Chicken Tikka (Kebabs)

Chicken Tikka (Kebabs)

Chicken Tikka – Loosely translated to mean "Chunks of Chicken", this dish is prepared by marinating the chicken pieces in a blend of spice mixture and fresh yogurt. One can cook the chicken by using this recipe in an Oven, Grill or Tandoor (Clay oven).


2 lb Boneless Chicken

½ teaspoon Turmeric

1 teaspoon Red chili Powder

3-4 Cloves

1 tablespoon Coriander Seeds

½ teaspoon Anis seeds

1tablespoon Cumin seeds

¼ teaspoon Mustard seeds

½ teaspoon Fenugreek seeds

1tsbp Garlic paste

1tbsp Ginger Paste

½ cup yogurt

1 tbsp Lemon juice

1tsp egg shade (optional)

Salt to taste.

To prepare the marinade, coarsely grind Cloves, Coriander, Anis, Cumin seeds,  Cloves, Mustard seed,  coffee grinder. Finely chop ginger and garlic.

In a bowl combine finely chopped ginger, garlic, red chili pwd, turmeric, yogurt, lemon juice with coarsely grounded spice mixture. Season with salt to taste.

Cut the chicken into bite size pieces and mix thoroughly with the marinade, keep over night in refrigerator.

Put the chicken on skewers if using Tandoor to cook or you can cook on grill on low heat.

At home you can heat the oven to 200 F. Put chicken pieces in a baking dish and bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked thoroughly and is browned on the edges. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve with wedges of lemon.

Noon Cooking - August 12, 2010