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How to Get Out of a Dinner Rut – Kabobs

Cheese And Chicken Kabobs

Cheese And Chicken Kabobs

Are you in a dinner rut? Do you find yourself making the same few dishes over and over? It’s OK – it happens to the best of us.

Shake things up with this Cheese and Chicken Kabob recipe: Murg Malai Kabab.  I’m here to encourage you – I’ve made it myself, it’s easy, and yes – YOU CAN DO IT!

This meal is WAY out of my kids’ comfort zone – Indian seasonings with spiciness on a bed of raw spinach and cucumbers. But our 5 and 7 year old kids liked it.  How on earth did I fool them? I feel like I got away with something.

Maybe they liked it because we watched Vahchef Sanjay Thumma‘s cooking video together and they thought his dance at 08:00 was hysterical.  And I reminded them that the Vahchef said “Kids go crazy over this chicken!”  A little bit of prep work went a long way.

Here’s the ingredient list for Cheese and Chicken Kabob [Murg Malai Kabab], be sure to scroll down.

Some of my tweaks:

  • I turned up the oven to 500 F – super hot.
  • I didn’t use meat tenderizer, it was fine without it.
  • I used chopped parsley instead of coriander leaves.
  • I didn’t make a paste with the chilies and parsley.  Instead I chopped up the chilies large enough so I could pick them out for the kids.
  • We made a quick ginger garlic paste by mashing together peeled/cut up ginger with peeled garlic.   My 5 year-old loved using the mortar and pestle.  See VahRehVah – Ginger Garlic Paste. Don’t blink, you might miss it!
  • I forgot the corn flour – no biggie, it was fine without it.
Ginger Garlic Paste

Ginger Garlic Paste

Our family weighs in:

  • The kids did “go crazy” and loved it!
  • My husband gave it a double thumbs up.
  • I loved it and am bringing it for lunch tomorrow – a good sign.

Is it time for you and your family to get out of your “dinner comfort zone”?  What do you want to try?

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