Indian Food to Cook on a BBQ

You might not have a tandoori oven or a balti wok at home, but did you know you can cook many Indian dishes on the BBQ? As well as being flavoursome, aromatic and truly delicious, Indian food on the BBQ is quick and easy to make. So here are some ideas to get you started.

1. Tandoori Chicken Kebabs

    To make tandoori chicken kebabs simply marinate diced pieces of chicken thigh overnight in a mixture of plain yoghurt, lemon juice and tandoori curry powder. The yoghurt will make the chicken extremely tender and the spices will have time to absorb into the meat. Thread the diced chicken onto a kebab skewer and cook on the BBQ until charred and cooked through. Serve this delicious treat with a naan of your choice and a side of mint chutney.

    2. Paneer Tikka Skewers

      If you’re looking for a vegetarian kebab option, then paneer tikka skewers are perfect for an Indian-inspired summer BBQ. Paneer is an Indian cheese that holds its shape while cooking and absorbs spices really well. It can be marinated in a mixture of yoghurt, turmeric, tikka powder and chilli powder before being skewered with onions, red peppers and tomatoes. Place on the BBQ and grill until slightly charred.

      3. Shrimp Tandoori

        Traditional Indian food typically includes a lot of seafood. So if you fancy a special treat, grab yourself some king prawns and marinate them in a spicy tandoori sauce. You can then skewer the prawns and grill them until they’re pink, charred and packed with flavour. Serve with lemon wedges and a sprinkle of coriander. If your mouth is watering already, Google ‘best Indian food near me’ and find a restaurant that serves classic Indian dishes.

        4. BBQ Tandoori Fish

          To continue the seafood theme, marinate fish fillets in a blend of yoghurt, garlic, ginger and spices such as turmeric, tandoori powder and cumin. Pop the fish on the BBQ until it’s cooked through and serve with lemon and coriander. Keep in mind that fish cooks pretty quickly on the BBQ so keep checking it to ensure it doesn’t become tough or burnt.

          5. Marinated Lamb Chops

            Lamb chops are delicious on the BBQ and even more so when marinated in garlic, ginger, chilli powder, turmeric and garam masala. Grill over the coals and serve with a side of kachumber salad. This is a mix of diced cucumber, tomatoes and onions with lemon juice and salt.

            6. Grilled Vegetables

              Whether you’re a vegetarian or want a healthy side dish for your BBQ feast, how about making a grilled vegetable platter with a twist? Cut up a variety of vegetables including mushrooms, peppers, onions and courgette, and mix with Indian spices. Then grill the vegetables on the BBQ to your liking and serve with a yoghurt and mint dip.

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