How to Make Tandoori Chicken Tikka - Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Tandoori Chicken Tikka

Presenting the boneless chicken pieces played smart with a spice and curd mixture. Enjoy the rich proteins in chicken while also treating your taste buds. The tantalizing smell of roasted chicken with a hint of citrus flavour makes this tandoori chicken tikka irresistible!
Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
3 People 30 – 35 Minutes 1 Hour



  • 1 Kg boneless chicken
  • 2 tsp chilly powder
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

For marination

  • 1 cup curd
  • 1 tsp chilly powder
  • 2 tbsp ginger paste
  • 2 tbsp garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil (or any available edible oil)
  • Salt to taste

For basting(optional)

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp chaat masala


Step 1

Cut the boneless chicken in small cubes (or small pieces).

Step 2

Mix chilli powder, lemon juice & salt & apply it to chicken cubes. Keep aside for 30 min.

Step 3

Take a muslin cloth, add curd & hang it for 15 min to separate whey.

Step 4

Collect whey in a bowl, add red chilly powder (Kashmiri chilly powder if possible), garam masala, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice, salt & oil. Mix all the ingredients well. Marinade is ready.

Step 5

Marinate onto the chicken pieces & keep in the refrigerator for approx 3 hours.

Step 6

In a non-stick pan, heat 4-5 tbsp oil. Fry the marinated chicken pieces on low flame.

Step 7

Fry chicken on all sides, let it roast well, reddish brown in color. The water will dry up after few minutes & you will feel a well-roasted smell. (occasionally keep basting with butter & chaat masala mixture to keep the chicken cubes moist but crunchy)

Step 8

Garnish with lemon wedges, onion rings & salad. Tastes best when hot.

Nutritional Information

Calories 823 cal
Proteins 106.4 g
Fats 37.9 g
Carbohydrates 6.8 g
Cholesterol 307 mg
Sodium 661 mg
Potassium 1022 mg
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