Sofiyani Chicken Tikka

Tender chicken marinated in a rich blend of spices, yogurt, and spices, grilled to perfection and served in a creamy, flavorful Sofiyani sauce, a popular Indian-Pakistani dish. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Sofiyani Chicken Tikka

Main Ingredients Boneless chicken legs, Fennel powder
Cuisine Indian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg


  • 300 grams boneless chicken legs, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons fennel powder
  • 1 tablespoon hung yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons roasted gram flour
  • 1 tablespoon coriander-mint paste    
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1½ teaspoons green-chilli paste
  • 2 teaspoonsmustard oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • Refined oil for greasing
  • Butter for basting
  • Onion rings, for garnish
  • Lemon wedges, for garnish
  • Green chutney, for serving


  1. Preheat the air fryer at 200˚C.
  2. Mix together chicken, hung yogurt, fennel powder, coriander-mint paste, gram flour, ginger-garlic paste, green-chilli paste, mustard oil, salt, mayonnaise in a bowl. Set aside for 15minutes.
  3. Grease the air fryer basket with oil; arrange the marinated chicken pieces on it, air fry for 15minutes.
  4. Remove the cooked chicken pieces from the air fryer, baste with butter.
  5. Garnish with onion rings, lemon wedge. Serve hot with green chutney.