Take to the streets CHICKEN Sa­tay with SPICY peanut SAUCE

If the thing you look for­ward to the Most when you AR­RIVE In A new Coun­try Is Its Road­side del­i­ca­cies, these Recipes ARE go­ing to be RIGHT up your Al­ley!

WKND - - Kitchen Classics Finger- Lickin’ Good - Recipes by: tas­neem Ra­jkot­wala, food blog­ger, www. thoughtsover­chai. net Pho­tos by: juidin bernarrd

Ingredients

1 kg chicken breast, bone­less, skin­less Bam­boo skew­ers, soaked in cold water for 2 hours Oil, for bast­ing

For the mari­nade:

3 tbsp oil 2 stalks lemon­grass, white parts only 2 cloves gar­lic, peeled 6 shal­lots, peeled 2 tsp turmeric pow­der 1 tsp co­rian­der pow­der 2 tsp red chilli pow­der ½ tbsp salt, or to taste 2 tbsp sugar

For the spicy peanut sauce:

1 ½ cup dry roasted peanuts, un­salted 1 tbsp tamarind pulp, soaked in ¼ cup water for 15 min­utes 1 cup water 1 tbsp sweet soy sauce 1 ½ tbsp sugar 1/ 8 tsp salt 1 tbsp peanut but­ter, op­tional

For the spice paste:

¼ cup oil 6- 8 dried red chilies, seeded, soaked in warm water 3 cloves gar­lic 3 shal­lots 2 lemon grass, white parts only, 1 inch gin­ger 1 tbsp co­rian­der pow­der

Method

Roughly blend peanuts for the sauce in a food pro­ces­sor. Blend all the ingredients for the spice paste into a smooth paste. Heat oil and fry the spice paste un­til aro­matic and bub­bly. Add these to the paste, to­gether with tamarind juice, water, sweet soy sauce, sugar and salt; stir to mix thor­oughly. Add peanut but­ter, if us­ing, and com­bine well. Con­tinue to stir un­til the peanut sauce turns smooth. Take off heat and al­low to cool to room tem­per­a­ture be­fore use. Cut the chicken into small cubes and pat dry with a kitchen towel. Blend the ingredients for the mari­nade to­gether in a blender, adding a lit­tle water, if re­quired. Mar­i­nate the chicken for two hours or overnight. Thread a few pieces of the chicken onto bam­boo skew­ers that have been soaked in cold water for two hours, and grill for 4- 5 min­utes on each side un­til nicely charred. Al­ter­na­tively, you can broil them in an oven at 190° C. Serve hot with spicy peanut sauce.

s 20min time: 30min s Prep Cook s: 6 serve

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