Recipe Corner – Tandoori Chicken Tikkas

published by priyadarshani on Jun 29, 2011

The most famous Indian recipe-tandoori chicken tikka is very easy to prepare at home. Chicken tikka was voted the UK’s most popular dish.


250 g boneless chicken.


1. 1/2 cup hung yogurt

     HUNG YOGURT: Place plain yogurt in a fine, nylon-mesh strainer or a muslin cloth and allow to drip for 1 hour or until the water content is reduced and the yogurt becomes extra thick and creamy.     

2.  1 tsp cream.

3. 1/2 tsp cornflour.

4. 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste.

5. 1 tsp lemon juice.

6. 1/2 tsp dried fenugreek leaves.

7. 1 pinch cardamom powder.

8. 1/2 tsp red chilli powder.

9. 1 tsp tandoori masala.

10. 2-3 drops orange-red food colour.

11. Salt to taste.

12. Oil or butter, for basting.

13. Lemon juice and chatt masala, to sprinkle.


1. Cut the chicken into medium-sized pieces, place in a bowl and jab all over with a fork.

2. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade, pour over the tikkas and toss till well coated; refrigerate for 2 hours.

3. Line a grill tray with foil, arrange the tikkas on it, place under a hot grill and cook, basting with oil/butter, till the chicken is tender and begins to brown; turn the pieces and grill the other side. Or, skewer the tikkas on rods and grill them over a barbecur or in a tandoor, basting with butter/oil as required.

4. Transfer the cooked tikkas to a non-stick pan, sprinkle with lemon juice and chaat masala and saute on high heat for 1 minute.

5. Serve the tikkas on a platter along with grated radish, onion rings, lemon wedges and green chutney.

NOTE: Cornflour is added so that the tikkas remain well coated with the marinade and full of flavour.

Try this at home and enjoy eating.

11 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. # 1 by Borhan
    June 29th, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    You have brought my favorite dish. Thanks for sharing.

  2. # 2 by priyadarshani
    June 30th, 2011 at 2:32 am #

    Thanks Borhan for your comments

  3. # 3 by Sebastian Onciu
    June 30th, 2011 at 8:58 am #

    Interesting recipe;it’s worth trying,I’m sure.

  4. # 4 by rappeter13
    June 30th, 2011 at 9:04 am #

    Another great one.

  5. # 5 by Dreamy777
    June 30th, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    yummy great recipe

  6. # 6 by siriiiii
    June 30th, 2011 at 11:56 am #


  7. # 7 by kimberlyds
    June 30th, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    wow. got to try this. It seems so simple!! lol!

  8. # 8 by beingwell
    June 30th, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

    Wow! Looks really yummy!

  9. # 9 by sri1166
    July 2nd, 2011 at 4:53 am #

    Thanks for your comments

  10. # 10 by SharifaMcFarlane
    July 3rd, 2011 at 8:43 pm #

    Looks tasty.

  11. # 11 by dak
    July 15th, 2011 at 9:37 am #

    Nice and simple recipes:) I will be trying some!!

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