Apr 27, 2012

Chicken Tikka Masala:


For marinade:

  • 1 cup fresh yogurt (should not be sour)
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 1-inch ginger
  • 1-medium size garlic
  • 3-4 tbs garam masala
  • 2-green chillies
  • 3 tbsps lime/ lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp orange food coloring (optional)

Other Ingredients:

  • 1 kg chicken (breast or thigh) skinless and cut into 2" chunks
  • 1-green bell pepper cut into chunks
  • 1-medium size onion cut into chunks
  • 1-medium size peach cut into chunks

  • First soak the skewers in water to avoid burn.
  • Grind the chopped coriander (keep some aside for garnishing) and all other marinade ingredients (except yogurt) to a smooth paste in a food processor.
  • Pour the above mix into a large bowl and add yogurt. Mix well. Add the chicken pieces, pepper and onion mix well. Cover the bowl and refrigerate. Allow to marinate overnight.
  • Thread the chicken, pepper, onion and peach onto skewers and keep ready.
  • Preheat your oven or grill to medium high 350f.  Place the skewers on the grill racks in your oven with a tray underneath to catch drippings. Roast the chicken till, it gets ibrown on all sides and tender.
  • Now chicken tikka is ready.