Friday, July 18, 2014

Chicken Tikka

                                    It is  cloudy outside and i think it's gonna rain. Rain,when we think about it, we will remember, "spicy snacks,a cup of  hot tea and the sweet smell of wet mud". A combination of all these will  make the perfect rainy day. Spicy snacks/starters, made with non-veg will be yummy to the non-veg lovers like me. So i want to post one of the most popular  recipe of India.
                                   The word Tikka means bits, pieces or chunks. Chicken Tikka is an easy-to-cook dish. In this chicken chunks are marinated in spices and then grilled on skewers.





  • 1 cup fresh yoghurt (should not be sour)
  • 1/2 kg chicken boneless and skinless and cut into small pieces
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1  tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsps garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 3-4 tsp lime/ lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp orange  food color (optional)
  • 1 large onion cut into big chucks (optional)
  • 1 bell pepper cut into chucks (optional)
  • 1tsp Chicken tikki masala (optional, I used tooba chicken  tikka masala)
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala (available at most Indian groceries)
  • 1/4 cup oil 
  • Salt as per taste


  • To make the marinade, blend the yogurt then add all the other ingredients. Mix well.
  • Add the chicken pieces and ensure that they get well covered with the marinade.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 4 hours to overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C or 450 F.
  • Thread the chicken, onion, and bell peppers onto skewers and keep ready.
  • Place the chicken pieces on a rack with drip tray underneath and slide onto the middle shelf of the oven.
  • After 15 mins,take the tray out,turn the chicken over and place it back in the oven. 
  • Cook for 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked.
  • Place chicken tikkas on a plate and sprinkle with chat masala and lemon juice.

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