Potli means a traditional purse or small bag in Hindi. Murg Potli Kebab, a dish which mimics the shape of a potli, is an easy-to-make aromatic parcel of minced chicken and spices. Serve it as a special on your Sunday brunch or as an evening snack and enjoy the praise from your family and friends.?
Chicken breast slit
4 tbsp (1/4 cup)
Green chilli paste
Cashew nut paste
Slit open the chicken breast slices without cutting through completely. Open and flatten it using kitchen hammer or a heavy spoon.
In a medium pan, heat oil and sauté the chicken mince with whole spices, chopped onion, chopped green chillies, coriander leaves, mint leaves and pinch of salt. Stir for 10-15 minutes until cooked. Keep aside.
Divide the mixture into two equal balls and stuff in the chicken slices. Fold it around to shape it like a kebab and seal it with toothpick.
In another bowl, whip together hung curd, ginger & garlic paste, chilli paste, cashew paste, cream, turmeric, jeera powder, cardamom powder, garam masala, 1 tbsp oil and salt.
Marinate the chicken kebabs in the curd paste for 30-40 minutes in refrigerator.
Cook the kebabs in a preheated oven at 200 degree Celsius or in a tandoor for about 20 minutes or till light brown. Keep brushing butter in between to keep the kebabs moist and for even browning. Serve with garlic chutney.