|September 26, 2022


Tandoori Chicken Tikka is one of the most popular Indian dishes due to its taste and texture. Tandoori chicken tikka is an Indian recipe where the meat flavors are soaked in spiced yogurt and roasted. The word tikka comes from the cut of sliced chicken breasts or filets.

Chicken Tikka Masala is an Indian dish with roots in Mughal cuisine, which came about when the Muslim emperors ruled over India. However, it wasn't until after the Indians gained independence that Punjab natives created their version of tandoori chicken dishes. One example would be tandoori murgh, or tandoor-cooked murgh, where they make fried marinated chicken cooked in a traditional clay oven (known as a tandoor).

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Tandoori chicken of Moti Mahal Restaurant in Delhi became famous by the late 1940s. Tapping into its popularity, other nations, such as the United States, copied this dish and began serving it at restaurants on their soil around 1960.

A tandoori chicken tikka marinade recipe for tender, juicy meat consists of a mixture of Indian spices mixed with yogurt before being seasoned with pepper, Kashmiri red chili powder, and food coloring. 

A tandoori chicken tikka marinade recipe for tender, juicy meat consists of a mixture of Indian spices mixed with yogurt before being seasoned with pepper, Kashmiri red chili powder, and food coloring. Thin pieces of marinated meat are then placed on metal rods and then roasted in a clay oven heated with coal, or wood, which gives an even smokier taste after roasting.

Add Alcoeats Spicy Chicken Indian Simmer Sauce Mix to the Tandoori Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe for an Authentic Taste of Indian tikka.

How To Make Tandoori Chicken Tikka

Tandoori Chicken Tikka is a mouth-watering dish made by marinating boneless chicken in yogurt and Indian spices grilled in a tandoor oven, then served with onions and lemon wedges.


he fiery red color of tandoori chicken tikka makes it much more pleasing to the eye. But have you ever considered that this widely acclaimed Indian dish is a fusion of popular dishes, such as tandoori chicken and chicken tikka masala?

Print Recipe
  • Serves - 4
  • Preparation Time - 10 Minutes
  • Cooking Time - 30 Minutes

Ingredients for Tandoori Chicken Tikka

Method for Tandoori Chicken Tikka

  • Add the chicken pieces to a bowl, yogurt, coriander powder, garam masala, and Alcoeats Spicy Chicken Simmer Sauce Mix. Mix all the spices well.
  • Add gram flour and food color to marinate chicken well.
  • Freeze the marinated chicken for 15 minutes.
  • Now, soak the skewers in water.
  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
  • Skew the chicken pieces continuously onto the skewers and tie them with thread.
  • Now grill the chicken in the oven for 12 minutes. Keep twisting the skewers and brush butter on them. At last, season with Chaat Masala.
  • Serve it hot with onions and lemon wedges.

Health Benefits of Tandoori Chicken Tikka

DISCLAIMER- This blog does not provide you with any medical advice. It is strictly meant to be an informational and recipe blog only. Please consult your physician or medical expert on what works best for you.

  • May Promote Brain Health - Tandoori Chicken Tikka recipe in oven dishes minimizes the intake of fats and carbs but makes up for it by adding fresh herbs and other spices to enhance flavor. It's believed that Tandoori Chicken is good for your brain health. We cannot be sure on this one. 
  • May Increase Metabolism - Chicken contains a high amount of selenium which may aid in burning calories faster. Selenium increases the metabolism within the body. The natural spices give this type of chicken its tinge without using artificial colors or flavors. The dye should be avoided when making Tandoori chicken since it will affect its color.
  • May Help in boosting immunity - Chicken soup has long been known for its ability to cure colds and flu. It also boosts immunity, which in turn clears the nasal passages.
  • May produce healthy bones - Besides its high protein supply, chicken is also rich in calcium and phosphorus--two essential minerals for maintaining healthy and strong bones.
  • May Work as a Stress Reliever - The presence of tryptophan and Vitamin B5 in the chicken assists greatly with alleviating stress. Indeed, it is also a good source of magnesium, helping ease the symptoms associated with PMS. 

Summing Up On Tandoori Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Tandoori Chicken can be served as an appetizer to spice up your Indian cuisine. It pairs well with either a side of green chutney or pickled onions. Some Indian dishes you may want to eat alongside this dish are - pilaf rice, naan bread, and mango chutney.

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