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Chicken Tikka Kebab | How to make Chicken Tikka at Home

Chicken Tikka Kebab
Chicken Tikka is a popular recipe in Southern Asia. It is usually served as a appetizer. The word "tikka" refers to bits, cubes or small pieces of meat. Traditionally, it is made with boneless chicken. Marinating the chicken with aromatic spices and curd for hours to tenderize the chicken. Later, the marinated chicken is threaded in skewer and grilled in tandoor oven. It is a boneless version of tandoori chicken.

Chicken Tikka Kabab
To prepare this at home, we can use oven, sandwich maker grill or a grill pan. Today, I have made my tikka in my sandwich maker. I always love to make chicken tikka in it as this method is very easier. You will  also get a nice smoky flavor. But in grill pan we may not get the smoky effect.
How to make Chicken Tikka at Home

Chicken tikka

Recipe Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Appetizer | Prep Time: 10 mins 
Marination Time: min 2 hrs | Cooking Time: 15 mins  | Serves: 3


Chicken - 400 gms
Onion - 1
Tomato - 1/2
Bell pepper - 1
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Curd - 4tblspn
Lemon juice - 2 tblspn
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Red Chilli powder - 2 tsp(adjust according to taste)
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Red food colour - a pinch (optional)
Salt - to taste
Butter / Oil - 1 tblspn


Wash and drain the chicken with a tissues.

In a large mixing bowl, take chicken, spice powders (garam masala, chilli powder, coriander powder), ginger garlic paste, lemon juice, salt,  oil and curd. 

Mix them until all the spices gets coated with the chicken. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.

Deseed the tomato and cube the onion, tomato and capsicum. Add this to the marinated chicken.

Soak the wooden skewers for 30 mins to avoid burning. If you are using metal skewer skip this step.

Now, thread the chicken into the skewer and add the veggies in alternatively. 

Heat the grilling pan, and place the skewer on it. Apply some butter on the top. Turn the skewer to grill all the sides of the chicken.

Serve hot.

  • Alternatively, preheat the oven to 240 C and grill for 20 mins. Flip to the other side in between to cook evenly.
  • Soaking wooden skewer is to avoid burning. So do not skip it.
  • Adding food color is optional. I don't prefer it.
  • You can sprinkle some chat masala on the top.

Ingredients for tikka
Keep all your ingredients ready
add spice and lemon juice
In a large mixing bowl, take chicken, coriander powder, chilli powder, garam masala, ginger garlic paste, salt and lemon juice
curd added
To this, add curd and combine everything together
Marinate this for atleast 2 hours. This will tenderize the chicken
add veggies
Cubed capsicum, tomato (Deseed) and onion goes into this.
soak skewer
Soak the wooden skewers in water for 20 to 30 mins
Melt butter
Melt butter to drizzle on the top of the chicken
thread the chicken
Take a skewer, thread the chicken, one by one. Add cubed onion, tomato and capsicum in an alternative order. Place them in the grilling pan
Turn on to grill the chicken. Apply melted butter on the top in between
apply butter
When one side is cooked turn to the other end and cook applying some butter. It will take around 5 mins. Once done, remove and serve with onion
Homemade Chicken Tikka

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