A Keto Chicken Kebab
A lot of people seem to think Indian food is very carb heavy. While this is true to an extent, there is a huge range of Indian food that falls under the Keto friendly umbrella. I personally find Chinese food to be less Keto friendly because of the sauces they use, which do contain a fair amount of sugar. However I digress (and before I begin a Keto war). Kebabs are a Keto friendly staple at any Indian restaurant and they are also great to make at home. The process is pretty simple and between a home BBQ, oven or a frying pan, you can make them taste delicious.
Most of you know me as the Indian guy who doesn’t like spicy food. Which is why I rarely enjoyed Indian food or ever wanted to visit an Indian restaurant (I still don’t). The times that I did find myself at one I always ended up ordering a Reshmi Tikka or a Malai Tikka. Since I’ve already made a Keto Reshmi Tikka I figured now was as good a time as any to make a killer Keto Malai Kebab. This is a simple chicken kebab made with cheese, cream and just 2 spices, cardamon and black pepper.
Malai = Cream
For those who don’t speak Hindi or aren’t familiar with Indian cuisine, malai effectively meals cream. So for anyone who plans to ask me for a dairy free option, use coconut cream. I must warm you, it will taste nothing like a Malai kebab, it’s like asking for an eggless omelet. When it comes to kebabs I always prefer to use the leg and thigh meat as it’s more succulent, juicy and doesn’t cook (dry out) like chicken breast does. While I cooked these on the cast iron pan you can make them in the oven (cook at the highest temp).
One of the things I also mentioned was the Indian processed cheese, this refers to what we get in stores called as ‘block cheese’. It’s very unique to India (the brand is irrelevant but Amul & Britannia are the ones I see used most). It’s not really a cheddar and thankfully it’s made from milk and not vegetable fat or something. If you can’t get your hands on this you can always use any other hard cheese or something like cheddar.
Nutrition Info (Per serving)
- Calories: 290
- Net Carbs: 1g
- Carbs: 1g
- Fat: 18g
- Protein: 29g
- Fiber: 0g
This recipe makes 4 servings. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.
For everyone asking about that stove stop grill mesh that I am using with the handle. It’s called a Papad Jali in India. It’s available on Amazon. Click here to buy.