Chicken Tikka Recipe

Preparation Time
Difficulty Moderately easy
Occasion Dinner Party
Recipe Type Dinner
Cuisine South Indian

Chicken Tikka dish popular in South Asia. It is popular in many countries all over the world. It is traditionally small pieces of boneless chicken baked using skewers in a clay-based oven called a tandoor after marinating in spices and yogurt. The word tikka means "bits" or "pieces". It is a chicken dish served in Punjabi cuisine. The Punjabi version of the dish, however, is grilled over red-hot coals, and does not always contain boneless pieces. The pieces are brushed with ghee (clarified butter) at intervals to increase its flavor, while being continuously fanned. It is typically eaten with green coriander and tamarind chutney served with onion rings and lemon, or used in preparing a chicken tikka masala.


Ingredient Quantity Calories Fat Cholestrol
Chicken 1 kilogram 1650 35 8.5
Curd 2 cup 298.9 16.18
Onion 1 cup 64 0.16
Garlic 4 clove 17.88 0.08
Ginger 0.5 nos 38.3
Papaya 3 teaspoon 6.54 0.03
Chilli powder 1 teaspoon 0.4
Garam Masala 1 teaspoon 13.3
Lemon Juice 2 tablespoon 14.24 0.14
Salt 1 as required 0
2103.56 51.59 8.5

Preparation Method

  1. 1 Clean the Chicken. Remove the bones and slice it into small pieces.
  2. 2 Grind Onion, Garlic, Ginger, and Papaya into smooth paste.
  3. 3 Mix it with Curd, Chili powder and Garam Masala.
  4. 4 Blend well to make the marinade. Add a few drops of red colour to the marinade with Salt and Lemon Juice.
  5. 5 Smear the Chicken pieces with the mixture and let them marinate for 8-10 hours.
  6. 6 Heat Ghee in a pan and add the marinated Chicken pieces, fry for 5-6 minutes, then pour the remaining marinade on it.
  7. 7 Cover the pan and cook on a low fire unTil Chicken pieces are tender and dry.
  8. 8 Serve hot.