Thursday, September 18, 2008



For Marination
Chicken boneless 500gm
Hung Curd 250gm
Cream 2 tbsp
Lemon juice 2 tbsp
Ginger Garlic paste 1 tbsp
Red chilly powder 1 t sp
Jeera powder ½ tsp
Garam masala powder ½ tsp
Oil 30 ml
Edible Saffron color ¼ tsp
Kasuri Methi 2 tbsp
Salt to taste

For gravy
Tomatoes large 3
Onion finely chopped 1
Red chilly powder ½ tsp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
Coriander powder 1 tsp
Kasuri Methi (Dried Methi leaves) 1 tbsp
Cream 3 tbsp
Black Cardamom 2
Bay leaves 2
Cinnamon stick 1 inch
Salt To taste
Oil 75 ml

Method for Chicken Tikka

Marination 1
§ Cut chicken or Paneer in to 1x1x1 inch size cube.
§ Mix lemon juice jeera powder ginger garlic paste and salt ½ tsp
§ Apply this mix all over chicken cubes and allow it to marinate for 20-30
§ In a separate bowl, mix together hung curd, creame, oil, kasoori methi ,
§ garam masala powder salt ½ tsp, saffron colour and red chilly powder.
§ Apply this all over the pieces and marinate it for at least 4 hours in a refrigerator
§ Heat the gas/charcoal tandoor. Put the Marinated chicken pieces on skewer and grill it.
§ Cook for 5 min on 1 side and brush oil in between on the chicken pieces so that they don’t dry up.
§ Cook on other side for another 5-8 min or till the chicken is tender
§ Sprinkle Chat masala powder on top of chicken Tikka
§ Serve hot with Pudina chutney and sliced onion as a snack

Method for Tikka Masala
§ Boil ½ liter water in a pan add cardamom, bay leaves, cinnamon stick and tomatoes to it. Boil for 8-10 min
§ In a a Microwave safe bowl boil cardamom, bay leaves, cinnamon stick and tomatoes in 1 cup water for 5 min on high power
§ Place the tomatoes in a separate bowl and peel the skin off. Allow it to cool and make a puree in a grinder
§ Heat oil in pan add chopped onion sauté till light brown
§ Add ginger garlic paste mix for few seconds add red chilly powder stir well
§ Add tomato puree coriander powder salt and kasuri methi and 1 cup water ( in which tomatoes were boiled) to it
§ Fry till masala leaves the oil
§ Add cream and chicken tikka and cook for 3-5 min

Tip: In a preheated oven (OTG), cook chicken for 10 min at 250 degree centigrade. Brush it with oil in between as mentioned above.
You can also try cooking tikka in Non stick pan. Transfer marinated chicken to a non stick pan and cook for 8- 10 min or till masala leaves the oil.

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