Chicken Tikka

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Mar. 10, 2014

My version, packed full of flavor "Chicken Tikka" dish, fantastic with some grilled Naan.


Coriander seeds 1 Tablespoon
Ground cardamom 1/4 Teaspoon
Whole cloves 2
Black peppercorns 1/2 Teaspoon
Ground cinnamon 1/4 Teaspoon
Ground turmeric 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Paprika 1 Teaspoon
Smoked paprika 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Hot chili powder 1 Teaspoon
Garam masala 2 Teaspoon
Sea salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Plain yogurt 300 Gram
Fresh ginger 7 Gram , finely diced
Garlic clove 2 , mince
Skinless chicken breasts 3 , bite size pieces



1. Place a pan on flame; add coriander seeds, ground cardamom, clove, and peppercorn. Lightly toast over medium flame for 1-2 minutes.

2. In mortar and pestle, transfer the toasted spices, followed by cinnamon, turmeric, paprika, smoked paprika, chili powder, garam masala, and salt. Grind until fine.

3. In a bowl, add yogurt, diced ginger, garlic, and spice blend. Mix well.

4. Add the chicken into the spiced yogurt and mix well. Cover and set aside to marinade for 4-5 hours or overnight.


5. Into the skewers, thread the chicken pieces.

6. Place into hot grill and cook until cooked through and nicely browned.


7. Garnish with sliced red onion, fresh cilantro and serve over grilled naan bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 235Calories from Fat 51

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.2%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 400 mg16.67%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g4%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 34 g68%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet