Chicken Bihari Boti

Servings : Serves 3-4

I’ve previously shared my Bihari Kabab recipe using tender beef fillet. Here is a version that is almost identical, only that this one is made with chicken!


  • 500 gm boneless chicken breast, cut into cubes
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp grated raw papaya
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1/2 cup thick plain yoghurt
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp roasted gram flour
  • juice of 1 lemon (2 tbsp)


Cut the onion in half, grate one half and finely slice the other half. Fry the sliced onions until golden brown and then remove and crush completely.

Now add both the fried/crushed onions and the grated onions plus ALL the other ingredients except the chicken cubes into a bowl and mix well. Then add the chicken cubes and mix to combine. Cover and refrigerate overnight to marinate.

When ready to grill, thread the cubes onto skewers. Either grill over a charcoal BBQ until cooked through and tender or under a hot oven grill. Make sure to turn the skewers often to get the chicken done on all sides. Brush them with some oil occasionally during grilling. It should take about 5-6 minutes per side for them to be done.

Serve with salad, fries and parathas/chapatis or naans. Leftovers are excellent for making chapati wraps or stuffed/rolled in pita bread with salad and mayo or ketchup for a quick and easy sandwich.


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