I know i have already posted the recipe of chiken tikka on my website but this one has a difference!
I recently gave a cooking workshop in a nearby city called Alicante and the main dish i taught was chicken tikka masala.
I followed my recipe to the “T” but before putting the chicken tikkas into the creamy non fattening sauce i suddenly had an idea!
Why not make a chicken tikka salad? I asked my students if they would like to learn how many versatile ways to serve chicken tikka and they were ecstatic!
Chicken tikka can be made into butter chicken, chicken tikka masala, put into saag chicken(saag is spinach sauce) and soo many other things…can be filled into crepes (i have that recipe also on the website) and made into sandwiches and tacos, and also filled into pita bread… we also have chicken tikka pizza…and what about a nice chicken tikka salad?????
This pic is courtesy Carlos Saez who helped arrange my cooking workshop together with Viena P. Tafalla who owns a cooking school in Alicante.
So this is the basic chicken tikka recipe
You can also make this with paneer or with tofu , mushrooms, mockduck etc
1 chicken breast, around 250-300 grams cut into big chunks
1/2 cup of room temperature low fat yoghurt
1 heaped teaspoon of NITU DIDIS TANDOORI SPICE POWDER
salt to taste
2 cloves of garlic
1 tiny piece of ginger
blend all the above ingredients except the chicken in a blender. Marinate the chicken overnight . Heat a grill. or a barbeuce, or a tandoor if you have one and cook the chicken on that. In case you dont..the video shows you how to get the authentic restaurant flavor into your CHICKEN TIKKA.
FOR THE SALAD:
chopped green chillies
chopped coriander leaves
DRESSING: you can use a mayonnaise dressing, or a vinagrette (equal parts of olive oil and vinegar) or simply lemon juice and salt..( i used lemon juice and salt)
Place the lettuce leaves on a plate and top with chicken tikka pieces. Top with the chopped onions, tomatoes, green chillies and coriander leaves.
Add dressing of your choice…
Its an amazing salad
NITU DIDI TIP: Please dont throw away extra marinade…you can always use it to marinate something else or freeze it!!