Chicken Tikka Recipe

Chicken Tikka is a traditional recipe made from chicken that is marinated in a luscious red mixture and cooked in tandoor until charred. Serve this delicious starter along with Dahi Pudina Chutney and some pickled onions.

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Chicken Tikka Recipe
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Chicken Tikka Recipe is a traditional recipe that has its roots from Punjab. The dish has become more popular in India and Pakistan.

The boneless chicken pieces are marinated in a spicy yogurt mixture. This will be able to tenderize the chicken pieces and will create a succulent and juicy piece of meat. The chicken pieces are then skewered and placed in the tandoor and cooked till they are done. Cooking the chicken in tandoor will create a charred flavor and texture.

Serve the Chicken Tikka Recipe along with Dahi Pudina Chutney and some Pickled Onions for your party starters.

If you are looking for more Chicken recipes, here are some that you can serve as a starter for your house parties:

  1. Paprika Chicken Skewers Recipe
  2. Crispy and Spicy Chilli Chicken Recipe
  3. Chicken Sukha Recipe

Cuisine: Punjabi
Course: Appetizer
Diet: Non Vegeterian
Prep in

120 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

165 M


4 Servings


  • 500 grams Boneless chicken
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 tablespoon Gram flour (besan)
  • 1 teaspoon Ajwain (Carom seeds)
  • 2 tablespoons Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 4 tablespoons Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • Salt

How to make Chicken Tikka Recipe

  1. To begin making the Chicken Tikka Recipe, add chicken with lemon juice, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix everything well and keep it aside for about 1 hour.

  2. Heat a sauce pan with oil, add ajwain seeds and allow them to splutter for few seconds. Reduce the flame and add the gram flour and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes till the gram flour is roasted well. Switch off the heat.

  3. Into the marinated chicken, add curd, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt and the gram flour mixture. Mix everything well. 

  4. Rest this marinated chicken mixture in the fridge for one more hour.

  5. After an hour, heat a grill pan, grease it with oil. Once it is heated, take the chicken pieces out and put them into wooden skewers.

  6. Place the skewers gently on the greased pan and cook on all the sides until the chicken pieces are charred and cooked well. Once done, take them off the heat and serve hot.

  7. Serve the Chicken Tikka Recipe along with Dahi Pudina Chutney and some Pickled Onions for your party starters.