This post is an unpaid, unbiased product review, and the first of its kind on this blog. I didn’t go out and buy this masala. Someone I have been talking to at Eastern Condiments sent me a box of spice masalas. From that assortment of masalas, I chose the Kebab Masala to try. Go ahead and read my unpaid Review – Eastern’s Kebab Masala.
I love kebabs, and I don’t mind indulging in fried chicken kebabs once in a while!
Here is the thing! I love cooking, and I prefer prepping up all the ingredients from scratch. This product review is a deviation from the usual style, as there isn’t much of a setting up required.
Prepare the marinade by mixing the kebab masala, ginger paste, garlic paste and egg. Add the chicken pieces, mix well to get a uniform coating, and keep it aside for 10 minutes.
Heat oil (I used sunflower oil, and it came out well) in a heavy bottom pan/pot, bring it to boil, and fry the chicken pieces till the colour turns red. Drain the excess oil on a kitchen towel. Serve hot with some onions, lime wedges and green chillies to go with it.
What it says on the cover?
I am happy to read that this product is 100% natural, and ethically sourced with no added preservatives.
Steps for two cooking methods, frying or grilling, are provided.
What it doesn't say on the cover?
Probably because of the limited real estate on the packet/wrapper, the instructions are pretty basic. I felt I could have done with a bit more help.
The instructions also didn't say how much time I had to fry for ideal results. My first batch didn't turn out well. I overcooked them, and the kebab pieces looked charred. I managed to get better results in the second attempt. These are the steps that I followed.
Bring the oil to boil, add 3-4 chicken pieces, and reduce to a medium flame.
Turn them over after 3 minutes. Fry for another 2 minutes.
Turn up the flame to high, fry for another 10-15 seconds, and take the kebab pieces out to drain. I still didn't get the red colour shown on the cover, but I am happy with the results. The chicken kebab tasted great!
Thumbs up! I would try this again. When we have guests for dinner, this could be an easy starter to make!
Ease of preparation 10/10
Clear, helpful instructions 7/10
Ease of cooking 8/10
End result compared with the picture on cover 8/10