Spiced chicken and eggplant skewers Braai

Spiced chicken and eggplant skewers Braai

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  • 450g chicken thigh fillets, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 1 medium eggplant, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 6 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1/3 cup (100g) eggplant pickle (from Indian/asian supermarket)
  • 3 tsp garam masala (Indian spice mix)
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 4cm piece (20g) ginger, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) sunflower oil
  • Thinly sliced long green chilli & nigella seeds, to serve


  • 1/3 cup (95g) Greek yoghurt
  • 1/2 bunch coriander, stalks and leaves chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 long green chilli, chopped


  1. For the dressing, place all ingredients in a food processor and whiz to combine. Transfer to a bowl and chill until needed.
  2. Thread chicken and eggplant onto skewers, alternating between each. Using a mortar and pestle, pound leaves of 3 sprigs curry leaves until finely ground. Add pickle, garam masala, garlic, ginger and oil, and stir to combine. Brush pickle mixture over skewers.
  3. Heat a chargrill pan or barbecue to medium heat. Grill skewers, turning frequently and brushing with cooking juices, for 12-15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and eggplant is tender. Add the remaining 3 curry leaf sprigs to the grill for the last 4 minutes of cooking to crisp slightly.
  4. Place skewers on a serving platter and top with grilled curry leaves, sliced chilli and nigella seeds. Serve with dressing.

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