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Chicken Tikka

Roasted delicious chicken

Recipe by Rajiv Anand of Santa Clara, US

Popular spicy chicken recipe.

Ingredients non vegetarian 4 servings

  • 6 nos. Chicken, legs
  • ¼ cup Yoghurt
  • 2 tbsps. Ginger, paste
  • 2 tbsps. Garlic, paste
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper, powder
  • ½ tsp Cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp Mace, powder
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg, powder
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom, powder
  • ½ tsp Red Chili Powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 4 tbsps. Lime juice
  • 2 tbsps. Gram flour
  • 5 tbsps. Vegetable Oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Clean, remove skin and debone chicken. Cut each leg into 4 pieces - 24 tikka in all.
  2. Whisk yoghurt in a large bowl, add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Rub the chicken pieces with this mixture. Keep aside for 3 1/2 hours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Skewer the marinated tikka at least an inch apart. Keep a tray underneath to collect the drippings.
  5. Roast in a moderately hot tandoor for 6-7 minutes, basting at least once. In a charcoal grill, for about the same time, basting once. In a pre-heated oven, roast the tikka for 8-10 minutes, basting at least twice. Make sure that the chicken does not touch the sides or the bottom of the oven.

Note: a tasty variation of the Murgh Tikka is the Tikka Harra Bharra (Tikka, green all over), made with the addition of mint and coriander paste (3 tbsp.) to the marinade.



Good! I tried this recipe with bone-in chicken and it came out OK. Next time I might try it with boneless chicken thighs. Thank you!


Thank U nice recipe . I learnt dis recipe from my Mom nd i jus love dis. No tandoor then marinate d drumsticks in d above ingredients+ 1 egg minus lime juice. Rest overnight nd deep fry . U get yummy chicken 65 .


i dont know abt the cooker but u could do it in a tava.... u just have to initially boil the chicken in a deep dish tava with sufficient water, dont put too much water. so when ur chicken is completely boiled, add oil and fry the chicken. the taste will not be the same as oven made but it will give a good tandoori taste.


even i wanna know, whether we can make it using cooker instead of Oven.. can you please suggest me, is there any other way???


Hi, Is there anyway of making this dish, in a cooker i.e without an oven or a Tandoor?. Am sorry If this question is silly.