- 1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts or legs
- 1 cup curd
- 1 tbsp besan or gram flour
- 1 tbsp ginger minced
- 2 tbsp garlic peeled and crushed
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1/2 tsp red chili powder
- 1/4 tsp pepper powder
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/2 cup cilantro finely chopped
- 1 tsp chaat masala
- 1 tsp salt
Chicken Tikka is a grilled and spiced chicken appetizer from Indian cuisine. Boneless chicken chunks or cubes are marinated in curd and exotic spices for a few hours and then grilled to perfection. The chicken is infused with the flavors of aromatic spices and becomes tender and juicy. This delicious dish is easy to make and tastes totally amazing! It is a great party food and is best served with drinks. You’ll be the star of the party, for sure with this chicken tikka recipe.
Chicken tikka contains vitamin C which protects against diseases by boosting the immune system. Consuming chicken also lowers the risk of heart disease. Since chicken is rich in iron, it helps in treating anemia. Eating chicken also improves eyesight, strengthens bones and muscles, and improves dental health.
How to make Chicken Tikka
Garam masala is an important ingredient in the chicken tikka marinate. It is a hot spice which adds a magical warm spicy flavor to food. It is a blend of many exotic spices like cardamom, cloves, peppercorns, cinnamon, etc.
Cardamom is ranked as the third most expensive spice in the world. The Western Ghats in India are considered as the birthplace of cardamom and are also known as cardamom hills. Cardamom was introduced to Guatemala by a German coffee planter before the first world war. Guatemala is now the largest producer of this exotic spice in the world followed by India.