Grilled Chicken Tikka

Serves: 4-6 people – 504 calories

Chicken Tikka Ingredients:

  • 1 large onion
  • 2 1/4 lbs./1 kg. boneless and skinless chicken breast or thigh
  • lemon wedges
  • 1 tsp. chaat masala (a spice powder mix or masala)
  • 3 to 4 tbsp. garam masala (a blend of ground spices)

Marinade Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp. ginger paste
  • 3 tbsp. garlic paste
  • 1 tsp. pure cow ghee
  • 6 peppercorns (or 2 dry red chillies)
  • 1 cup fresh unsweetened yoghurt (not sour)
  • 1/2 tsp. orange food colouring


  1. Grind the fresh coriander with desi ghee and all other marinade ingredients (except yoghurt) into a smooth paste in the food processor. Leave some chopped coriander aside for garnish.
  2. Cut the chicken breast or thighs into 2-inch chunks.
  3. Pour the spice mix into a large bowl and add yoghurt. Mix well. Add the marinade and chicken pieces and stir well. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight to marinate.
  4. Thread chicken chunks onto skewers. Preheat the oven to 400 F or the grill to medium-high.
  5. Place the skewers in your oven with a tray underneath to catch drippings or on the grill. Grill for 12 to 15 minutes, until chicken is brown from all sides and tender.
  6. Remove the grilled chicken from skewers and place it on a plate.
  7. Cut the onion into very thin rings and put them in a separate bowl. Squeeze lime juice over them and sprinkle the chaat masala over and mix well till the onions are fully covered. Garnish the grilled chicken tikka with these onion rings and serve with naan.


Difference Between Ghee and Butter

While butter adds a unique flavour to many dishes, cow ghee can also contribute to a stronger and nuttier flavour. Both ghee and butter can substitute...

- by Anonymous

10 Ways to Stay Active and Live Healthie...

It could be challenging and daunting sometimes to find a way to start living healthier or eating better. The best way to reach your fitness goals and ...

- by Anonymous

The Role and Importance of Fats

Vitamins A, D, E and K, called fat-soluble vitamins, require an adequate daily fat intake to function properly. These vitamins are essential parts of ...

- by Anonymous

How Can Cow Ghee Help You Lose Weight?

Ghee is a clarified form of butter produced from pure cow’s milk, and it yields numerous nutritional benefits. Known also as Desi ghee, cow ghee can...

- by Anonymous

7 Benefits of Sunflower Oil

Sunflower oil is a cooking oil that is sourced directly from pure sunflower seeds. It is suitable for high-temperature cooking with a smoke point of a...

- by Anonymous

7 Amazing Pure Cow Ghee Benefits for Ski...

We all end up spending way too much on useless beauty products in our efforts to maintain a good skincare or hair routine. But even products that clai...

- by Anonymous

7 Health Benefits of Pure Cow Ghee

Ghee is an Ayurvedic miracle that is famous around the world and can be found in a variety of delicious ghee recipes.

- by Anonymous

What is Good and Bad Cholestrol?

Fats or lipids in blood include cholesterol and triglycerides. Our bodies need a certain amount of cholesterol, but when there are too many fats in th...

- by Anonymous

Hearty Healthy Eating

With many fads and articles doing the rounds, many people wonder what is healthy eating? Eating a diet which is hearty and healthy seems almost impos...

- by Anonymous