“Tikka” means small chunks and Chicken Tikka is a very popular Indian dish that can be taken as a starter or with butter naan or parantha. Though most restaurants Shavan’s Indian restaurant Patterson Lakes offer some of the most delicious and juicy pieces of tikka, you can also make a simple yet tasty version of this dish at home. Just follow these 3 simple steps and voila; you will have a mouth-watering Chicken Tikka dish right in front of you.
- 1/2 inch boneless chicken breast pieces (400 grams)
- 1 tsp red chilli paste
- 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
- 4 tbsp Yogurt
- 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
- 1 Lemon
- 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 inch pieces of Green capsicums (2 medium)
- 1/2 tsp Black pepper powder
- 1 cup Orange juice
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp Sugar
Mix yogurt, salt, ginger-garlic paste, red chilli paste, garam masala powder and juice of lemon and marinate chicken pieces for at least 1 hour. Next add 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil to this and keep in refrigerator for few hours.
Heat a non-stick pan, pour orange juice and then add salt, pepper powder and sugar to it and cook for a few minutes. Take skewers and string the marinated chicken pieces and capsicum pieces alternately on it. Next heat a non-stick tawa and sprinkle a few drops of oil and place the skewers on it.
Keep turning the skewers every 5-10 minutes so that the chicken gets cooked evenly on all sides. When the orange juice thickens a little, take it off the heat. Now add butter and mix well. Add this thickened sauce over the chicken and serve immediately.
To get a taste of real Punjabi Chicken Tikka, visit one of the Indian restaurants at Patterson Lakes today!