Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Chicken Tikka - Murg Tikka

The word tikka means "bits, pieces", These chunks of chicken pieces marinated in spices and yogurt and grilled over red-hot coals/oven. The pieces are brushed with ghee(clarified butter) at intervals, which gives it aromatic authentic Chicken tikka taste.

Chicken tikka, is an original Indian dish, which is embraced by british in twentieth century during british india time. Chiken tikka has a very special place in all over the world food lover. These tiny bits are just make you hungry even though you just had a dinner.

We just love these tiny tikkas and its so easy to make; just have few ingredients for marinade and it cooks in minute so its top in list for party or summer day outing with barbeque fun. Here is tempting Chicken(Murg) Tikka recipe.

"For Chiken Tikka Masala(click here) recipe"

Time: 15 min cook time + overnight marination
Serve: 4


3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts - 2.5lb (cut into bite-sized pieces)
3/4 cup yogurt
1/4 cup coriander leaves(finely chopped or paste)
1 tbsp each ginger,garlic paste
1 tbsp each cumin,coriander seeds powder

2 tbsp garam masala
1 tsp cinnamon powder
6 black pepper(crushed)
2 tsp chili powder(spicy)
2 tsp red chili powder(use kashmiri chili powder its gives nice red color and less spicy) or sweet red pap
2 tbsp lemon or lime juice

Salt to taste
Skewers(see note) or tooth picks

1 medium onion(sliced in cubes and seperated) 
1 red/green bell pepper(sliced in cubes)
5-6 jalapeno chili(sliced in cubes)
1 tsp chaat masala(Indian Spice mix to sprinkle on salad – available in Indian grocery store) - Optional


1. In large container, add all ingredients expect chicken, veggie, chaat masala and skewers. Mix well.

2. Add the chicken and veggie pieces, to this mixture. Coat them well with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees or heat gas grills/pans to make tikka.

4. Thread the marinated chicken,veggie pieces onto the skewers. Grill the chicken evenly for 10 minutes or more until fully cooked occasionally turning around. 

5. Sprinke chat masala and add lemon juice over grilled chicken. Mix well. Garnish chicken tikka with onion and line wedges.

1. If using wooden skewers completely submerge them in water for approx. 30 minutes. This will hinder them from catching fire while grilling.

2. The orange food color can be used to give authentic look but skipping the color will not hinder taste. Here I have not used food color.
3.These tikkas are used in preparing Chiken Tikka Masala. Chicken Tikka Masala is the a creamy spicy curry dish made with the chiken Tikka.

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