Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Chicken Tikka With Steamed Veggies

I love to barbeque. It is very quick and gives nutritious dishes and the most important part is: No cooking odor in the house! Indians in North America can relate to this very well! I bbq so many foods, you name it. It is not only for hot dogs and hamburgers! Lots of vegetables, marinated chicken,fish etc and above all, desserts! Grilled fruits make great dessert. Serve them with a dollop of whipped cream or sugared ricotta cheese, and you've got yourself a pass to heaven! This one was very simple. I bbqed tandoori chicken, some steaks and steamed veggies. Veggies look so pretty, aren't they? This same tandoori chicken will be used for sandwich wraps and chicken tikka masala in the week to come.

Chicken Tikka
2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into about 1.5" pieces
1 tbsp each ground ginger and garlic
1 tbsp kasoori methi
2 tbsp tandoori spice mix(available at most Indian grocery stores)
Salt to taste
2 tbsp lemon juice

How to:
Marinate chicken with all these spices for at least 3 hours. Grill them on oiled grates at 400°F grill for about 10 minutes, rotating the skewers to get a good char. Enjoy with cilantro chutney or roll up in naans with some cilantro chutney and salad.


  1. Looks yummy..... and they have come out perfect ..

  2. looks delicious and awesome ....mouthwatering treat to the belly...love those colors of the veggies and chicken

  3. lizy
    u r making me hungry
    so delicious
    nice presentation

  4. Slurppppp!!!!!irresistible tikka and droolworthy steamed veggies...looks delicious!