If you ever thought making Chicken tikka is going to be a tedious task - you are soo wrong!! Chicken tikka brings back some good old Dhaba memories for me - when Bangalore actually had some decent ones on the outskirts and its highways. Trip to a dhaba was like a mini weekend getaway with friends - for yummy food, some beer priced economically and served in a separate cottage like table for each guest. This is an easy peasy recipe to make this lip smacking chicken starter dish , that will leave your friends and family asking for more. Do give it a try and post your feedback here!!!
- 250 gms - Boneless chicken deskinned
- 2 tbsp Kashmiri Red Chilli powder
- 1 tsp - Turmeric Powder
- 2 tsp - Kasuri Methi dry fenugreek leaves
- 1/2 tbsp - Coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp - Garam masala powder
- 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
- 3 tbsp Curd
- Oil for cooking
- Bell peppers & onions diced - to be placed inbetween pieces while grilling
- Bamboo skewers soaked in water for 30mins prior to using them
- Oil for frying
- The trick lies in charring the meat a little bit and not overcooking or burning the outer skin with a minimum 2-3hr marination or best overnight. Ensure the chicken is well cleaned and appropriately de-skinned
- In a bowl add the boneless chicken pieces - make sure the bowl is big enough for mixing all the ingredients
- Add the chilli, coriander ,turmeric powder and ginger garlic paste to the chicken bowl . Stir well to coat the spice mix on to the chicken pieces
- Add curd and stir to coat the pieces again. Add salt as per taste.
- Finally add the Garam masala and Kasuri methi. Cling wrap the bowl and let it marinate in the refrigerator for 2-3hr or best left overnight
- Place the chicken pieces, capsicum and onions in the bamboo skewer.You can apply the left over masala from the marinade liquid onto the bell pepper/onion slices.
- Grease the grill pan with some oil and place the skewers and cook on a medium flame
- Turn the skewers around to ensure that the chicken is thoroughly cooked - you will notice that the meat has begun to char
- Once the chicken is completed cooked - serve it on a plate with some Pudina chutney and lime wedges
- If you have a nice charcoal/electric grill - you can use the same recipe to bbq the chicken. The cooking time may vary though since the heat conditions also vary in a bbq set up.