Thursday, 13 February 2014

Chicken Tikka Made in Oven

Chicken Tikka is a very popular and authentic dish in the Indian subcontinent. Not only in India or Pakistan it is very famous around the world and seen in most of the restaurant menus. The word “Tikka” means “bits” or “pieces”. Chicken Tikka is traditionally made with small pieces of boneless chicken, by marinating them with mixture and spices and yogurt, then threaded in skewers and baked in clay-based oven called the tandoor. Chicken Tikka is most places is also grilled over red-hot coals and brushed with ghee for added flavor and taste.

Here’s how to make chicken tikka with step by step photos…


Ingredients

Chicken
500 gm [boneless]
Thick curd/yogurt
½ cup
Ginger & garlic paste
1 tbsp
Red chilli powder
3 tsp
Coriander powder
1 ½ tsp
Turmeric powder
½ tsp
Garam masala powder
1 tsp
Cumin powder
1 tsp
Kasoori Methi [dry]
2 tsp [crushed with hand]
Lemon juice
2 tbsp
Oil
2 tbsp
Salt
As needed
Red food colour
One pinch [optional]
*Some more oil and lemon juice for basting (applying when baking) the chicken
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 25-30 minutes
Serves: 3 -4

Method

Wash and cut the chicken to cubes and pat them dry with paper towel.


Add rest of all the ingredients in a bowl to the chicken and mix thoroughly.


Cover it  with clingfilm or lid and marinate for 7-8 hours or overnight.


You can either bake the chicken in a baking tray or in the skewers. If you are using bamboo skewers soak them in the water for about 30 minutes. If you are using the baking tray line it with aluminium foil.

Take the chicken out of the refrigerator before 30 minutes, so that it comes to room temperature.

Pre heat the oven to 250 C for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile insert the chicken into the skewers, leaving a ¼ inch gap between each piece and arrange them on a baking tray to collect the juices during baking.


Arrange rest of the chicken pieces in the baking tray. Reserve the remaining masala paste.


Reduce the oven temperature to 220 C.

Pull the baking tray out after 10 minutes, brush rest of the masala paste on all the chicken pieces.

Again after 10 minutes, pull the baking tray out turn all the chicken pieces and the turn the skewers also. Brush little oil and lemon juice on all the chicken pieces and continue baking.

Bake in the oven for 25 – 30 minutes or until the chicken starts to change colour with little charred colour.

Yes, super easy and delicious Chicken Tikka is ready to be enjoyed.

Serve this Chicken Tikka with sliced onions, lemon wedges, coriander chutney or tamarind chutney. You can also make chicken tikka masala with these tikkas which is coming up in my next post.


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21 comments:

  1. This is the exact sane recipe I use for paneer tikka on tawa except kasuri methi
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  2. lovely tikkas and nice idea of making in oven.

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  3. Perfectly made tikkas and looks too tempting.

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  4. Wow, perfect, from long I was on the luk out for this... Thnx for sharing

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  5. Tikka looks professionally done!!

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  6. right in the morning, u r tempting me... yum...

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  7. Irrisistible chicken tikka, drooling here........., wish I could grab few from this screen!

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  8. yummy tempting chicken tikka..

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  9. Uff ..can't stop myself from drooling over those pics...they look absolutely mouth watering

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  10. Really making me drool :-) Lovely Priya!

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  11. யாருக்குதான் சிக்கன் டிக்காவை பிடிக்காது,அருமை!!

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  12. Thanks a lot to each and every one of you for your lovely comments....

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  13. Opps!!! Something went terribly wrong my tikkas are RUBBERY. I used chicken breast.

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    1. Iam sorry, I think you should have over cooked it. better luck next time...

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