1 cup fresh yogurt (should not be sour)
½ cup finely chopped fresh coriander leaves
2 tbsp ginger paste
3 tbsp garlic paste
3-4 tbsp garam masala
6 peppercorns/ 2 dry red chillies
3 tbsps lime/ lemon juice
½ tsp orange food coloring
1 kg chicken (breast or thigh) skinless &
cut into 2" chunks
1 large onion cut into very thin rings
Lime/ Lemon wedges to garnish
1 tsp Chaat Masala (available at most
Grind the chopped coriander & all other marinade
ingredients (except yoghurt) to a smooth paste in a
Pour the above mix into a large bowl & add yoghurt.
Mix well, add the chicken pieces & mix well.
Cover the bowl & refrigerate.
Allow to marinate overnight.
Thread the chicken onto skewers & keep ready.
Preheat your oven or grill to a medium high
temperature (200 C/ 400F/ Gas Mark 6).
Place the skewers on the grill racks in your oven
with a tray underneath to catch drippings.
Roast open till the chicken is browned on all
sides & tender.
Remove from skewers & put the chicken in a plate.
Put the onion rings in a separate bowl & squeeze
lime juice over them.
Now sprinkle the chaat masala over them & mix well
so the onions are fully coated.
( sorry I forgot to add onions )
Garnish the Chicken Tikka with these onion rings & serve.
Place the yoghurt, mint, coriander, shallot,
garlic & ginger in the bowl of a food processor &
process until well combined.
Serve with Chicken Tikka.