Pakistan, India – Butter Chicken Tikka

by Muhammad Shazil


It is a chicken dish originating in the Asian countries like Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. The dish is very popular among the people of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The word tikka is a Hindi and Urdu word and which means “bits” or “pieces”. It is also a chicken dish served in Punjabi cuisine. Many people like this dish because of it’s delicious taste and good smell.


Ingredients for marination

  • 1/2 kg boneless chicken
  • 2 tbs melted butter
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 2 tbs tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbs cashew paste
  • 1 tsp dried fenugreek
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 tbs cream
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbs ginger garlic paste
  • salt to taste

Ingredients for sauce

  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 cup leftover marination
  • 1 tbs chili garlic sauce
  • 1/2 tbs Tabasco sauce

Steps to make

  1. Take a bowl and add chicken cubes, tomato ketchup, butter, cashew paste, yogurt, fenugreek, cream, red chili powder, garam masala, coriander powder, ginger garlic paste, turmeric, cumin powder and salt in it.
  2. Mix them gently.
  3. Now marinate it for 1-2 hours
  4. Take wooden skewers and thread chicken cubes on them.
  5. Then Grease a grill pan
  6. Place wooden skewers on top and cook chicken skewers each side for 5 to 7 minutes.
  7. Take a pan melt butter, add chili sauce, tobacco, leftover marination and cook for 5 to 6 minutes.
  8. Now your sauce is ready
  9. Drizzle on prepared skewer and serve.

Cooking Time: 45 minutes

Serving persona: 4

preparation time: 20 minutes

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