Saturday, March 16, 2013

How to make Chicken Tikka / Easy Step-by-Step Recipe:

Jayanthy Kumaran | 14:12 | | |

Chicken Tikka Recipe:

Chicken Tikka is a traditional and very popular Indian Chicken dish which is bursting full of flavor & colour. 
The word  ‘Tikka” means bits, pieces or chunks. In this easy-to-cook dish, chicken chunks are marinated in special spices & yoghurt and grilled on skewers till it is brown & tender. 

This Chicken Tikka can also be made into Chicken Tikka Masala, a tasty gravy dish. 

Try this easy  Chicken  Tikka  recipe  & do let us know how it turned out to be..:)


·      Boneless Chicken                    - 300 g

For Marinade:
·      Ginger garlic paste                   - 2 tsp
·      Kashmiri red chilly pwd             - ¾ tsp
·      Lemon juice                             - 1 tsp
·      Salt to taste 

To prepare Second Marinade:
·      Cooking oil                              - 3 to 4 tbsp
·      Gram / besan flour (kadalai maavu - 2 tbsp
·      Yoghurt                                   - 1 cup
·      Kashmiri red chilly pwd             - 1 tsp
·      Ginger garlic paste                   - 1 tsp
·      Turmeric pwd                           - ¼ tsp
·      Garam masala pwd                  - ½ tsp
·      Salt as required


1.   Chop boneless chicken to uniform cubes.
2.   Prepare marinade with ginger garlic paste, kashmiri red chilly pwd, salt and lemon juice.
3.   Dip the chicken pieces in marinade, mix well.
4.   Keep it aside for 1 to 2 hrs.

5.   Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a fry pan.
6.   Add ajwain / tymol seeds and gram flour.

7.   Keep the flame in low and sauté for few minutes, till rich aroma arise. ( take care the gram flour doesn’t get burnt )
8.   Turn off flame.
9.   Add it to a bowl containing yoghurt.
10.Mix well and add kashmiri red chilly pwd, ginger garlic paste, salt , turmeric pwd and garam masala pwd.

11.whisk thoroughly the yoghurd mixture with a beater until it turns to smooth paste.

12.Add 1 to 2 tbsp of cooking oil to it and combine.
13.Add the marinated chicken pieces to the mixture.
14.Let it rest for 2 to 3 hrs.
15.Soak the bamboo skewers in water for 15 to 20 mins. ( to avoid getting burnt )
16.Thread the marinated chicken pieces onto the skewer one by one and keep ready.

17.Pre-heat your oven or grill to a medium high temperature (200 C / 400 F)
18.Place the skewers on the grill racks in your oven with a tray underneath to collect the drippings.
19.  Roast the chicken until it is browned on all sides and tender.
20.  Check if the chicken is cooked and grill for 10 mins, by smearing oil to the surface.
21.  Delicious Chicken Tikka is ready.

22.  Serve hot with onion rings & lemon slices garnishing..:)

Similar Recipes:

·         Paneer Tikka

·         Chicken Tikka Masala

·         Chettinad Chicken Masala

·         Tandoori Chicken

·         Dahi Chicken

·         Punjabi Mutton Curry


  1. Perfectly made chicken tikka my favour appetiser. You have made me drool now ;-)

  2. Love it Jay! perfectly done..moisty chicken..Super clicks!!
    its me

  3. wow, this looks extremely delicious

  4. This is one of my fav Indian recipes.

  5. Perfect chicken tikka....bookmarked!!

  6. Simply mouthwatering and inviting chicken tikkas.

  7. looks really mouthwatering... yum...

  8. Perfect and mouthwatering you made me droll.. Happy following..woul be glad if you follow back....

  9. chicken tikka looks absolutely stunning.

  10. I always love chicken tikka, never make it in a skewer form. Delicious!

  11. My goodness, it looks so delicious! I would love to try cooking it.

  12. perfect dish for it...

  13. thanks for your precious time n lovely feedback..
    have a wonderful sunday..:)

  14. Mmmmm mouthwatering, have a good day Diane

  15. Incredible and terrific dish,cant resist.

  16. of favourites in my home!

  17. Love this

  18. Nicely explained!!!! Perfect for a summer picnic too :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  19. luks the clicks < jay!

  20. Totally different recipe for this ever famous to try this out

  21. Wow wat all i hav seen its very delicious!! From ur cooking method my mom is encouraging me! Thanx a lot Jay!! :)

  22. Tried this recipe and it turned out fantastic! I'm never doing tikka any other way now onwards.

  23. Tried this recipe and it turned out fantastic! I'm never doing tikka any other way now onwards.

  24. Do we any other method to prepared grilled chicken tikka masala without adding too much besan(gram flour) because i don't like the layer of besan. ☺

  25. In that case, you can skip adding besan flour and increase the addition of yoghurt.
    you can try this recipe also ...


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