Chicken Tikka – Home made and Delicious

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Chicken Tikka – Home made and Delicious

This is the Most Delicious Chicken Tikka recipe that can be made at home without the stone oven (Tandoor). These delicious skewered chicken kebabs are marinated in thickened yoghurt and spices and the outcome is tender, succulent and irresistible.

Chicken Tikka – Home made and Delicious

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Recipe Type: Chicken/ BBQ
Author: Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Marination/ Resting Time : 3 hours 20 min
Prep time: 2
Cook time: 35
Total time: 55
Serves: 4


  • 800 gms /1 lb  /12 oz Boneless Chicken cut in small cubes
  • 10 gms / 2 tsp ginger paste
  • 10 gms / 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 10 gms /2 tsp chili powder
  • Hung Yoghurt – made from 1 cup yoghurt – see notes
  • 15 m l/1 Tbsp Lime juice
  • 1.25 grams / ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • ¹⁄8 tsp cumin
  • salt to taste
  • 2.5 gms / ½ tsp Garam Masala
  • 15 gms / 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2.5 gms / ½ tsp carom seeds (tymol / ajwain seeds)
  • 30 gms /2 Tbsp chick pea flour (besan)


  • 22.5 ml / 1½Tbsp Mustard oil


  • Marinate the chicken in half the amounts of ginger paste, garlic paste,  chili powder  & salt to taste  for 20 minutes.
  • Heat the butter.  Add the carom seeds and after 5 seconds add the chick pea flour.
  • Stir and cook till a smooth paste is formed and a nice nutty aroma develops.
  • Stir this cooked paste into the thickened yoghurt.
  • Also add the remaining ginger paste, garlic paste, chili powder as well as garam masala, cumin, lime juice  and more salt to taste.  Stir well till a homogenous mixture is formed
  • Heat the mustard oil. Add the turmeric and quickly  take off heat. Add this oil to the yoghurt mixture too.
  • Add to the chicken that has been marinating for 20 minutes. Rub into the pieces well.
  • Refrigerate for another 2-3 hours.
  • You can skewer these tikkas, and cook on the grill or Bake on high temp, basting lightly with melted butter every ten minutes for about 30 minutes or untill the edges  are charred, and also at the very end.

Chicken Tikka – Home made and Delicious


Thickened or hung yogurt is Yogurt that has the whey removed from it.

You can  make thickened yoghurt, by hanging the yoghurt in a fine muslin/cheese cloth (UNDISTURBED) for ½to one hour. You can also use a bouillon strainer if you have one (those with extremely fine mesh).


Key Ingredients: Chicken, Yoghurt, Ginger, Garlic, Spices, Lime, Mustard Oil, Salt

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