Chicken Tikka Boti

Classic BBQ dish of Pakistani Cuisine. Tender pieces of chicken thighs marinated in spices and herbs, grilled over charcoal……. yumm……… the recipe below is very hot, you can adjust the heat per your taste by adjusting the amount of chillies and chilli pastes. I love it!

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Ingredients:

  • 5 large chicken thighs (boneless, cut into cubes)
  • 2 tbspns vinegar
  • 2 tbspns lemon juice
  • 1 cup thick yogurt
  • Some salt
  • Some chicken salt
  • 1 tbspn crushed red chillies
  • 1 tbspn green chilli paste
  • 1 tbspn ginger & garlic (crushed fresh)
  • ½ tspn turmeric
  • ½ tspn garam masala
  • 1 tspn coriander powder
  • ½ tspn cumin seeds
  • 1 tspn dried fenugreek leaves
  • ½ tspn black pepper

Procedure:

-Take a deep mixing bowl and put chicken in it. Add all the spices and seasoning and mix well. Then add lemon juice, vinegar and yogurt.

-Keep aside for 20 – 30 minutes (not longer than this as it contains vinegar and lemon, they will break the chicken to the point that we won’t be able to screw it on the skewers).

-Start preheating your BBQ grill now.

-Thread the chicken pieces on the metal skewers (7 – 8 pieces per skewer).

-Grill the tikkas on medium heat for about 6 minutes per side (turning occasionally) and serve hot with kachumar salad, naan and raita.

Chicken Malai Tikka

Chicken Malai Tikka…….. another gem of Mughal era. Tender chicken thigh pieces, marinated in herbs, spices, cream and cheese, barbecued over charcoal pieces, yummmmmmm they literally melt in your mouth.

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Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 5 large chicken thighs (boneless, cut into cubes)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup crumbled cheddar cheese (tasty)
  • ½ tspn meat tenderizer powder
  • Some salt
  • Some chicken salt
  • 1 tspn cracked black pepper
  • ½ tspn crushed white pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic (very finely chopped)
  • ½ tspn garam masala
  • 1 tspn dried fenugreek leaves

Procedure:

-Take a deep mixing bowl and put chicken in it. Add all the spices and seasoning and mix well. Then add crumbled cheddar cheese and sour cream and mix well.

-Keep aside for 20 – 30 minutes (not longer than this as it contains meat tenderizer, it will break the chicken to the point that we won’t be able to screw them on the skewers).

-Start preheating your BBQ grill now.

-Thread the chicken pieces on the metal skewers (7 – 8 pieces per skewer).

-Grill the tikkas on medium heat for about 6 minutes per side (turning occasionally) and serve hot with kachumar salad, naan and raita.

Boneless Chicken Tikka Karahi

Chicken Tikka Karahi, my own variation of chicken karahi. I really like the BBQ flavour of chicken tossed in well blended sauce of tomatoes, spices and herbs. Not too spicy not too hot, once you will try it, you will make it again and again……

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Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 kg chicken boneless, skinless thighs (cut into cubes)
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 2 tbspns vinegar
  • Salt
  • Red chilli powder
  • ½ tspn turmeric
  • ½ tspn coriander powder
  • ½ tspn cumin seeds (roughly crushed)
  • ½ tspn dried fenugreek leaves
  • ½ tspn cracked black pepper
  • ½ tspn garam masala
  • ½ tspn chaat masala
  • ½ tspn chicken salt

FOR KARAHI

  • A splash of oil
  • A tspn of ghee
  • 3 tomatoes cut into thin ring slices
  • 2 green chillies large (cut into pieces)
  • Some fresh coriander leaves
  • Some salt and red chillies (Be careful with the quantities as chicken is also spiced)
  • 1 tspn freshly grated ginger
  • Some ginger juliennes

Procedure:

-Marinade the chicken in all of the ingredients given above and refrigerate for 30 mins.

-Screw them onto the skewers. Grill for 5 minutes per side on your preheated BBQ.

-Take the meat off the skewers and start preparing karahi.

-For karahi, heat oil in a wok, add ghee and let it melt. Now add the ginger and fry until it starts spluttering. Add tomatoes, salt and red chilli. Let it cook until the tomatoes get soft. Add green chillies and mix.

-Now add grilled chicken pieces, cover the pan and let it cook on low heat for 10 minutes.

-Give it a final stir. If its watery, cook on high flame until the water evaporates. Garnish with ginger juliennes and coriander. Serve hot.

Chicken Tikka Pizza

I love this flavor …….

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Ingredients:

  • One pizza base

FOR TOPPING

  • 2 tbspns tomato paste
  • A drizzle of olive oil (on the edges of the pizza base)
  • 2 tbspns smokey BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup cooked chicken chunks (chicken breast – cut into small chunks – marinade is salt, 1 tspn chaat masala and some red chilli flakes and stir fry in 1 tbspn of oil until tender and golden red)
  • A handful/ ½ cup of shredded/ grated tasty cheddar cheese
  • 150 gms thinly sliced mozzarella cheese
  • 1 small Red onion cut into small chunks

Procedure:

-Make pizza crust according to the recipe.

-Prepare in on the pizza pan and apply sauces and then sprinkle some cheddar cheese.

-Brush the edges with some olive oil. Spread the toppings, last layer of mozzarella cheese and bake in conventional preheated oven (180 degrees Celsius) for about 20 minutes.

-Take it out of the oven; let it rest for 5 mins, slice and serve.

Spicy Chicken Boneless Tikka Boti

This dish belongs to Pakistani BBQ. I have made it at home without using a BBQ grill because most of us dont have BBQ grill at home but believe me, this tastes exactly the same and it is hassle free. Do try this and do not forget to comment …..

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Ingredients:

  • 3 – 4 boneless skinless thigh fillets (cut into big cubes, 6-7 pcs. Per fillet)
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tspn ajinomoto (optional)
  • 1 tspn Ayesha’s Kitchen Garam Masala
  • ½ tspn turmeric powder
  • ½ – 1 tspn red chilli powder
  • 1 tbspn vinegar
  • 1 tbspn lemon juice
  • 1 cup yogurt (sour)
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • A pinch of methi leaves
  • 1 tspn ginger garlic paste
  • 4 tbspns olive oil

Procedure:

-Combine everything (except oil) in a mixing bowl and marinade for around 6 hours.

-Heat oil in a pan (nonstick, with a lid) and add the marinated chicken. Stir and cook it covered on low heat for around 30 minutes.

-Take off the lid and cook on medium – high heat for 10 minutes with constant stirring. Remove from heat.

-Heat a piece of charcoal until it is white. Place it on a 4×4 aluminum sheet and place it on the top of chicken tikka. Drizzle some oil on it (coal) and cover the pan with the lid for about 10 minutes.

-After 10 minutes, remove the coal and serve the chicken with mint tikka and fresh salad.

Malai Boti (without BBQ grill)

Malai boti is a famous barbecue dish of Pakistan. Nearly, all the barbecue restaurants in Pakistan serve this dish and people really love it. Its mild, its juicy, its lite and its healthy. I have made this in a pan because we cant use BBQs in apartments and mostly people dont have BBQ grills at home so this is the home version of this beautiful dish. Do try this and fall in love with Ayesha’s Kitchen …..

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Ingredients:

  • 1 kg chicken thigh fillets (cut each fillet into 4 – 5 pieces)
  • 250 gms lite sour cream
  • 1 ½ cup yogurt (sour, but not Greek)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbspn red chilli powder
  • 1 tbspn crushed ginger
  • 1 tbspn crushed garlic
  • ½ tspn turmeric
  • 2 tbspn Ayesha’s kitchen special garam masala
  • 1 tspn chicken powder
  • 1 tbspn meat tenderizer/ raw papaya paste
  • 6 tbspns oil (olive oil)
  • Some charcoal for tempering

Procedure:

-Cut thigh fillets into big 4 – 5 pieces.

-Apply some meat tenderizer on them and keep aside for 10 minutes.

-Now add all the other ingredients except oil and charcoal.

-Keep aside for 4 hours.

-Heat oil in a pan (pan with lid) and add the marinated chicken in it. Cook covered on low heat for 30 minutes.

-Then remove the lid and stir cook on high heat until the moisture is evaporated and oil comes to the surface. Remove from the heat.

-Heat charcoal on naked flames. When it is hot place it on an onion peel or on a piece of aluminum foil and place it on the top of the cooked chicken.

-Drizzle some oil over the coal and cover the pan with the lid.

-After 15 minutes take out the coal and the paper. Dish out the chicken and serve hot with coriander chilli raita.

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