How to make Chicken Jeera Tikka - Chicken tikka with a predominant jeera flavour

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Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken (हड्डी रहित चिकन), Cumin seeds (जीरा)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Chicken Jeera Tikka

Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Chicken Jeera Tikka Recipe

  • Boneless chicken cut into cubes 200 grams

  • Cumin seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Hung yogurt 1½ cups

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Caraway seeds (shahi jeera) 1 teaspoon

  • Onion powder 2 teaspoons

  • Black salt (kala namak) to taste

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard oil 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 1 teaspoon + for greasing


Step 1

Preheat oven at 200°C. Grease a baking tray with some oil.

Step 2

Take chicken cubes in a bowl. Add ginger-garlic paste and salt and mix well. Set aside to marinate.

Step 3

Combine yogurt, salt and red chilli powder in another bowl and mix well.

Step 4

Dry roast cumin seeds and caraway seeds for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat, cool and grind into a coarse powder.

Step 5

Add the ground powder to the yogurt mixture and mix well. Add onion powder, black salt and gram flour and mix well.

Step 6

Add mustard oil and oil and mix well. Add the marinated chicken cubes and mix well. Set aside for 15 minutes.

Step 7

Skewer the chicken cubes onto satay sticks and place them on the tray. Put the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes.

Step 8

Serve hot.