Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Grilled Chicken Tikka

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Today's recipe is a popular Indian chicken starter / appetizer dish tandoori grilled chicken tikka. It is absolutely simple to make and tastes out of this world delicious. In this easy-to-cook recipe, the chicken chunks are marinated in special spices and then grilled on skewers. They make great party food and pairs up excellent with hot naan or any Indian breads. Check it out the recipe here and charm the tastebuds of your loved ones.
·         Boneless chicken            - 300 g
·         Yoghurt                          -2 tbsp
·         Turmeric pwd                 - ¼ tsp
·         Kashmiri red chilly pwd - 1 tsp
·         Ginger garlic paste         - 2 tsp
·         Cumin pwd                      - ¼ tsp
·         Coriander crushed         - ½ tsp
·         Black pepper pwd           - ¼ tsp
·         Garam masala pwd        - ½ tsp
·         BBQ sauce (optional)  -  1 tsp
·         Lemon juice                    - 1 tsp
·         Coriander leaves chopped  - 3 tsp
·         Salt to taste
·         Oil for basting
Chicken Tikka
1.       Clean, wash and chop the boneless chicken to pieces.
2.      In a mixing bowl, add yoghurt, turmeric pwd, kashmiri red chilly pwd, ginger garlic paste, cumin pwd, crushed coriander, pepper pwd, salt and lemon juice.
3.      Add 3 tsp of oil and mix well.
4.      Stir in the finely chopped coriander leaves.
5.      Add the chicken pieces to the mixing bowl.
6.      Toss to coat the chicken with the masala well.
7.      Cover and marinate for minimum 6 hours or preferably overnight.
8.      Preheat oven to 180 degree celcius.
9.      Either thread the marinated chicken pieces onto greased skewers or place on a greased tray.
10.   Baste with oil.
11.    Slightly grease the grill tray with oil.
12.   Grill it for 6 minutes approximately.
13.   Turn it to other side, baste oil and grill the chicken pieces for 5 to 7 minutes or until the chicken is charred at the edges. (cooking time depends on how  hot your grill is and how big the chicken chunks are)
14.   Transfer to serving plate.
15.   Garnish with onions, lemon wedges, coriander leaves and serve with naan, pitta bread or on its own.
Grilled Chicken tikka
16.   Chicken Tikka is ready to serve. Enjoy..!
grilled chicken tikka

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