Chicken Tikka

    Chicken Tikka is one of the most favourite dishes in UK. It is made with marinated chicken grilled and served sizzling
    hot!

    Serves 6:
    Preparation time: 8 hours (including marinating.)


    Ingredients:
  • Chicken, cut into cubes – 1 kg
  • Yoghurt – 250 gms
  • Oil – 6 tablespoon
  • Ginger paste – 2 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste – 2 teaspoon
  • Chilli Powder – 2 teaspoon or as per taste.
  • Cumin Powder – 4 teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder – 2 teaspoon
  • Garam Masala – 3 teaspoon
  • Black Salt – 2 teaspoon (Can be replaced with 1 teaspoon of normal salt.)
  • Red food colouring – 2 teaspoon. (Optional)
  • Lime – few drops.


    Method:
  • Marinate the chicken cubes with all of the above ingredients (except lime juice) for at least 6 to 8 hours. Marinating is
    important for this recipe!

  • Roast the marinated chicken for half an hour at 180º C, turning it over half way through. Roast for another 15 minutes.

  • Then put it under a grill for 10 minutes.

  • The chicken cubes must be fully cooked, but not too dry. It should retain some moisture inside.

  • Squeeze a few drops of lime and serve sizzling hot!


    Variation:
    Substitute chicken with lamb, prawn or vegetables for a different tikka dish. Left over Chicken Tikka is ideal for making
    Chicken Tikka Masala!


    Tips:
    Grill marinated Chicken Tikka in a barbecue on skewers for best results. Add some diced pepper and red onions for
    added taste!