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Indian Chicken Tikka

Chicken Tikka may be a ancient and really in style Indian Chicken dish that is nicely choked with flavor & color.
The word ‘Tikka” stands for bits, pieces or chunks. In this easy-to-cook dish, chicken chunks are marinated in special spices & dairy product and grilled on skewers until it's brown & tender.
This Chicken Tikka can also be prepare into Chicken Tikka Masala, a tasty gravy dish.

Ingredients for Chicken Tikka
We will follow these two way to marinade the chicken.

First Marinade
  • 500gm boneless chicken
  • 4 tbsp lime juice 
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 3/4 black pepper
  • 2 tbs chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 turmeric powder
Second Marinade
  • 2 cup yogurt 
  • 1 cup grated cheese 
  • 1 tbs butter 
  • 1/4 black salt 
  • 1 tbs dry fenugreek leaves 
  • 4 tbs gramflour 
  • 5 tbs oil 
  • 1/2 garam masala powder 
  • 1 tbs chat masala powder 
  • 1/4 food colour 

How to make Chicken Tikka

  1. Marinate the chicken in the first marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour, then refrigerate. 
  2. For the second marinade, put oil in a pan . Add gram flour and mix well. Keep on fire and stir constantly on gram flour starts to smell roasted and starts to change color. Add turmeric powder and mix well for a few second. Remove from fire. Do not let it turn brown. Cool the oil mixture. 
  3. In a big flat dish put cheese and butter. Rub with the palm till smooth. Add yogurt, mix thoroughly until cheese is smoothly mixed with the yogurt. It should be a smooth paste. Add oil and gramflour. Add all other remaining ingredients of the second marinade. Mix till smooth. Add colour if needed. 
  4. Pick up the marinated tikkas and put in the second marinade. Mix cover with a plastic wrap. Keep covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours or till serving time. Bring to room temperature before you start cooking. 
  5. Place the marinated chicken pieces on a greased wire rack. Cook for about 15-2 minutes in the preheated oven till well browned and cooked. If the chicken is cooked but not well browned from top, then put the chicken under the grill for 4-5 minutes. Serve hot with green chutney, and salad.

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