Kiwi Tandoori Chicken Tikka

Succulent pieces of grilled chicken marinated in a traditional tandoori masala with the addition of kiwi. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Kiwi Tandoori Chicken Tikka

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Main Ingredients Kiwi, Boneless chicken
Cuisine Indian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 1-1.30 hour
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Kiwi Tandoori Chicken Tikka

  • 2 Kiwi peeled and chopped
  • 4 Boneless chicken legs, cut into small cubes
  • 1 teaspoon Green chilli paste
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger-garlic paste
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 tablespo Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1 tablespoon Gram flour (besan)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh mint leaves chopped
  • 2 Green chillies
  • 6-8 Black peppercorns
  • 1/4 cup Yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black salt (kala namak)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Roasted cumin powder


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a baking tray with little oil.
  2. Combine chicken, green chilli paste, lemon juice, ginger-garlic paste and salt in a bowl. Mix well and set aside for 20 minutes.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan. Add carom seeds and sauté for a minute.
  4. Add gram flour, reduce heat and sauté till browned. Switch off heat and transfer into a bowl. Add turmeric powder and mix well.
  5. Grind chopped coriander, chopped mint, green chillies, peppercorns and kiwi into a smooth paste.
  6. Add ground paste to sautéed gram flour alongwith yogurt, salt, black salt, garam masala powder and cumin powder. Mix well.
  7. Add chicken cubes and mix well coating the pieces well with the second marinade. Set aside for ½ hour.
  8. Insert chicken pieces onto satay sticks and place the sticks on the greased tray. Apply the leftover marinade on top of the chicken pieces, put the tray in preheated oven and grill for 8-10 minutes, turning once in between after 5 minutes.
  9. Remove from heat and serve hot with beetroot juliennes.

Nutrition Info

Calories 962
Carbohydrates 52.3
Protein 100.9
Fat 38.8
Other Fiber Vitamin C- 247.2mg