Harissa Chicken/Tofu Kababs

These kebabs make wonderful use of Harissa, an African spice paste that adds a delicious smoky subtle heat to these melt in the mouth kebabs making them impossible to resist!
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Method:

For the Kababs….
Thinly slice chicken breast. Thread on presoaked bamboo sticks. Pour Harissa marinade on top. Keep in marination for at least a couple of hours. Grill on a hot BBQ, basting with a little oil. Alternatively, heat oven to 500 degrees…bake for 25 minutes. Then broil for another 5 minutes. Serve over warm pita bread with a drizzle of yoghurt tahini sauce

For The Harissa marinade….
Process thick yoghurt along with Harissa paste, sauted caramelized onions, garlic, salt, ground cumin, lemon juice and a hint of honey/molasses to make a smooth paste.

Note: This marinade works great with tofu or paneer too!image image

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4 Comments

  1. What is harissa paste?

    • ruchiairen

      It’s an African spice paste made from dry red chillies, the recipe for the kababs includes a link to Harissa paste, showing how it’s made!

  2. Thanks for another excellent recipe Ruchi. I used a couple of shortcuts – Harissa paste from Whole foods and store bought fried onions used in biryani . It was still so delicious . I air fryed the marinated boneless skinless thigh kababs at 370 – for 10 mins + 5 mins.

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