeds and, as they begin to discolour, add the garlic and ginger. 2 Sauté for a minute and add the pineapple. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer.
3 Cook until the pineapple softens and turns into a liquid, add the white wine vinegar, black pepper and sugar.
4 Cook for a further 5 minutes and add the green cardamom powder. Bring the mixture to a boil, remove from the heat and spread on a tray to cool.