A delicious version of chicken tikka, this recipe is loved by all
The lip-smacking Mint Chicken Tikka is deeply flavoured to give your meal the perfect start. This starter dish is a new kind, which is a slight twist to the classic chicken tikka, but of course a delightful one. The combination of coconut, mint and coriander brings out a delicious flavour, which is rubbed onto the chicken pieces. To serve your guests, this is a perfect party starter. Marination with curd and spices imparts amazing flavour. An easy-to-make, and delicious one, mint chicken tikka is here to satisfy everyone’s taste buds.
It has been said that the chicken tikka has been introduced by the Mughals in the Indian subcontinent. Mint chicken tikka is another variation of chicken tikka. Generally, boneless chicken pieces are used, marinated in Indian spices and yoghurt and then baked using skewers over angeethi. The word tikka means bits or pieces in the Persian language. The marinated pieces are greased with ghee and fanned regularly during cooking. This increases the flavour. It is also roasted in a clay oven or tandoor, which is generally done by street side vendors or in restaurants.
The preparation of mint chicken tikka requires marination followed by cooking or grilling. Marination involves adding spices to the chicken pieces and putting them to rest for all the flavours of spices to blend. There is a second stage of marination too, where coconut, mint, and some spices are made into a paste and further addition of curd makes the tikka acquire the right flavour.
Mint Chicken Tikka is already a much-liked variant of the classic chicken tikka. A tasteful option for a yummy family snack time or a starter for a long-course meal, this dish is one to rely on. The star ingredients, mint and coconut are one to be grateful for in this appetizing dish. Serve hot with onion rings to get the best flavour.
Here’s the recipe for Mint Chicken Tikka.
For the first stage of marinade
For the second stage of marinade
For grilling the chicken
For the first stage of marination
For the second stage of marination
For cooking the marinated pieces