Tandoori Style Steak

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READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat a dry cast iron skillet over medium heat; add mustard seeds, fennel seeds, peppercorns, grains of paradise (of the substitute noted below), and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, until fragrant and lightly toasted, about 1 to 3 minutes; transfer to a bowl to cool.
  • Grind cooled spices, in a spice grinder or use a mortar and pestle, to a coarse powder; add the salt, pepper flakes, and cayenne.
  • Cut steak into pieces that are bout 1 1/2 inches wide and 3 1/2 inches long; brush with olive oil and generously season with the spice rub.
  • Thread steaks onto skewers, through the narrow end, about 3 pieces per skewer.
  • Heat the tandoor to 500 degrees F (grill or broiler to high); cook kebabs until browned, about 5 minutes for medium rare (for grill or broiler, about 3 to 4 minutes per side).
  • NOTE: Grains of paradise look like small peppercorns, but taste like a combination of black pepper and allspice. The are sold at specialty markets, like thespicehouse.com. You can substitute 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper and 2 allspice berries (or 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice) to approximate the flavor.
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