Chicken Tikka

June 29, 2011
Chicken tikka

Enjoying Chicken Tikka or Tandoori Chicken served with Naan, takes me back to my 'exercise' days with my besties ~ Melinda, Steph, Judith and Shirley.

Once a week, we'd organised our 'Ladies' Night'... we'd meet up at Judith's place in the evening... went for our brisk walking... about 5 rounds around the block... a good 45 minutes walk... burnt out 'excess baggage', worked out buckets of sweat... 

We enjoyed the walk... each other company... it was fun and we did all the exercise in the name of 'Keeping Healthy' and being 'Healthy' together... 

but then...

After the exercise

we adjourned to the nearby 'Sri Neela' Indian restaurant or Mamak Stall Indian street hawker... only to gain whatever we burnt off... during our walk...
We'd order our Garlic Naan, Tandoori Chicken, Tosai, Iced Lemon Tea... and so forth... and we'd sat there chit-chatting... catching up on our daily life and kids' progress... D and E are besties with Steph's and Melinda's children since the age of 1 plus...

I missed our 'Ladies Night out' in Taman Desa.... and I missed you ladies....

Chicken Tikka on BBQ~ I am so chuffed that I managed to capture the roaring Flame...
Recipe (adapted from Taste of India)
Chicken Tikka
1 kg chicken thighs - cut into cubes
2 tablespoon  ground ginger
1 teaspoon  smoked paprika
2 tablesppoon garam masala
3 tablespoon lemon juice
4 garlic cloves - finely chopped
1 cup of fresh coriander leaves - chopped
200ml plain yoghurt
lemon wedges
few drops of red food colouring.
Minty Yoghurt Sauce
200ml plain yoghurt
1/2 cup finely chopped mint.
  1. Place cut up chicken, yoghurt and spices into a bowl. Mix well. Season with salt. Cover and marinade overnight in the fridge.
  2. Thread the marinated chicken into metal skewers.
  3. Place on BBQ grill and BBQ until the chicken is cooked.
  4. Mix finely chopped mint and yoghurt and season with some salt 
  5. Serve Chicken Tikka with Naan, lemon wedge and Mint yoghurt.


  1. Woow that looks so delicious .... Perfectly grilled :)

  2. A scrumptious meal! That chicken tikka goes perfectly well with your wonderful naans.



  3. wow.... I'm drooling, yum yum.....
    loves the BBQ chicken. Nice presentation too.

  4. Waahhhhhhh.. reminds me of the food from the hostel 1 decade ago!!

    Taman Desa.. hey, i was there for mamak just this month! ;)

    I want a backyard badly.. boohoooo! Lucky you Lisa!

  5. Sherie
    oooh must be a nice hostel ;)

    Taman Desa... lots of nice makan place. I like best~nasi lemak fr Friday pasar malam ;)

  6. Thses tikkas are so authentic looking ! Love the cahrred look and the way you served them with naan- I m drooling!

  7. Looks absolutely wonderful and tasty!

  8. How yummy is THIS!?!? I saw you on food gawker and my mouth was watering before I even clicked on this page! This is a recipe I will def. be making this Fourth of July! Something different to kick start that grill! Thanks for the recipe!

    We just started following you! Look forward to more recipes to come!


  9. What a delectable BBQ meal! Great clicks, Lisa ;-)

  10. Ha, that's the best kind of fitness routine! Burn it off then eat it up :) When I was in college, my best friend and I would exercise, then tell everyone we were going to "art history" which was code for the pastry shop!

  11. least you burn off before piling back. It happens here too :P But sometimes, in fact all the time, it's so difficult to resist good food! :D The chicken tikka with the naan just looks too tempting....mmmm

  12. Looks absolutely delicious, I love tandoori style chicken and have been meaning to try it on the grill. Nice shots.

  13. Amy and Tiffanie
    Thank you ladies... :D

    Have fun BBQing in 4th of July..

  14. Kathryn
    hahaha...dont we all need excuses of some sort... less guilty to indulge after a good work out ;)

  15. Mary
    hehehe... good food and good company... all that matters :D

  16. This looks great, I've bookmarked your recipe to make for myself :).
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    *kisses* HH

  17. Heavenly Housewife
    Happy trying... :D
    and have a good week ..

  18. Lisa, another good one! But here in Doha, the chicken tikka is readily marinated n u just need to grill it hahah so malas..But still hope to try out ur recipe one day ; )

  19. Nish
    Lucky you... to have tikka readily available.. senang banyak :D

  20. looks delicious with the naan! i think the real bbq taste so much better than the grilling in the oven! not forgetting congrats being on the top 100!

  21. Lena
    the charcoal burnt taste makes a Tikka.
    Thank you :D

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