This has to be one of the most versatile recipes of mine! I never imagined one can do so much with simple”chicken tikka”!! Its best if you marinate a big batch and you can grill it, make chicken tikka  masala and now even these awesome pakoras! Do keep in mind that when you marinate chicken tikka you can keep it in the refrigerator marinated for about a few days. These pakoras can also be frozen or made in advance for a party. I used “Nitu Didi” tandoori spice powder and added a bit of red food coloring to it but you can use any tandoori spice powder as you like.
250 grams of boneless chicken breast slices, cut into strips
100 grams of natural yogurt
4-5 flakes of garlic
1 inch piece ginger
1 tablespoon Nitu Didi tandoori spice powder
salt to taste
a little red food coloring
1 teaspoon red chilli powder if you want it spicy
2 tablespoons of gram flour
2 tablespoons of cornstarch
as much of sparkling water (soda) water needed to make the batter
oil for deep frying
Put the yogurt, ginger garlic in a blender and blend till smooth. Add the tandoori spice, salt and red chilli powder and food coloring, Marinate the chicken in this overnight in a covered dish. Next day put the hot to heat while you make the batter with the gram flour and cornstarch with the sparkling water. Dip each piece of chicken in the batter and deep fry till golden brown and chicken is cooked within.
Simple and easy!!

For the video tutorial on how to make chicken tikka or chicken tikka masala

This entry was posted in Chicken, Floury Matter, Indian Restaurant Dishes and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.


  1. Mehak says:

    Nitu didi tikka spice kaha se mile ga

  2. Hi Nitu,
    Your recipe looks great, a different kind of recipe. But I have one problem, what is this tandoori spice? I know NOTHING about Hindu ingredients, recipes, dishes, but your cooking always seems interesting and delicious. The only one recipe I have tried from you are the spiced potatoes, and they don’t seem very Hindu…
    I’d love to know about tandoori, so if by any chance you can post something about this spice, I’ll be very grateful.

    • nituchugani says:

      Adriana sweetheart-…ok let me try and explain… Tandoori spice is a blend of spices used to make the most famous indian dish “tandoori” which is actually the name of a clay oven used to cook meat, fish or chicken. This spice is available in most indian supermarkets , it can be also made by mixing and blending certain spices together. It has a distinctive flavor. I dont know what else to tell you about it , but if you can manage to get some i am sure you would love it….much love

      • Thank you so much for your response. As you already saw in FB, I found a nice site about tandoori and the explanation about its ingredients. And I believe I can prepare the combination, except for one spice, alholva. I think I will do some more research and see if I can get it here.

        Thanks again, and if I can prepare some tandoori by myself, will let you know.

        A big hug!!!

  3. WoW – they look great – thanks for the recipe.

  4. shabnam says:

    sooooooooooooooo tastyyyyyyy……

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.