Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Green chicken tikka

Group I
(1/2 cup of masala)
  • Lemon juice (approximately from 1/4th of lemon)
  • Green chillies - 6
  • Mint - handful
  • Coriander leaves - handful

Group II
  • Chicken(cut into bitable pieces) - 1 chicken breast (skin out, without ribs)
  • Yogurt - 1/4 cup
  • Melted butter and olive oil - 1 tbsp
  • Ginger and garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Grind the group I ingredients to a smooth paste.
  • Mix all the group II ingredients together & add the group I paste.
  • Mix well & marinate it for at-least 1-2 hour. This can be refrigerated for marination.
  • Now preheat the oven to 400 degree fahrenheit.
  • Thread the chicken pieces on the skewers & place it in the oven for 15- 20 minutes or till it is done.
  • Do not forget to place the tray to catch the drippings.
  • When the chicken is done, arrange it in the serving plate or tray. 
  • Sprinkle some chat masala & serve it with onion rings.

Tips for the recipe - For restaurant style tikka or tandoori turn the oven to the broil mode & continue to broil for another 1-3 minutes. While doing this, the oven door should be open. Or else this can be grilled using a griller.
I grilled one batch of boneless chicken. And for the next batch(with bones) i used the oven(posted both the pictures).

I made yogurt side dish for this. here is the recipe:
Fry 1 or 2 pinches of kasuri methi in 1 spoon of olive oil & mixed it with slightly beaten yogurt(1/2 cup). Add a pinch of black salt, & regular salt if needed. Mix and serve.


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