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Chicken Kalimiri Kebab Recipe


Kalimiri kebab recipe is one of the most popular ones in North India. You will find this chicken kebab on almost every Punjabi restaurant menu. However, you will be surprised to know that this is also one of the easiest Indian appetisers to make at home. If you get the right kalimiri kebab recipe, you can easily prepare it at home.

The most important ingredient for chicken kalimiri kebab is freshly ground pepper. ‘Kalimiri ‘ basically means black pepper. And you need to do is make ample use of black pepper for the kalimiri kebab recipe. This chicken kebab is usually made with succulent pieces of boneless meat. Ideally, you should be trying the kalimiri kebab recipe in the Tandoor. But here we have given you a microwave recipe for this chicken kebab.

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 1 hour

Cooking Time: 20-25 minutes


  • Chicken- 500 grams (boneless pieces)
  • Freshly ground pepper- 3tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste- 2tbsp
  • Green chillies- 3
  • Onion- 1
  • Kalounji or onion seeds- ½ tsp
  • Coriander leaves- 2 stalks (chopped)
  • Garam masala powder- 1tsp
  • Lemon juice- 1tbsp
  • Curd- 2tbsp
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Oil- 1tbsp


  1. Rub 2tbsp black pepper and salt on the chicken pieces . Sprinkle lemon juice and leave it aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Grind onion and green chillies in the mixer grinder. Now apply the ginger garlic paste and the onion-green chillies paste on the chicken pieces.
  3. Add 1tbsp pepper , onion seeds, garam masala powder and coriander leaves to the curd. Mix it up well.
  4. Now marinate the chicken pieces with the curd marinade. Leave it aside for 30 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile pre-heat the microwave to 300 degrees.
  6. Now place the marinated chicken pieces with the marinade in baking dish.
  7. Sprinkle oil on the chicken pieces and place the dish on a grill.
  8. Grill the the chicken kebabs for 10 to 15 minutes on 80 percent power.
  9. Then turn around the pieces of chicken pieces and grill for another 10 minutes.
  10. Remove the baking dish from the oven.

Serve the the chicken kalimiri kebabs with chopped onions and carrots.

Story first published: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 18:13 [IST]
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