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04 May 2014

Chicken Tikka Recipe

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Chicken Tikka



Easy chicken tikka recipe
Prep Time: 2 to 3 hours
Cook time: 25 to 30 minutes
Serves: 2 to 3
Ingredients:
  1. Chicken,cut into small pieces- 400 gms
  2. Oil / melted butter- as required
For marination
  1. Yogurt- 1.5 tbsp
  2. Ginger paste- 1 tbsp
  3. Garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  4. Kashmiri chili powder-1/2 to 3/4 tbsp (according to taste)
  5. Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
  6. Tandoori masala-3/4 tsp( or use homemade Tandoori masala)
  7. Lime juice- 2 tsp
  8. Mustard oil/vegetable oil- 2 tbsp( see notes)
  9. Butter- 2 to 3 tsp
  10. Salt- to taste
Instructions:

  • In a bowl,combine together all the ingredients listed under 'For marination'.
  • Rub this onto the chicken pieces,until it is coated well.

  • Cover and refrigerate for about 2 to 3 hours.Thread the chicken pieces on bamboo skewers.

  • Preheat oven to 250 deg C.Place the skewers on a greased tray and bake for about 12 to 15 minutes.Baste them with  the pan juices and turn the pieces over.Drizzle melted butter,if desired.Bake for another 5 to 10 minutes,turning once or twice between.Broil for 3 to 4 minutes for charred look. ( Make sure you do not over cook the chicken,it should be soft , tender and juicy from inside.)

  • Serve with pudhina/mint chutney, rice / roti.


  • NOTES
    • STOVE TOP Method:Drizzle oil on a skillet /grill pan.Place the skewered chicken on the pan and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes, over medium heat.Drizzle more oil/butter and turn them over a couple of times,until cooked through ( about 5 to 10 minutes)and slightly charred on the sides.
    • Mustard oil has a distinctive pungent taste and a strong flavor.If you do not want to use mustard oil,just use any neutral cooking oil.
    • I used homemade tandoori masala.

    4 comments:

    1. nice lovely spread and chicken tikka looks very inviting.

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    2. so pretty and delicious looking. I will have to try this marinade and method soon!

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    3. Love this recipe! And that I can even do it on a stove top!

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