Chicken snacks

Chicken tikka

August 29, 2008


Friday evenings are one of my favorite nights to have of couple of friends over for a relaxed super/ dinner. Having friends over for a dinner can be such a pleasure. It is so good to share delicious food, have a lively conversation and laugh the evening away in the comforts of ones own home.

There is no better way to celebrate the start of the weekend and as long as the food is delicious and can be prepared ahead. One of such recipeโ€™s I love to have is the chicken malai tikka. The boneless chicken are marinated with cream and spices and grilled to perfection. Marinating is the biggest mantra for having succulent meat and the results are always great when the meat is marinated over night.

Last Friday we had couple of our close friends over for dinner and it was so great to catch up and share some happenings in our lives. I had marinated these tikkas and it was a great way to liven up the evening.


    • 500 g to 700g Chicken thigh fillets cut into cubes
    • 1 lemon
    • 1 inch ginger
    • 2 to 3 cloves of garlic
    • 1 to 2 green chillies
    • 2 to 3 tablespoon whipping cream/ thick yogurt
    • 4 to 5 pieces of Cashew nuts
    • Whole Garam masala ( 3 cloves, 1 inch cinnamon, 4 cardamoms)
    • 1 tsp kasturi methi ( dried fenugreek leaves)
    • tandoori colour (Optional)
    • Oil for basting
    • Chat masala and lemon juice for garnishing
    • Salt to taste
    • Vegetables
    • 1 red pepper cut into pieces
    • 1 green pepper cut into pieces
    • 1 red onion cut into pieces
    • wooden sticks/ metal skewers
    • Instructions

    Rub the chicken with lemon juice and salt and set it aside for 10 minutes.

    Process ginger,garlic, chilies, cashew nuts and whole garam masala into a paste using very less water. Transfer the paste into a bowl and add fresh cream/yogurt,kasturi methi and tandoori colour. Season it with salt.

    Rub the chicken and the vegetables with the marinade and set it aside for at least 30 minutes or overnight would be great.

    Thread the chicken and vegetables into a metal skewers or pre soaked wooden skewers.

    Preheat the oven at 200"C and cook the chicken for 10 minutes.

    Bast it with oil and again cook it for 10 more minutes or until cooked well and charred on the edges.

    Serve it with chaat masala and lemon juice.

chicken tikka 3

ย I had used lovely legs instead of thigh fillets and it was equally delicious.
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  • Reply Meeta August 29, 2008 at 7:32 am

    Oh yummy yummy! this looks so good. I love these kind of easy but so full of flavor dishes!

  • Reply Srivalli August 29, 2008 at 7:32 am

    wow..yummy pictures..looks so delicious..

  • Reply meeso August 29, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Oh wow, I wish I lived near you!!! Your description and pictures are too tempting!

  • Reply Clumbsy Cookie August 29, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Oh my! Can I be your friend to eat these kind of things?! They look great and nice photos too!

  • Reply Cham August 29, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Oh girl, u make me feel hungry! That is the way of entertaining!

  • Reply karuna August 29, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    goodness, look at tht tikka. i am so wanting to grab a bite of tht. its been ages ihave had good tikka. no non-veg at home…..
    loved the pic with the rice.

  • Reply Divya Vikram August 29, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    The pictures loook too appealing gal…Am drooling over the pics.

  • Reply Sangeeth August 29, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    great click girl! yummy!

  • Reply Uma August 29, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Wooow! beautiful, juicy click Shibani!

    I used yellow moong dal to make the laddoos.

  • Reply Rachel August 29, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    They are all so appealing and a great click!

  • Reply Sophie August 29, 2008 at 11:46 pm

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  • Reply notyet100 August 29, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    this looksso yum,.nd great clicks allof thm..hppy weekend too,..:-)

  • Reply Daziano August 29, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Hmmmmmm, that looks really yummy!!!
    And the photos are so nice, I’d like to have a piece of your chicken tikka now!

  • Reply Laavanya August 29, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Beautiful presentation & pics.

  • Reply Sujatha August 31, 2008 at 3:15 am

    thats a lovely Tikka! I am drooling.. great pics..

  • Reply Pragyan August 31, 2008 at 3:15 am

    Adding cream to tandoori is something new to me. Am sure it will be imparting a nice taste and calming the strong tandoori flavor a bit. Will add this next time. Your click looks tangy ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Passionate About Baking August 31, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Hey POE…this is just what I was looking for. Great flavours & ever so simple. YUM…will let you know when I try this…it's gonna be soon!!

  • Reply Priti September 2, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Oh my my…..tikka looking perfect …what a pic !! drooling over it..

  • Reply Kevin September 2, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Those skewers look good! Nice presentation.

  • Reply Rosie September 2, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Oh my goodness this is sheer bliss in a dish!! Yummy – yummy tikka!

    Rosie x

  • Reply Uma September 2, 2008 at 12:22 am

    hey thanks Shibani! I am glad that you liked my recipe. Have a great sunday!

  • Reply Lore September 2, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Delightful dinner just perfect for friends coming over! Love your Click too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Dershana September 4, 2008 at 12:39 am

    Just passing by your blog. And Wow! these sound so good. and lovely pics too.

    do visit me at my turf sometime

  • Reply raaji September 5, 2008 at 12:38 am

    that looks so yummy…want to have one right away…

  • Reply SriLekha September 25, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    u have an award in my blog!

  • Reply Ayshwarya Singh May 2, 2016 at 10:06 am

    This is very delicious, i have to eat this item at my friend house its really amazing and beautiful in taste. thanks for sharing. chowringhee satya niketan menu

  • Reply shibani Mishra May 2, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Hi Ayshwarya, I am so glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Reply Sujata Roy March 23, 2017 at 3:57 am

    Superb click. Looks so tempting. I am drooling.

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