Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Malai Chicken Tikka

        Chicken tikka is a very popular chicken dish served in many restaurants throughout the world. This dish has chicken pieces marinated in spices, yogurt, whipped cream and grilled in the hot coal grill. Our grill chef (my husband) grilled this perfectly :) 
grilled chicken tikka
Tikka in the grill..

  1. 1 lb/1/2 kg     boneless skinless chicken
  2. 1"                  ginger
  3. 1 tsp             ground pepper
  4. 3                   ground green chilli
  5. 3 tbs              yogurt/ curd
  6. 1 tsp              lemon juice
  7. 1 tsp             corn starch
  8. 1 tbs             whipped cream
  9. 3-5                bamboo skewers
10.  few leaves of lettuce and tomato slices to garnish.    
11. salt to taste
        Cut the chicken into 2" thick stripes.
        Grind the ginger and green chilli to a fine paste.
        *( A) Combine all the ingredients  from  2-8 in the ingredients list.
To grind:
2                    cardamoms
1"                  cinnamon
1                    star anise
2                    clove
        **( B) dry roast the above ingredients  and grind it to a fine powder.
1. Add the *(A) combined ingredients + the ground spices **(B) + with the chicken and marinate it for 2-6 hrs
2. Soak the skewers in water for 20 mins.
3. Thread the chicken onto the skewers
Place the chicken on the grill, baste it with oil, remove the chicken when the chicken is moist and cooked through.
4. Garnish it with lettuce and tomatoes. 
Tips for taste:
* If the marinated chicken pieces are over cooked, it'll become dry and hard. 
* Don't place the chicken over direct heat on the grill.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. If you try this recipe, please comment on it. I like to hear how it came out.




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Neela Rufus said...

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Vikis Kitchen said...

Very nice tikka...looks very delicious.

Neela Rufus said...

Thanks Viki :)