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Chikken Tikka Skewers – Home Cooked Style

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One among many things which was introduced to me after marriage is cooking non-vegetarian food. Yes, it was new to me since we follow vegetarian cuisine in our home. My husband’s family is also not fond of eating non-veg food, but they cook it whenever guests visit our home. However my mom-in-law taught me few recipes which we usually prepare at our home. They are in the queue except the chicken gravy which I have posted earlier in my blog. Now I started to look for the variations in non-veg recipes too.

This tikka skewers was introduced to me when we went for a holiday trip with friends. We made it with paneer and I just replaced it with chicken here. The Tikka has a meaning of marinating meat chunks in creamy masala and then dry cooked. Usually skewers are BBQed and as I prepared at home, I used the baking option. Grilling option can also work out.

Basic Information:
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Idle Time: 3 hours
Cooking Time: 30 – 40 minutes
Makes: 2 skewers


For Tikka Skewers:

Chicken- 250 grams
Green Capsicum – 1 no
Cherry tomato – 5 no
Red onion – 1 small one
Bamboo Skewers – 2 – 4 nos according to the length, soaked in water overnight or minimum of 3 hours.(I used two 20CM bamboo skewers)

For Marinating:

Thick curd/ Yogurt – 2 tablespoons
Coriander leaves – 1/4 cup loosely packed
Mint leaves – 1/4 cup loosely packed
Ginger – 1 inch length
Garlic – 2 cloves

Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
Pepper corns – 3 no
Garam masala – a pinch
Salt – to taste
Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon or to taste
Lemon – a small piece

For Serving:

Lemon – 1 slice
Coriander leaves – 3 string
Cabbage – 1/4 cup, finely sliced
Carrots – 1/4 cup, finely sliced
Mint chutney – to taste


1) Blend all the ingredients given for marinating and make smooth paste. No need to add water.
2) Transfer the paste to a bowl and put chicken pieces into them.
3) Mix well to coat the chicken with masala.
4) Cover and keep aside for minimum 3 hours. You can also keep in refrigerator overnight.
5) After 3 hours, align and insert the capsicum, cherry tomato, onions and chicken as shown in the picture.
6) Preheat the oven to 250C(480F).
7) Place the skewers inside the oven and cook for 30 minutes or till the chicken cooks.
8) Serve with mint chutney, coriander leaves, cabbage and carrot slices.


1) Serving ingredients mentioned here are absolutely optional and it is personal preference.

2) I closed packed the skewers to accommodate all the chicken pieces into 2 skewers. You can vary this as per your convenient.

3) You are welcome to use tikka masala for taste and colouring which I didn’t add.

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Looks nice and spicy. Lovely presentation as well.


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Vimitha Durai

Looks so inviting and yummy…


very yummy chicken skewers…..

Priya Sreeram

nice to know that you cook non-veg despite being a vegetarian all ur life !!


nice space here..chicken skewers look fabulous!!


Flavourful and yummy chicken tikkas.

Umm Mymoonah

I love this any time, looks very appetizing.

Jayanthy Kumaran

u r killing me with ur tempting dishes uma..;P
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Awesome recipe!!! Love all the flavours!!!


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Menaga Sathia

looks so inviting n lovely presentation!!

Suja Manoj

Looks fabulous and perfectly tempting..
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Suman Singh

Wow, that looks so flavorful and delicious..lovely recipe and tempting clicks..


very delicious.
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Sobha Shyam

they look absolutely delicious, wonderful presentation, yummy !!

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Woww.. these looks so restaurant like.. Great ๐Ÿ™‚

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes)

these look tempting and lipsmacking…first time here….and loved my stay here…wil come often…
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Must be a treat for chicken lovers ~ nicely done!
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looks perfect with all the spices ..delicious!!