How to make Pahadi Chicken Tikka - SK Khazana -

Boneless chicken cubes marinated in green chutney and baked to perfection

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken leg, Fresh mint leves

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Pahadi Chicken Tikka - SK Khazana

Pahadi Chicken Tikka - SK Khazana 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 : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Pahadi Chicken Tikka - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Boneless chicken leg cut into medium cubes 400 grams

  • Fresh mint leves 10-12

  • Fresh coriander leaves 1/4 cup

  • Ginger 1 inches

  • Garlic 4-5 cloves

  • Green chillies 2

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Oil 1 tablespo for greasing

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Mustard oil 1 tablespoon

  • Hung yogurt 1/2 cup

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Oil to grease

  • Butter for basting

  • Chaat masala to sprinkle

  • Onion rings for garnish

  • Green chutney to serve


Step 1

Put mint leaves, coriander leaves, ginger, garlic, green chilli, cumin seeds and ½ tablespoon lemon juice into a blender jar, add little water and grind to a thick and smooth paste.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add carom seeds, turmeric powder and gram flour, mix well and saute on low heat for 2 minutes or till the gram flour is fragrant. Transfer into a bowl and keep aside.

Step 3

Heat mustard oil in the same pan till smoking point and set aside to cool.

Step 4

Take chicken cubes in a bowl, add 1 tbsp lemon juice and salt and mix well. Set aside to marinate.

Step 5

Take hung yogurt in another bowl, add 2 tbsps coriander leaves paste, garam masala, green cardamom powder and fenugreek leaves powder and mix well.

Step 6

Add the sautéed gram flour mixture and mix well. Add smoked mustard oil and mix.

Step 7

Add the marinated chicken cubes and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 30 minutes.

Step 8

Preheat oven to 200º C.

Step 9

String on the chicken cubes on skewers, brush them with leftover marinade.

Step 10

Grease a baking tray with some oil, keep the skewers on the baking tray, keep the tray in the preheated oven and bake at 200º C for 15 minutes.

Step 11

Brush butter on top and sprinkle chaat masala.

Step 12

Arrange the skewers on a serving platter and serve with onions rings and green chutney.

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