“Tikka” translates to pieces in English. This dish is commonly found in India. Traditionally the marinated pieces of chicken are brushed with clarified butter (ghee) and cooked in a clay oven called tandoor. I do with what I have- an electric oven.Ingredients
2 lb chicken breast cut into cubes
1 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 tablespoon garam masala
5 garlic cloves roughly chopped
2 teaspoon ginger paste
1 cup thick plain yogurt
2 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt to taste
In a food processor blend the fresh coriander leaves, paprika, chili powder, garam masala, garlic cloves and ginger paste into a rough paste. Mix the paste with the yogurt, lemon juice, salt and marinate overnight in the refrigerator. If unable to marinate overnight, marinate for at least 4 hours.
Grill the meat till it’s well cooked or pre heat oven to 400F. Place the meat in metal skewers on a baking dish and bake for 15-20 minutes or till well done. Turn the meat half way, and if needed brush olive oil on the meat after turning it over.