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Recipe: Achari Chicken Tikka

August 02, 2021 12:32 IST
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Succulent, restaurant-style Achari Chicken Tikka by Chef Ajay Thakur, corporate chef at the restro-bar chain Hitchki, is made with pureed mango pickle and basted with melted butter.

Photograph: Kind courtesy Hitchki

Achari Chicken Tikka

Serving: 1 portion


  • 150 gm chicken legs, boneless
  • 30 gm hung curd
  • 5 gm Kashmiri chilly powder
  • 10 gm mustard oil
  • 15 gm ginger-garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 gm dhania or coriander powder
  • 3 gm jeera or cumin powder
  • 20 gm mango pickle, pureed
  • 20 gm butter, melted
  • Oil for greasing the baking tray
  • Green chutney, to serve
  • Onion slices, to serve
  • Lemon wedges, to serve


  • Cut the chicken into medium-sized pieces.
  • Preheat the oven to 250°C. Grease a baking tray.

To make the marinade

  • In a bowl, combine the hung curd, chilly powder, mustard oil, coriander powder, jeera powder and mango pickle puree.
    Add the salt and mix well.
    Add the chicken pieces to the marinade and let it rest for 20 minutes.
  • Place the marinated chicken on the baking tray and cook it in the oven for 15 minutes or until done.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, baste it with melted butter and serve warm in a plate or on skewers along with green chutney, sliced onions and lemon wedges.

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