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Chicken Tikka

Rita Arora
10 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Chicken Tikka RECIPE

Chicken Tikka recipe is an Indian delicacy that is served as an appetizer.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Indian
  • Grilling
  • Appetizers
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 500 grams of boneless chicken cubes
  2. 1 to 1 ½ tbsp. besan / chickpea flour
  3. 1 cup regular thick curd
  4. Veggies (at room temp, using from the fridge right away makes them soggy)
  5. 2 green bell pepper
  6. ½ red bell pepper or tomatoes (remove the seeds and pulp)
  7. 1 large onion cubed
  8. chicken tikka masala marinade :
  9. 1 tsp. Kashmiri red chili powder
  10. 1 ½ tsp. ginger garlic paste
  11. ½ tbsp. kasuri meth (crushed)
  12. 1 to 2 tbsp. lemon juice (adjust, if your curd is sour, you can skip this)
  13. ½ teaspoon of good garam masala
  14. ½ tsp coriander powder
  15. Salt to taste
  16. 1 tbsp. Oil
  17. 1/4 tsp. pepper powder


  1. We need drained yogurt/ curd or greek yogurt works fine. If you are using regular yogurt, then add it to a cheese or muslin cloth and then drain off the excess water. You must have a thick consistency curd. you can also leave the yogurt to drain off for several hours in the refrigerator, after placing it in a muslin cloth.
  2. Wash and cut chicken fillet to equal sized cubes, remove the moisture from them using disposable tissues. Or set them side for a while to take away the dripping water.
  3. Mix all the ingredients under chicken tikka masala marinade with yogurt, lemon juice, gram flour. Marinate the chicken for at least an hour. 12 tastes the best. You will have to refrigerate if marinating for longer than an hour.
  4. Soak the wooden skewers for at least 30 mins in water to prevent them from burning.
  5. Just before you begin to grill, cube the veggies and marinate in the left over marination.
  6. Put them on to skewers, alternating veggies and chicken. Preheat the oven to 240 C for at least 15 minutes, bake for 20 to 30 mins or till fully done. I suggest checking after 20 mins. This depends on the size of your chicken pieces and how tender it is.

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