April 18, 2014
At Royal Nawaab London we have been enjoying the wonderful sunshine and trying to appreciate the rare UK moments of warm weather. Whilst you can, you need to get your BBQ sets out and take advantage before the rains return.
You can just stick to the favourites of a traditional BBQ like burgers, sausages, kebabs and jacket potatoes – or perhaps it’s time to try something different. We are sharing some of our favourite Indian-inspired BBQ recipes that can spice up your meals and treat you to something special.
Naan bread is one of the best bits of an Indian meal – especially when you dip it in some Chicken Tikka Masala. BBQ Naan bread gives an interesting twist to the traditional side dish.
Make your Naan from scratch and once the dough is ready to be shaped, take small handfuls and roll them into small balls, similar to the size of a golf ball. You need to let them rise for another additional 30 minutes, then flatten the balls and place them on the BBQ. Time can vary depending on the heat of your BBQ but you want to avoid too much fire as the Naan will get heavily burned.
Fish is not a usual dish for a BBQ but we have a recipe for a Lemon Fish Masala which is perfect as a starter. Get fillets of white fish and marinate them in lemon juice, salt and coriander for about an hour. During this time you can create a light marinade of ginger, garlic powder, garam masala and yoghurt. Add the spiced yoghurt to the fish and let them marinate for an additional hour. This may seem time consuming but this adds a delicious blend of spices to the fish. When your BBQ is ready place the fish in tin foil and grill for about 5 minutes, maybe slightly longer if the fires aren’t high.
Tandoori Chicken on skewers are perfect for BBQs. Cut your uncooked chicken breasts into small chunks, you want to avoid large pieces of chicken as they will take longer to cook on the BBQ. Take your chicken pieces and mix them in a sauce of lemon juice, yoghurt, ginger, tandoori masala, garlic and some chilli. You can leave to marinate or get them straight onto your skewers. We recommend adding some peppers, tomatoes or any other vegetables to add taste and variety to your skewers. Finally, add them to the grill and cook them until the chicken is cooked.