How to make Sofiyani Chicken Tikka -

This delicious chicken tikka recipe is the perfect appetizer for a party or a get-together

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken legs, Fennel powder

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Sofiyani Chicken Tikka

Sofiyani 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 : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Sofiyani Chicken Tikka Recipe

  • Boneless chicken legs cut into 1 inch cubes 300 grams

  • Fennel powder 2 teaspoons

  • Hung yogurt 1 tablespoon

  • Coriander-mint paste 1 tablespoon

  • Roasted gram flour 2 teaspoons

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Green chilli paste 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Mustard oil 2 teaspoons

  • Sal to taste

  • Mayonnaise 1 to taste

  • Refined oil to grease

  • Butter for basting

  • Onion rings for garnish

  • Lemon wedges for garnish

  • Green chutney to serve


Step 1

Take chicken pieces in a bowl, add hung yogurt, coriander-mint paste, gram flour, ginger-garlic paste, green-chilli paste, fennel powder, mustard oil, salt and mayonnaise and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 15 minutes.

Step 2

Preheat the air fryer to 200˚C.

Step 3

Grease the air fryer basket with oil, arrange the marinated chicken pieces in it, fit the basket to the fryer and air fry for 15minutes.

Step 4

Remove the cooked chicken pieces from the air fryer and baste with butter.

Step 5

Arrange them on a serving platter, garnish with onion rings and lemon wedge and serve hot with green chutney.

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