Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Chicken Tikka

Chicken tikka is a chicken recipe and origin may be from kashmir region. And the dish is famous in india neighbouring countries. Tikka means small pieces.Chicken tikka is prepared with the small pieces of boneless chicken marinated with curd and spices, baked or cooked in skewers in a clay oven called tandoor. Though this the actual procedure, I tried preparing the chicken tikka on a pan or tava and it came very tasty and yumm. The detail of the recipe is provided here, do prepare and let me know how it tasted.

Preparation time: 30min
Servings:  2 skewers/plate -5plates

For Marination:
Chicken boneless - 400gms
Capsicum  - 1
Onion -1
Curd/yogurt -2 tablespoon
Kasuri methi powder -1 tspoon (optional)
Red chilli powder-1 to 2tspoons
Black pepper powder-1 to 2tspoons
Turmeric powder-2 pinch
Ginger garlic paste- 2tspoons
Garam masala -1/2tspoon
Food red colour- pinch (optional)
Dhaniya/Coriander seeds powder-1/2 tspoon
Lemon juice-few drops
Chat powder-1tspoon
Dry amchur powder -1/4tspoon
Lemon juice - 2 tspoons
Salt to taste
Oil for shallow frying 


  1. Cut the chicken, Capsicum and onion to small pieces or cubes.
  2. Mix all the ingredients mentioned above with chicken pieces, capsicum and onion. Keep it aside at least for 2-3 hours.Can also prepare at night, keep it in refrigerator overnight and use next day.
  3. On a tava add 2 tspoon of oil spread well and place marinated chicken pieces, Capsicum and onion.
  4. Close the lid and cook for 3 min, again turn on other sides, add oil and cook for 3 min. repeat the same and cook all sides of chicken pieces until its cooked well.To cook Capsicum and onion it takes less than 5 min.
  5. It takes 20 minutes to cook chicken pieces on tava by this time u can notice the chicken pieces are almost glossy dry and well cooked.
  6. Remove from tava. Let it cool. Now take a barbeque skewers. Put/insert chicken pieces, capsicum, onion as shown in image.
  7. To give it a tandoori effect of cooking in oven or barbeque, place the barbeque skewers 3cm above the flame of gas stove by turning the all sides.[Should be done in 5-6secs]
  8. Serve hot Chicken Tikka on a plate and add few drops of lemon juice which makes it more tastier. Can serve with green chutney or garlic sauce.