Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Chicken Tikka

Ingredients : 4 quarters chicken , 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice , 1\4 cup yogurt , 1 teaspoon garlic paste , 1 teaspoon ginger paste , 2 green chilies, crushed , 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, zeera , 1 teaspoon garam masala , 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon coriander powder , 1 teaspoon chat masala , 1 teaspoon salt , few drops of red or yellow food coloring , For basting oil , For Garnishing lemon wedges and onions.

Instructions : 1. Using a sharp knife, make 3 or 4 deep incisions in each chicken quarter. Place the chicken pieces in a large bowl and rub the lemon juice into the incisions. Cover and leave to marinate for about an hour. 2. Add ginger, garlic.green chilies, cumin, garam masala, chili powder, coriander, chat masala, salt and food coloring to the yogurt and mix well. 3. Pour the marinade over the chicken pieces and coat them liberally with the yogurt mixture. Cover and leave to marinate at room temperature for about 5-6 hours or over night in a refrigerator. 4. Thread the chicken pieces on metal skewers and grill the chicken over hot charcoal, Basting once at the end of the cooking time. Alternatively, Place the chicken in a oven at 325F, (170C) or gas mark 3. Roost for 1 hour, Basting frequently and Turing once or twice to brown the both sides. 5.Decorate with lemon wedges and onion rings. Serve Hot. * Variation : Cut the chicken breast into 2 inch pieces then marinate as above. Thread closely on metal skewers and grill as above. Serve with Nan, Poodinay Ki Chutney and Raita.
• Serves 4 people. • Preparation Time: 120 minutes. • Cooking Time: 90 minutes.

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