Spicy Chicken Tikka


Chicken tikkas are one of the popular starters on the restaurant's menu. The word tikka means pieces or chunks of meat, which in this case its chicken, so it's called chicken tikka. This recipe is spicy, so if  you can't handle the spiciness, reduce the  spice measures to half in this recipe. Read full post to know how to smoke your tikkas without using smoking gun. Those who don't want to use oven or experiencing regular power cuts, can cook the tikkas on stove top using a skillet/tawa on high flame. You could also use tandoori chicken's recipe spices for the tikkas here. 



To make this recipe, you'll need : 

Chicken  chunks
250 grams
Red chilli powder
1 teaspoon
Coriander powder/ dhaniya
1 teaspoon
Cumin powder/ jeera
1 teaspoon
Garam masala powder
½ teaspoon
Turmeric  powder
1/4th teaspoon
Salt
½ teaspoon
Yogurt/curds/dahi
2 tablespoons
Mustard oil
½ teaspoon 
Butter
As required to baste

                                                   
                                         Method :

1. Mix all the ingredients to the cleaned and patted dry chicken chunks, except butter.
2. Rest the chicken pieces for 1 hour. You can leave them in the refrigerator for whole night too.
3. Skewer the chicken chunks. (Soak the wooden skewers in water prior to this step, for about 10 minutes).
4. Bake in the pre heated oven 200 degrees C for 10 minutes. Turn to broil mode and further cook it for 5 minutes. All ovens don't work same, so keep an eye on your chicken tikkas. You might baste the chicken tikkas in between with its own juices.
6. Finally, brush the tikkas with butter.
7. Serve hot.

                                            Pictorial :


 Add red chilli powder, coriander powder/dhaniya,  cumin powder/jeera, turmeric powder, 


garam masala powder, ginger- garlic paste, salt, curd and mix well. 


Add oil and marinate for 1 hour.  Skewer the chicken chunks. (Soak the wooden skewers in water prior to this step, for about 10 minutes). Bake in the pre heated oven 200 degrees C for 10 minutes. Turn to broil mode and further cook it for 5 minutes. All ovens don't work same, so keep an eye on your chicken tikkas. You might baste the chicken tikkas in between with its own juices.
 Finally, brush the tikkas with butter. Serve hot.




Notes : 

1.  Add half of the quantity of spices if you don't want your tikkas to be spicy. 

2. You can smoke your tikkas. Simply place a piece of coal on the stove top, once its heated, place the coal in a container, add few drops of oil on it. The coal will start to smoke. Now, place this near to the chicken tikkas and cover it completely for smoke not to escape for 10 minutes.



3. You can sprinkle chaat masala before serving if reduced the spice measures. 
4. You could also add a teaspoon of lemon juice to the chicken marination. 



Enjoy! 

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