Murgh Tikka

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Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Grill Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 12 - Thigh pieces of Chicken
  • The First Marination:
  • 2 tbsp - Ginger Paste (strained)
  • 4 tsp - Garlic Paste (strained)
  • 1/4 cup - Sirka/ Vinegar
  • 120 gms - Raw Mango puree (half reserve for 2 nd marination)
  • The Second Marination:
  • 1 cup - Chakka Dahi/Yoghurt Cheese (Hung Yoghurt)
  • 30 gms - Processed Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp - Dhania/Coriander Powder
  • 4 tsp - Kashmiri Deghi Mirch
  • 1/2 tsp - Jeera Powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Zarraqoosh Powder
  • 4 tbsp - Brown onion Paste
  • 8 tsp - Cashewnut paste
  • 1/8 tsp - Kitchen king Powder
  • 1/8 tsp - Jaiphal/Nutmeg Powder
  • A generous pinch of Kasoori Methi/Dried Fenugreek Leaf Powder
  • Salt
  • 1/4 cup - Cream
  • The Smoking:
  • 1/2 tsp - Cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tsp - Desi Ghee/Clarified Butter

How to Make Murgh Tikka

  • THE CHICKEN: Clean, bone, cut each thigh into 3 equal-sized tikka, wash and pat dry.
  • THE FIRST MARINATION: Mix all the ingredients, rub the chicken pieces with this marinade and reserve for 15 minutes.
  • THE SECOND MARINATION: Whisk yoghurt cheese in a bowl.
  • Grate processed cheese and mash. Mix cheese and remaining ingredients with the yoghurt cheese, whisk, stir-in remaining cream, rub the chicken pieces with the marinade and reserve in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • THE SMOKING: Put a few small pieces of ‘live’ charcoal in a small katori/metal bowl and place the katori/metal bowl in a large handi/pan.
  • Spread the marinated chicken around the katori/metal bowl, pour the cinnamon sticks and ghee on the charcoal, cover with a lid and smoke for 5-6 minutes.
  • THE SKEWERING: Skewer 6 chicken pieces together and overlap.
  • Leave a space of    2" and then skewer the next lot.
  • COOKING: Place the marinated chicken in convenient batches on a charcoal grill and roast over medium heat for 5-6 minutes, turning once, and basting with ghee at regular intervals.
  • Remove, and basting with ghee separate, without separating the meat.
  • Return chicken to grill and roast for a further 2-3 minutes, turning and basting once.