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Chicken tikka kebab is one of the most popular starter recipe in India. So today lets see how to make chicken tikka kababs in oven or on a grill. Tikka means bits, pieces or chunks. Chicken tikka kebab is traditionally small pieces of boneless chicken marinated with curd / yogurt and fresh spices and then baked using skewers in a clay based oven called Tandoor. This is normally served as a non veg starter like chicken lollipop. Or can also used as a main course as chicken tikka maslala gravy. Paneer tikka kebab is another such delicious veg starter which is prepared the same way.
 Kebab (American kabob) is a word originated in middle east which is a common dish consisting of skewer with small pieces of meat or seafood together with vegetables like baby potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers etc. It is also known as Shish kebab (Turkish word)or Shashik. Kebabs are cooked at home and restaurant on a grill or barbeque (bbq). This term also used to describe any similar looking skewered food such as brochette, satay, souvlaki, etc..
Here is the recipe for Chicken tikka kebab. So do try and enjoy this delicious chicken tikka kebab.

INGREDIENTS (for 3 skewers)

Bone less chicken cubes                      - 250 g
Cherry tomatoes                                   - few , optional
Bell pepper                                           - few, optional
Baby potato                                          - few, optional
Thick yogurt                                        - 3 tsp
Red chili powder                                  - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder                         - half tsp
Coriander powder                                - 1 tsp
Kasuri methi                                         - half tsp
Lime juice                                             -1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste                                - 1 tsp
Red food color                                   - (a drop), i skipped this 
Oil                                                        - 3 tsp
Bamboo skewers                                  - 3 or 4 nos


  • Mix together curd, ginger garlic paste, garam masala powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, kasuri methi, lime juice and salt  in a bowl. Add red food color now if required only. I skipped it. Now give a fine mix.
  • Then marinate the chicken cubes with this marinade. Add the veggies too to this marinade. Mix it very well and set aside for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, put the marinated chicken and veggies into the bamboo skewers.
  • Take a skewer, put one piece chicken followed by bell pepper cherry tomato and baby potato. Repeat the same until one skewer is completely done.
  • Now take a baking tray lined with silver foil. Grease the foil with oil. Now keep the skewers on the baking tray. Apply some oil on the top of the chicken.
  • Keep the chicken skewers in the pre heated oven (preheat for 5 minutes) and bake for 15 minutes (at 200 degree C). Take out carefully and flip the other side . Apply some oil on the top. Again bake for another 15 minutes. It will take around 30 - 40 minutes for the perfect texture, time depends upon the oven used. So bake until chicken is done.
  • Garnish with lime wedges and cherry tomatoes. Serve hot.

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