Chicken Tikka

Chicken Tikka is favorite the world over yummy,Succulent,biteful pieces marinated in yoghurt/curd with blend of Indian spices,skewered and cooked in an oven or tandoor/grill pan in your normal stove top.Tikka may looks like a Tandoori chicken,but  the size and way of cooking have some little variations.This recipe is best accompanied with MintChutney,Creamy Coleslaw,Carrot colslaw
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ingredients iconTHE MAKING PART

½ kg (500 gms)   Chicken; deboned, skinless
½ cup                    Curd/Yogurt.
2 tbsp                    Garlic paste.
2 tbsp                    Ginger paste.
1 tsp                      Red chili powder (Kashmir)
a pinch                   Red orange color (optional)
1 tsp                      Garam masala powder.
½ tsp                     Cumin powder
½ tsp                     Chaat powder
2 tbsp                    Lemon juice
6 table spoon        Butter (basting)
Salt                        to taste

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1. Slice the chicken meat into small bite like cubes, clean, wash them well and apply fresh lemon juice, salt and keep it in a bowl and close it.
 2. In a bowl, whip Yogurt/curd; add all remaining seasoning powder ingredients except butter.
3. Add the chicken pieces and blend in the mixture well and marinade the chicken for about 3-4 hours in the refrigerator.
4. Place the chicken on to skewers and cook slowly in the hot tandoor/grill pan for about 5 to 8 minutes.

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5. Baste the half cooked chicken pieces with butter and again position in to tandoor/ grill and until slightly golden brown colored.
6. Remove from the grill pan, drizzle the chicken tikka with chaat powder (available in all Indian grocery store) and serve hot.
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