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Friday, December 02, 2011

Chicken Tikka in an Oven (Perfect Appetizer)

Chicken tikka masala is one authentic dish of India which the Britishers took along with them other than the Kohinoor Diamond ,history speaks.So old is the recipe but always 'Old is Gold ' is apt to this very recipe and who will ever resist these flavors..why to blame the Britishers :-)

You can smell the aromatic dish right from the beginning till the last bite of it.At home,we donot have a proper tandoor ,but still we can make this with the same flavor lock and taste in the oven..So ,here comes the delicious,mouthwatering chicken tikka dry version,a perfect party appetizer!!

chicken boneless 2 lb
green bell pepper/ capsicum 1 cube sized cut
*Red bell pepper 1 cube sized
Onion 1 cube sized
for marinade
ginger garlic paste 2 tsp
cilantro 4-5 sprigs
lemon juice half of a lemon
thick yogurt 1 cup
red food colour 1/2 tsp
chilly powder 1 tsp
coriander powder 1 tsp
turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
*pepper powder 1/2 tsp
garam masala 1/2 tsp
cumin powder 1/2 tsp
fenugreek leaves crushed 1/2 tsp
oil 3 tbsp

-Make a thick paste using the ingredients listed under marinade.
-Divide the paste into two and add in the chicken in one and the bell peppers,onion to the other bowl.
-Keep it in the refrigerator for 4 hours.
-Load it alternately with chicken and bell peppers,onion on the skewers and place on a tray.
-Pre heat oven to 450 degrees F  and cook for 15 minutes each side.Broil the last 3-5 minutes for charred appearance.(optional)
-Remove from oven,cool a bit and serve with squeezed lemon and chat masala!!

*I didn't have the red bell peppers in hand and so I haven't used it.
*If you are using the bamboo skewers,soak them in water to avoid burning.(I soaked it for 6 hours.)
*If you are a less spicy eater,you can omit the pepper powder.
*The regular yogurt should be hung in a msulin cloth for half an hour to drain the whey and to get thick yogurt.You can use greek yogurt for simpler version.
*If you 're a vegetarian use the same masala and prepare soya or paneer tikkas and enjoy!!

Just to tempt you ,one last one-

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Balvinder said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my God! As I turned on my computer this mouth watering picture showed up. Which colour have you used, the one we get at Indian store for sweets. i am asking because I have food colors for the cake .Can I use that. I am definitely going to make this.

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanx dear for the quick response and regarding the colour I have used the same that we use in cakes..

Torviewtoronto said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious looking picture looks wonderful

Amina Creations said... Best Blogger Tips

wow... chicken tikka looks awesome... delicious and flavourful...

Asha said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh... that looks really appetizing...

Shema George said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy looking delicious moist tikkas

Chocolate & Chillies said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouthwatering! Love chicken kabobs!

Manju said... Best Blogger Tips

love love the color of the tikkas!!!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow julie...Tikka looks awesome and tempting..

Charu Srivastava said... Best Blogger Tips

my hubby loves chicken tikka...this one luks simply amazing...thanx for posting...wil try out soon !!!!!!

Princy Vinoth said... Best Blogger Tips

wow this is beautiful..pass the plate on here!!

Neetz said... Best Blogger Tips

omg!! it looks so tempting.. i m definitely bookmrking it to try it soon :) will let u know ok :)

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Seriously droolworthy tikka,just makes me hungry..

Raksha said... Best Blogger Tips

I loved these chicken. Superb.

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Shilpakiran said... Best Blogger Tips

mouth watering .. so yumm they look

Rita said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great combination; must taste heavenly; your photo is perfect.

Shri said... Best Blogger Tips

Quick and easy appetizer

Vineetha Sush said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice one Julie..u r right, chicken tikka is fav british food!! I only started to make this an year ago when one of my foreign friend asked me for this recipe,I couldn't tell her that I don't make this,I escaped from her by telling I will mail the recipe,finally had to do some googling for sending the recipe :)

Sutapa said... Best Blogger Tips

Its looks great Julie .....I am drooling! It will rock any of my winter party evening dear!

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow!!Tikka looks yummy and perfectly done dear,will try yhis week end.

Binys Recipes said... Best Blogger Tips

wow dats a feast it

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips words simply looks irresistible...lovely masala n the chicken tikka tempting me a lot.. gonna try this weekend...thanks for sharing!!!
can u plz link it to my event, as it calls for anything baked/broiled...
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Faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

dont know really to use which word.............awesome attrative clicks

Jaisy James said... Best Blogger Tips

mouthwatering clicks dear yummy chicken tikkas perfectly baked

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Seems like it is super duper hit at your home... I am telling just by looking at recipe and pictures.. love it.

Teena said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG! it luks soo delicious..feel like grabing from the screen! I'm hungry now :)

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

So gorgeous and tempting!

San said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolutely inviting and you are making me hungry now. Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe dear.

cindyrina said... Best Blogger Tips

Ohhh gosshhhh!!! look so delicious!!! quite simple too..

Deep Krishna Dubai said... Best Blogger Tips

Chicken Tikka looks perfect...

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, your chicken tikka looks so delicious, i would to take home 2 pieces please.. thanks for that, would you care to be my guest blogger ok, we can email me at

PrathibhaSreejith said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, those are perfect chicken tikkas. looks great n tempting :)

Sushma Mallya said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks mouthwatering and delicious!

Manju @ Manjus Eating Delights said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh how cud I have missed this post. That looks simply superb!! Cud just eat it off my screen...good work!!


JishasKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

The last pic really tempted me...even my husband is a huge fan of chicken tikka..The pics made me hungry, even though I had my lunch just 15 mins back...:(

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, delicious looking chicken tikka, i would like it if you could do a guest post for me on this recipe ,Thanks so much dear..

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, delicious looking chicken tikka, i would like it if you could do a guest post for me on this recipe ,Thanks so much dear..

Kirti Rao said... Best Blogger Tips

hi, the pics are very tempting. just a quick question. have u used boneless chicken breast pieces or thigh pieces?

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Kirti RaoHi Kirti, Thanx for dropping by, I have used boneless chicken thighs... :-)

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie
At last i tried your chicken Tikka, it tasted too yummy n my kids loved too it a lot, first time tried chicken tikka n loved it very much...i used boneless chicken breast!sure my keeper recipe...thanks for sharing!!

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Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanx Sangee for the try..Happy that you & kids liked it:-)

spicenflavors said... Best Blogger Tips

OMG!! this looks so inviting Julie, plz send this entry to event of December. I am surely going to try this recipe.

Medley of Many Things said... Best Blogger Tips

This is classic!!
Being a vegetarian by choice for sometime now, i would just replace chicken with paneer or tofu and follow the same recipe instruction.
Also i don't have a oven, so probably will saute it in a tawa with minimum oil. Thanks Julie, as always it is a pleasure to follow your recipes.