Recipe: Lip Smacking Chicken Tikka


  • 1kg chicken fillets, cut into pieces
  • ¼ cup yoghurt
  • 2½ teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 2½ teaspoons fresh garlic, crushed
  • vegetable oil
  • 2½ teaspoons salt
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3 teaspoons Indian spice mix
  • ½ teaspoon hot chilli powder
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2-3 pinches of turmeric powder

To Garnish:

  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • onion rings
  • fresh coriander, chopped


  • First, blend the natural yoghurt and add all the Indian spices including cumin seeds, ginger and garlic paste, salt, hot chilli powder, turmeric powder. Mix well and add some vegetable oil with other marinade ingredients.
  • Now add the chicken fillets and ensure that they get well covered with the marinade. Take this mixture into a bowl and cover it. Put this into the refrigerator for at least 8 hours or overnight.
  • Prepare an oven to 180° C. Place a couple of charcoal pieces on a metal plate at the bottom of the oven. It will give you a little smokey flavour.
  • Place the chicken fillets on a rack with a drip tray underneath and slide onto the middle shelf of the oven.
  • Cook for at least 15-20 minutes till it became brown in texture. Now your chicken tikkas are ready to serve. Sprinkle with lemon juice and black pepper. Garnished it with onion rings and fresh coriander.