This is probably one of the yummiest Indian dish that you can find at an Indian restaurant closest to you. But why go to a restaurant when you can make it at home, right? This is a fairly simple recipe and takes less than an hour to prepare.
Pssttt…The word Tikka means bits, pieces or chunks.
- 1 cup fresh yoghurt (should not be sour)
- 1 cup finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
- 2 tbsps. ginger paste
- 3 tbsps. garlic paste
- 3-4 tbsps. garam masala
- 6 peppercorns/ 2 dry red chilies
- 3 tbsps. lime/ lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp orange food coloring
- 1 kg chicken (breast or thigh) skinless and cut into 2″ chunks
- 1 large onion cut into very thin rings
- Lime/ Lemon wedges to garnish
- 1 tsp Chaat Masala (available at most Indian groceries)
- Grind the chopped coriander (keep some aside for garnishing) and all other marinade ingredients (except yoghurt) to a smooth paste in a food processor.
- Pour the above mix into a large bowl and add yoghurt. Mix well. Add the chicken pieces and mix well. Cover the bowl and refrigerate. Allow to marinate overnight.
- Thread the chicken onto skewers and keep ready.
- Preheat your oven or grill to a medium high temperature.
- Place the skewers on the grill racks in your oven with a tray underneath to catch drippings. Roast open till the chicken is browned on all sides and tender.
- Remove from skewers and put the chicken in a plate.
- Put the onion rings in a separate bowl and squeeze lime juice over them. Now sprinkle the chaat masala over them and mix well so the onions are fully coated.
- Garnish the Chicken Tikka with these onion rings and serve.