Monday, 2 November 2015

Chicken Tikka-Murgh Tikka-Yogurt chicken recipe-How to make dry chicken tikka recipe

Chicken Tikka is basically a boneless version of Tandoori Chicken. It is one of the yogurt chicken recipes where boneless chicken and Yogurt with some spices are marinated, hooked up to skewers and grilled in Tandoor. It is popular in India, Pakistan and Arab countries. It is also a part of Punjabi Cuisine.

 Chicken Tikka-Murgh Tikka

It can be consumed directly as a starter or the Chicken Tikka can also be made into Chicken Tikka Masala, a tasty gravy version of it which can be served with Naans.

 Murgh Tikka is usually served with green chutney, tamarind chutney, lemon and onion slices.

Yogurt chicken recipe


1. Hung Yogurt - 1/2 cup (i.e. take yogurt in a cloth, tie edges and hang the yogurt to any rod till all the water in it is drained out)
2. Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
3. Red chilli powder - 3/4 tsp
4. Salt - To taste
5. Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
6. Garam masala powder - 3/4 tsp
7. Lemon juice - 1 tsp
8. Red food colour - A pinch (Optional)
9. Oil - 1 tsp
10. Gram flour - 1 tbsp
11. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Ingredients to marinate chicken:
12. Chicken - 250 gms
13. Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
14. Red chilli powder - 3/4 tsp
15. Salt - To taste
16. Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp

For Garnishing:
17. Skewers - As needed
18. Coriander - 2 to 3 sprigs (finely chopped)
19. Onion slices - 4 to 5
20. Lemon slices -2 to 3


1. Marinate chicken using ingredients from 12 to 16 and keep aside

Chicken Marination

2. Mix all the ingredients from 1 to 8 in a bowl and make a nice paste

 3. Heat oil in a small pan, add cumin seeds, once they splutter add gram flour and fry on a slow flame till flour slightly changes colour and till nice aroma comes from it
4. Mix this fried flour with the above paste
5. Now add marinated chicken to this paste mix well and refrigerate for about 1/2 hr to 1 hr
6. After 1 hr take out the chicken and cook it using oven or on pan(stove top) by greasing each piece with some oil

Chicken Grill in Oven
7. Roast till the chicken is nicely cooked, crispy chicken tikka is ready to serve
8. I pierced each tikka piece to a skewer and served it along with finely chopped coriander and onion, lemon slices

Chicken tikka recipe