Wednesday 9 June 2021

Yakitori - chicken skewers



Yaki means grilled selections of small items, cooked on sticks over coal — chicken in this recipe. Tori is pronounced toh-ree and refers to the bird.

However, yakitori refers to a grilled skewer of small pieces of meat-generally chicken.

Serves 4

8 small boneless chicken thighs - cut into 4 pcs each
8 green onions
8 bamboo skewers - pre soaked in water.

Tare Sauce - the glaze to baste and marinate the chicken in.


4 tbsp sake
1 tbsp mirin
1 tbsp sugar
5 tbsp tamari soya sauce
Boil for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool.

In a bowl, place cut pieces of chicken. Cut the green onions into chunks. 
Toss the marinade over it all. Keep it aside for 20 to 30 minutes. 
This threads eight skewers of bamboo that have been soaked in water—this avoids them from burning on the fire.

Place it on the grill or in the oven. Cook them until thoroughly cooked.


Photo courtesy Niloufer Mavalvala, Fazilah Vajid and Atiya Alibhai

My published cookbooks are available for sale through myself and on amazon.

The World of Parsi Cooking: Food Across Borders is a 3 award winning book. It has been self published in July 2019 and will be going into its second print in 2022. 

The Art of Parsi Cooking; reviving an ancient cuisine was published in 2016 by Austin Macauley and continues to be available through amazon book depot book depository and from the publishers.

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