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Chicken Tikka

Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Chicken Tikka
Chicken - 3 lb (skinless & boneless) - cut into cubes.
Onion - 1 (if you want dry or 2 if you want more gravey).
Ginger paste - 2 tsp.
Garlic cloves - 6 - crushed.
Coriander (Dhania) pdr. - 1 tsp.
Cumin (geera) pdr.- 1 tsp.
Chili pdr - 2 tsp (or to taste)
Plain Yogurt - 4 tbsp
Salt to taste. Oil.
Lemon Juice - 2 tbsp.
Red food coloring - few drops (optional).
Tomato paste - 1 tbsp.
Garnish - Lemon wedges & coriander leaves.

* Blend coriander pdr, cumin pdr, chili pdr, tomato paste, lemon juice, food coloring(if using) and yogurt.

Chicken Tikka Masala
* In a pan heat the oil on medium-low fire. Add chicken cubes, 1/2 salt, 1/2 chili powder and 1 tbsp lemon juice.
* Once chicken looks roasted, remove in to seperate bowl and keep it aside.
Chicken Tikka
* In the same pan heat 2 tbsp oil/butter on medium fire, add onion (cut into long thin slices) (Tip: when sauting onion always add little sugar ) and stir it for 3 minutes. Add crushed ginger and garlic. After about 2 minutes add the yogurt masala mixture and cook for few more minutes. Now the add the roasted chicken cover and cook for 10 minutes.
* At this point you have two choices 1. Transfer the chicken and mixture to a owen proof dish and cook for 30 minutes(preheated) at 350 degrees in owen OR 2. Cook it in presure cooker until one whistle blows ( I usually presure cook ....so I start the whole process in a presure pan, once the chicken is added cover the lid and wait for the whistle).
*Garnish with Lemon wedges & coriander leaves.

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Posted by Swetha @ 8/01/2006 07:33:00 PM ::
  1. Hi Shweta, you have a great blog here. Welcome to blogging world. Are you from Karnataka?
    By Anonymous shilpa, at August 04, 2006 9:51 AM  

  2. I loved your blog, nice photos, quality recipes !!! Will come back soon. Thank you
    By Blogger archana, at August 10, 2006 8:36 AM  

  3. Wow!!! Chicken luks yummy..Great Pics Swetha...
    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 17, 2006 4:26 PM  

  4. First time visiting your blog. Very nice pictures and presentation.
    By Anonymous tastycooks, at August 21, 2006 3:04 PM  

  5. Hi Swetha, came to your blog through Shilpa's Aayi's Recipes. I see that you have roots in Kundapur. I am curious coz my husband's family originates from there.
    By Blogger Vaishali, at August 29, 2006 2:17 PM  

  6. Hello everybody,

    I had been on vacation and now I am back, …and what do I see!!. WOW! I am happy to see so many visitors to my blog. Thanks for dropping by. …this is really very exciting.

    Shilpa (Aayi's Recipes), Yes I am from Karnataka… from Coastal-Karnataka to be precise. As Vaishali has mentioned - Roots in Kundapur - both my parents are from Kundapur.

    Archana, Rekha & tastycooks -thanks for your compliments. Come back again.

    As I am new to blogging, your suggestions are always welcome. Thank you
    By Blogger Swetha, at August 30, 2006 10:19 AM  

  7. Hummm..

    Looks like I have problem posting my comments. All this special characters are showing up.
    Sorry, looks like I still need to work on my blog -at HTML level.

    and I need to figure out how to change my posted comment too :(
    By Blogger Swetha, at August 30, 2006 10:31 AM  

  8. Yummy tikka.. feel like eating right away..
    By Blogger RV, at August 29, 2009 11:57 AM  

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