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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Delicious Chicken Malai Tikka (Creamy Chicken Tikka)

          These melt-in-the-mouth Tikkas are just irresistible. They can be made at home, restaurant style for some perfect appetizers. These delectable snacks goes well with some green chutney and onion rings. And not to forget with a dash of lime. 

          I tried to keep the cream, butter and cheese to the minimum. In that way one can have these Tikkas guilt free. They can also be stuffed in parathas along with some sliced onion, coriander leaves and ketchup / kasundi / mint chutney and served as chicken rolls. Please check for a step by step method with pictures to prepare it.

  • 450 gms. boneless chicken cubes
  • 1 tbsp. ginger-garlic-green chilies paste
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper powder
  • 1 tsp. roasted corinader-cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 cup hung yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp. cream
  • 2 tbsp. cheese
  • 1 tbsp. melted butter
  • wooden skewers as required, soaked in water for an hour
  • oil to grease
  • green chutney and onion rings to serve

          Marinate the chicken with the ginger-garlic-green chilies paste, salt, pepper powder, lime juice, coriander-cumin powder and 1 tbsp. oil for 2-3 hours in the refrigerator.

          Combine the yoghurt, cream, cheese and butter till smooth. Add this mix to the chicken and marinate further in the refrigerator for 7-8 hours.

          Grease the skewers with a little oil and string the chicken cubes. Place them on a greased microwave rack and grill in the convection mode for 30 minutes. 

          Halfway through flip the skewers and grill further. Let it remain in the microwave for 5-10 minutes. 

          For a smokey effect, place the skewers on a steel wire mesh directly on the flame and fire grill them for a minute. Serve, garnished with onion rings and green chutney.


1st Marination.

2nd Marination.

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