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Recipes: Tandoori Chicken and Chicken Malai Tikka

By Reshma Aslam
Last updated on: February 22, 2016 13:50 IST
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Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken

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  • 1 whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 2 tbsp fresh cream
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp rock salt
  • 1 tbsp crushed kasoori methi
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • Coriander leaves, chopped
  • Pinch of red colour
  • Butter for basting
  • Chat masala
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash and drain the chicken pieces well and cut slits on each piece.
  • Place the pieces in a bowl and lemon juice, salt and chilli powder. Mix well and keep aside for half an hour.
  • In another bowl, add curd, fresh cream, ginger garlic paste, rock salt, crushed kasoori methi, garam masala and red colour.
  • Rub chicken with this paste and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Grill the chicken for 15 minutes.
  • Brush with melted butter and turn the pieces and grill for another fifteen minutes.
  • Sprinkle chaat masala and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve with green chutney.

Chicken Malai Tikka

Chicken Malai Tikka

Photograph: Renupradhul/Creative Commons


  • 1/2 kg chicken pieces (boneless)
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 grated cheese cubes
  • 2 tbsp fresh cream
  • 1/2 cup thick yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 4 green chillies, chopped
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
  • Salt to taste


  • Cut the chicken into small pieces. Wash and drain well.
  • Apply vinegar, salt, ginger garlic paste and marinate for 30 minutes or so.
  • Marinate with grated cheese, cream, curd, egg and cornflour along with green chillies and coriander leaves.
  • Refrigerate for two hours.
  • Grill chicken for fifteen minutes.
  • Turn the pieces to grill the other side.
  • Serve hot.

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