Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Chicken Tikka


  • Clean 1 lb of boneless chicken ( i like to use breast piece) and cut into small pieces.
  • In a big bowl take 1/2 cup of thick curd that is strained either in a muslin cloth or tea strainer . See that there is very less moisture content in the curd.
  • To this curd add 1 &1/4 tspn salt , 3/4 tspn chilly powder , 1 tspn tandoori masala , 1 tspn kasoori methi powder , 1/2 tspn coriander powder , 1/4 tspn garam masala powder , big pinch of red food colour , 1 tspn of ginger garlic paste and squeeze in juice of 1/2 a big lemon . Mix all nicely and add 2 tspns of oil in it . Make it like a thick paste , donot add water at all.
  • To this mixture add cleaned chicken and mix gently .
  • Next add onion cubes/chunks and mix it .( u can add cubes of bell peppers and tomatoes but personally i dont like them so i didnot include)
  • Marinate this in refrigerator for 8hrs . Normally if i want to do tikkas in the evening then i will marinate in the morning .
  • Soak bamboo skewers in water for 2 hrs.
  • Now when u want to start making tikka take out the bowl from fridge and start skewing . For that take skewer pierce a piece of chicken , next onion , next chicken piece like that skew them alternately .
  • Put this skewers on a oven safe tray and brush the skewers with oil on top side . ( Put the skewers like how i did so that all the juices while baking will fall directly on the tray leaving tikkas dry if not they will become soggy )
  • Preheat oven @ 500 degree F and then put this in oven in the bottom rack.
  • After 15 mins pull out the tray carefully wearing ur glouses and reverse the skewers ( sometimes when u r trying to reverse skewers they may not get reversed because the cooked side becomes lite and uncooked side is heavier ,if u get that situation then take 2 aluminium foil rolls and put skewers on them like i did and put them little closer then they will get reversed easily) , brush with oil this side and put it back in oven and now change the mode to BROIL . After 15 mins switch off the oven and after 2 mins takeout the tray .
  • Squeeze lime juice on skewers and litely sprinkle chat masala on it and serve it hot to ur guest.


  1. Rajani Rayudu said...
    Hi Preeti,

    Chicken tikka looks yummy. Photos bale teesaru.

    Anonymous said...
    Hi preethi,

    your recipe is very simple n delicious......

    Anonymous said...
    hi preeti garu...
    i tried chicken tikka. chala chala bagundi. my husband loved it. thanks for d recipe. keep rocking....


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