Chicken tikka may just be the most popular non-veg snack among Indians! Every time we attend a wedding or any sort of grand celebration, we can always find chicken tikka part of the snack menu. We all love to eat chicken tikka, but indulging in this snack all the time can be a little repetitive for our taste buds. At times, we wish to snack on something unique yet familiar, right?! This craving of ours has helped us find the recipe for nimbu mirch chicken tikka. The sourness of the lemon meets the spiciness of the green chillies to give this juicy chicken tikka.
If you are tired of having the same old chicken tikka, this special recipe gives an aromatic and flavourful makeover to the classic chicken snack. Nimbu mirchi chicken tikka is an amalgamation of various herbs and spices. Loaded with coriander, mint and lime leaves, the refreshing flavours of herbs give it a zing. The use of lemon juice and lemon leaves is what gives the spicy tikka a hint of sourness. This off-beat chicken tikka shall taste best with the sweet and spicy flavours of pineapple chutney.
Lemon Mirch Chicken Tikka Recipe: How To Make Nimbu Mirchi Chicken Tikka
To prepare this chicken tikka, you’ll need to marinate the chicken twice. First, marinate the chicken cubes in lemon juice, salt and ginger-garlic paste. Next, grind kaffir lime leaves, green chillies, mint leaves, coriander leaves, ginger and garlic into a smooth paste. Pour water while grinding, if needed. Once the paste is ready, combine it with thick yoghurt to make the second marinade. Mix the marinated chicken pieces in the yoghurt paste and keep it aside for at least an hour. Roast the marinated chicken in tandoor till it’s cooked and slightly burnt. You can also bake this in an oven. The nimbu mirch chicken tikka is ready!
Sounds easy, right?! Make this zingy and spicy chicken tikka at home and surprise your family with your culinary skills. Do tell us in the comments section how you liked it.