Friday 14 September 2012

chicken tikka

This is almost like staple food at home..its made so often that its become synonymous with our home...everyone loves my version and i thought i must share this recipe with all of you... i do have a tandoor which i use when i have a large number of guests,but for every day home menu i use the iron grill right on the gas stove..wooden skewers work well for tandoori dishes,so use them instead of steel ones...That`s a picture of my iron grill above...
1/2 kg boneless chicken cut into bite sized pieces
1 tsp raw papaya paste(buy a small raw papaya,peel dice,grind and keep in refrigerator)
2 heaped tbs black salt
juice of 2 limes
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
add the above ingredients to the chicken and marinate for 1/2 an hour at least
1tsp chilli powder
1 tsp zeera powder(cumin powder)
1/4 tsp garam masala powder (optional)
1 tsp dhania powder(coriander powder)
1/2 tsp orange red colour(optional)
1 tsp crushed  kasoori methi leaves
1/2 tsp mustard oil,yes mustard oil...this is what gives the distinct tandoori flavour so please don`t leave this one out...can add 1 tsp for a stronger me you wouldn`t know its there at all
Mix all the ingredients into the chicken well,take your time doing it...enjoy the process....allow marination for 2 hours at least before you skewer and grill....
A little tip on the papaya paste,do not add more than the stipulated amount and do not marinate for longer than 2 hours....if you do have to marinate longer add a lesser amount of papaya paste..
Serve with love and kindness....


  1. Im gonna make this once Im in London, in my kitchen! :D
    Looks soooo yummy and this is one my fav dishes that u make! <3

  2. Huh! Let my daughter cook the there a veg option like paneer which I can cook....