Grilling is a cooking adventure that knows no limits, and when it comes to incorportating vibrant aromas and flavours into the mix, Indian cuisine takes the spotlight. Indian grilling recipes offer a unique fusion of flavours, combining the zesty marinades and aromatic spices of Indian cuisine with the smokiness of the grill. From melt-in-the-mouth kebabs to tandoori delicacies, here are some excellent Indian grilling ideas you should try this summer:
1. Tandoori Chicken Wings
One of the most popular Indian dishes is tandoori chicken. The great news is that this is one of the easiest dishes to make. Simply marinate your chicken in yoghurt, garlic, ginger, lemon juices, and spices, then grill on your outdoor BBQ.
While it is almost impossible to create tandoori dishes at home that taste as good as the ones created by a restaurant like Urban Tandoor in Bristol, this doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy them. You won’t go far wrong if you use authentic ingredients and follow the recipes correctly.
2. Lamb Seekh Kebabs
To create the most fantastic lamb seekh kebabs, you first need to flavour some chunks of lamb with a pinch of turmeric, Kashmiri chilli powder and coriander. You then need to add a good amount of garlic, cilantro, ginger, and mint to the meat to brighten up the dish before marinating in the fridge for approximately 30 minutes.
When your meat is ready, place it onto wooden or metal skewers to go on your grill. The trick with this dish is to grill hot and fast so that the meat remains juicy and tender on the inside, but it gets the smoky flavour of the grill.
3. Tandoori Mushroom Tikka Kebab
If you’re looking for a vegetarian option, then the tandoori mushroom tikka kebab is excellent. For this recipe, you will need fresh mushrooms, vegetables such as red onions and bell peppers, and all the ingredients to make a tikka sauce.
Once you have these, combine all your ingredients and mix well until the mushrooms and veg are coated. You then need to let this rest in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes. This will ensure your vegetables get the tikka flavour. Finally, you must thread the vegetables onto skewers before cooking them on your BBQ.
4. Grilled Corn Bhel
Another popular vegetarian dish is the grilled corn Bhel. In Indian cuisine, the Bhel is the nearest that most Indians will come to eating any sort of salad. Bhel is a salad created on the BBQ with puffed rice, crispy chickpea noodles, chiles, cilantro, onions, wheat crackers, potatoes, and peanuts. Once cooked, it is dressed with chutney and a small amount of yoghurt.
Most UK adults can’t wait for the summer months to arrive. It is the time of year when they can relax in the sun and cook their favourite dishes outside on the BBQ. If you’re one of these individuals, and you love trying new recipes on your grill, why not give some of the above ideas a go?