Chicken Tikka is traditionally baked in skewers with small pieces of chicken, in a tandoor, after marinating in spices and yogurt.
Since we usually dont have tandoors at home,I used an oven instead.
Usually,boneless chicken of the chicken thigh gives best results.However,small pieces of chicken breast or small pieces of the usual chicken with bone can also be used.
  • Chicken pieces-500gm(I have used pieces with bone here)
  • Ginger garlic paste-1tsp(squeeze out the water from it.
  • Thick curds-3tbsp
  • Red chilli powder-1 tsp or to taste.
  • Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
  • Garam masala powder-1/2tsp
  • Kasoori methi powder-1tbsp(crush the dried leaves between the palms)
  • Red food color-a pinch(optional)
  • Bell peppers(capsicum) chopped into large thin squares-as required.
  • Onions chopped into large thin squares-as required
  • Lemon juice-1tsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Bamboo Skewers
Mix all the ingredients together except the vegetables and marinate for about 6 hours.
Preheat the oven to 225 °C.
Mix the veggies with the marinate.
Slide the marinated chicken pieces into the skewers,alternating with bell pepper and onion pieces.
Leave 2" free on both ends of the skewers.
Arrange the skewers onto a baking tray.
Roll up a small piece of aluminum foil into a cylinder.Place two of these cylinders on both sides of the baking tray(the ends of the skewers will rest on these).This allows easy dripping of the liquids whilst baking.
I find the method of baking on a wire mesh too messy .Using this method all the drippings are collected in the tray itself.
Bake for 15minutes on broil mode preferably.
After 15mins,remove tray and place the mesh on which the baking tray rests,one level up.This is to get the pieces closer to the filament on the oven and get the pieces nice and brown.
Turn each of the skewers upside down.
Bake for another 10-15minutes till golden brown.
Sprinkle kabab masala and lime juice over the kababs.
Serve hot .
For kabab masala,mix chaat masala with crushed dried mint leaves.

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    Sushma Mallya said...

    Beautiful tikka,one of my fav and yours look superb anju...

  1. ... on February 28, 2010 at 9:09 AM  
  2. Mamatkamal said...

    I love your blog, you use very special and lovely ingredients. Your dish looks so nice!

  3. ... on February 28, 2010 at 11:40 AM  
  4. Fathima said...

    my fav appetizer... looks perfect!

  5. ... on February 28, 2010 at 11:58 AM  
  6. BeenaShylesh said...

    wow tikka looks delisious dear.iam going to try this one day.....loves the colour..

  7. ... on February 28, 2010 at 12:02 PM  
  8. Pavithra said...

    Beautiful clicks and looks tempting...

  9. ... on February 28, 2010 at 12:15 PM  
  10. Ushnish Ghosh said...

    Dear Anjum
    Just hopped here from another friend's page.
    You have a nice collection of recipes, ,worth trying. This chicken tikka is just right for trying in an oven,
    have a nice day

  11. ... on February 28, 2010 at 1:15 PM  
  12. Priya said...

    Slurppp, can i have some rite now!!tempting!!!

  13. ... on February 28, 2010 at 3:53 PM  
  14. Cool Lassi(e) said...

    Chicken Tikka looks great. Would like to have all those skewered succulent meat to myself!

  15. ... on February 28, 2010 at 4:10 PM  
  16. Deeba PAB said...

    I love a good chicken tikka Anjum, and this does look very very GOOD! YUM!!

  17. ... on February 28, 2010 at 7:00 PM  
  18. A Homemakers Diary said...

    thanks for visiting me Anjum. you have created a lovely space here. great collection of recipes. love the chicken tikka, Hubby loves this will try out your version soon.

  19. ... on February 28, 2010 at 11:27 PM  
  20. Preeti Kashyap said...

    The tikkas looks perfect anjum! Lovely color!

  21. ... on March 1, 2010 at 12:20 AM  
  22. SE said...

    wow...this looks really tempting !!! yum

  23. ... on March 1, 2010 at 12:39 AM  
  24. Gita said...

    Chicken tikka looks so the idea of cooking them in oven!

  25. ... on March 1, 2010 at 2:41 AM  
  26. Ramya Vijaykumar said...

    I am bookmarking this tikka they are so tempting and delicious looking!!! Wow they are cooked so perfectly!!!

  27. ... on March 1, 2010 at 11:31 PM  
  28. Nostalgia said...

    Delicious.. the cookies look like sun shine and I wish we would have some sun shine in this part of the world

  29. ... on March 2, 2010 at 6:23 PM  
  30. ARUNA said...

    They look absolutely fantastic Anju....i don't make non-veg at home but i do enjoy watching dishes like these!

  31. ... on March 2, 2010 at 7:40 PM  
  32. Aparna said...

    Fabulous dear. first time here,luvly space,,following you dear..

  33. ... on March 3, 2010 at 5:17 AM  
  34. Harika's Kitchen said...

    Oh my god fabulous cant wait..........

  35. ... on January 21, 2011 at 1:32 AM  
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