Barbeque Chicken Spices for the Best Father's Day Gift

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Electronics, grooming kits, and tools are typically the most sought after, or at least, most thought-about presents in terms of gift-giving for Father's Day. But despite these popular gifts, showering dad with tons of gadgets and his tried-and-true favorites, may not be all he wants this year. Being able to spend all of Father's Day together as a family and doing something special might be just the type of action-filled gift he's been yearning for. 

If you're having trouble coming up with an activity to do, then give cooking a shot. Although you may not want to, cooking should be a gift seriously worth considering. It's a time-tested exciting activity that's bound to create impactful memories and animate the whole family. 

Shared below are some summer-time recipes using pre-portioned barbeque chicken spices. These seasonings are perfect for vegan and non-vegan families. But before those savory dishes are given out, let's briefly delve into why cooking is such a fun, healthy and interactive activity to do this Father's Day.

The Perfect Activity for Fun and Real Fellowship

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Cooking encourages socialization. Family members, friends, or even strangers can learn a lot about each other quickly just by recounting stories, sharing laughs, or even retelling old heirloom recipes while cooking. Feelings of comradeship and familiarity are generally strengthened, and new connections are either created, or past relationships are further enhanced. If you want to know more about that unique father figure in your life, then carve out some time and cook with them on June 21st.

Cooking: That Which Is Good for the Mind

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Cooking also helps to alleviate unchecked stress that often assails both the brain and the body. Ruminations of past events or worries of the future are often the tale-tell signs that you are stressed. One of the best therapies for someone to destress is by cooking. According to Here's Help, Inc., meal creation "functions as a method for stressed-out [individuals] to focus on a task at hand, and feel satisfaction at completing a task." Cooking as a therapy not only lightens the mental burdens of those who are overwhelmed with sickness, employment, and or financial trouble(s) but can even help those who suffer from mild to chronic stress and even anxiety, depression, or other mental disturbances. It is truly a meditative experience that will allow dad and others around to wind down and relax.

Recipes You Can Try at Home Using Vegan Barbeque Chicken Spices

Whether you plan on making your father or father comparative lunch or dinner, these nutrient-rich recipes featured below, and savory meals highlighted in our previous blog post are some of the best Father's Day gifts you can give.

Lahori Tikka BBQ Shish Kabobs

Lahori Tikka BBQ Shish Kabobs is a delicious, tasty, and mildly spicy meal that serves 5 to 6. Although estimated prep time takes 70 minutes, and the cooking time is 30 minutes, the overall difficulty level for this meal is easy.

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  • 1 packet of Mama's Masalas vegan Lahori Chicken Tikka seasoning
  • 2 pounds of skinless, boneless chicken 
  • 1 large white or red onion 
  • 1 red bell pepper 
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce 


  1.  Cut 2 pounds of chicken into 1.5" cubes. Set aside. 
  2.  Combine barbeque chicken spices and soy sauce in a large bowl and mix well. 
  3.  Add chicken to the mixture and marinate for an hour. 
  4.  While waiting, cut red and green bell peppers into 1-inch pieces, as well as the onion.
  5.  Thread the chicken, peppers, and onions onto metal skewers.
  6.  Heat indoor grill or outdoor grill to medium-high heat.
  7.  Grill kabobs over medium-high heat for 10 to 15 minutes each side or until internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F.  
  8.  Turn off heat and discard excess marinade. 
  9.  Enjoy!

Vegan Lahori Tikka BBQ Shish Kabobs

Cubes of tofu seasoned with Mama's Masalas Lahori Chicken Tikka seasoning and skewered and grilled with mushrooms, slices of fresh onions, and bell peppers will make anyone's mouth water. To make this dish, all you need is 40 minutes of prep time and 10 minutes of cook time to get an easy-to-make, mildly spicy recipe that serves 5 to 6.

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  • 1 packet of Mama's Masalas Lahori Chicken Tikka seasoning
  • 2 pounds of extra firm tofu
  • 1 pound of mushrooms (pre-washed)
  • 1 large white or red onion 
  • 1 red bell pepper 
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 orange bell pepper 
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce 


  1.  Cut 2 pounds of tofu into 1-inch pieces. Set aside. 
  2.  Combine seasoning and soy sauce in a large bowl and mix well. 
  3.  Add tofu (1-inch pieces) and mushrooms to the mixture. Marinate tofu and mushrooms for 30 minutes. 
  4.  While waiting, cut onion, and bell peppers into 1-inch pieces. 
  5.  Thread the chicken or tofu, mushrooms, peppers, and onions onto skewers.
  6.  Heat either an indoor grill or outdoor grill to medium-high heat.
  7.  Grill vegan kabobs for 5 minutes each side. 
  8.  Turn off heat and discard excess marinade. 
  9.  Enjoy!

If you want to put a smile on dad's face, give him the best Father's Day gift by cooking for him delicious, savory shish kabobs using barbeque chicken spices. Cooking not only allows him and even you to relax and take his mind off any headaches and stressors during this age of COVID-19, but it also strengthens family ties. 

What do you have planned out for dad this Father's Day? Leave your comments below.



janelle adamsJanelle Adams is the Digital Content Producer at Mama's Masalas. Having a cross-functional position, she is responsible for editing blogs and product descriptions, identifying and creating needed graphics and videos, managing all social media channels, and assisting in product line development.

Being a native of Georgia and a lover of the metro-Atlanta area, she naturally chose to study in-state. While at Kennesaw State University, Janelle joined the Kennesaw Marketing Association (KMA), which allowed her to form marketing-focused connections, and attend networking events in the region. In May 2020, she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management.

Having an acute eye for design and a need to build, Janelle often creates digital art on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and practices constructing computer-based models on Rhinoceros 3D.

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