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Chicken Tikka Recipe

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 Indian Cuisine, Recipes

The word Tikka refers to tiny pieces, or chunks.  This is an easy recipe to make Chicken Tikka at home, although it is not entirely the same as what we do here.  If you wish to order Chicken Tikka and you are in the North Vancouver area, you can do so from the right hand side of the site.  Otherwise, have your try at making this home cooked delicious Chicken Tikka Recipe.

Serves 8-10 People.

Indian Chicken Tikka

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup fresh yoghurt
  • 2 cup finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 4 tbsps ginger paste
  • 6 tbsps garlic paste
  • 6-8 tbsps garam masala
  • 12 peppercorns/ 2 dry red chillies
  • 6 tbsps lime/ lemon juice
  • 1 tsp orange food coloring
  • 2 kg chicken (breast or thigh) skinless and cut into 2″ chunks
  • 2 large onion cut into very thin rings
  • Lime/ Lemon wedges to garnish
  • 2 tsp Chaat Masala (available at most Indian groceries)

Preparation:

  • Grind the chopped coriander (keep some aside for garnishing) and all other marinade ingredients (except yoghurt) to a smooth paste in a food processor.
  • Pour the above mix into a large bowl and add yoghurt. Mix well. Add the chicken pieces and mix well. Cover the bowl and refrigerate. Allow to marinate overnight.
  • Thread the chicken onto skewers and keep ready.
  • Preheat your oven or grill to a medium high temperature (200 C/ 400F/ Gas Mark 6).
  • Place the skewers on the grill racks in your oven with a tray underneath to catch drippings. Roast open till the chicken is browned on all sides and tender.
  • Remove from skewers and put the chicken in a plate.
  • Put the onion rings in a separate bowl and squeeze lime juice over them. Now sprinkle the chaat masala over them and mix well so the onions are fully coated.
  • Garnish the Chicken Tikka with these onion rings and serve.

This will serve 8-10 people, so if you wish to serve less, cut the recipe in half.