How to make Lemongrass Chicken Tikka -

Lemongrass adds on a new flavour to the popular chicken tikka.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Lemon grass stalk (लेमन ग्रास की डंठल), Chicken legs (चिकन टंगड़ी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Lemongrass Chicken Tikka

Lemongrass Chicken Tikka Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 1-1.30 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Lemongrass Chicken Tikka Recipe

  • Lemon grass stalk roughly chopped 1

  • Chicken legs boneless, cut into 1 inch pieces 400 grams

  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Ginger-garlic paste 3 tablespoons

  • Fresh cream 1 cup

  • Green chillies slit 2

  • Gram flour (besan) roasted 2 tablespoons

  • Processed cheese grated 3 tablespoons

  • Green capsicum diced 1 medium

  • Butter for basting

  • Onion rings to serve

  • Coriander-mint chutney to serve

  • Chaat masala to serve


Step 1

Take the chicken pieces in a bowl. Add the lemon juice, salt and ginger-garlic paste, mix well and set aside to marinate for thirty minutes.

Step 2

Heat the cream in a non-stick pan. Add the lemongrass and green chillies, mix and bring to a boil on low heat. Remove the pan from heat and let the lemongrass stay in the cream for fifteen to twenty minutes. Strain and set aside.

Step 3

Combine togetherthe gram flour, salt, flavored cream and cheese in a bowl and mix well.Add the marinated chicken and capsicum and mix well. Cover with a cling film and refrigerate for half an hour.

Step 4

Thread the chickenpieces and capsicum dices alternately onto skewers.

Step 5

Heat some butter in a non-stick grill pan, place the skewers in it. Cook, rotating the skewers a few times, till grill marks appear on all the sides,basting with butter.

Step 6

Arrange onion rings and coriander-mint chutney on a serving plate. Place chicken tikkaon it, sprinkle chaat masala on the top and serve immediately.

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