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This was a must! Recipes here on Cooking Frog needed to include a traditional Pakistani Chicken Tikka recipe. There are some recipes that become so popular that there’s no right or wrong way to do them anymore. Chicken Tikka falls into that category. Even though I disagree with those who make chicken tikka masala west, it doesn’t contain cream, and that’s a fact! But that’s another debate.
Chicken Tikka is a South Asian dish that has become a very popular choice. Tikka is a South Asian cuisine that I’m sure you have tried at least once. This one is I’ve learned from my Pakistani friend. There are a million versions online. I’m about to share the authentic one.
The original version of Chicken Tikka calls for marinating chicken pieces in a spicy sauce and then grilling them over the hot coals which are called Angethi, in Urdu. This is usually served with a Tarmarind Chutney or Mint Chutney, along with lemons and sliced onion. yummy!
There have been many versions of this famous dish. There are many versions of this popular dish, including a boneless, a biryani, a curry, and even a crispy version. Today, I thought I’d start by introducing the basics of Chicken Tikka. Although there are many spice blends that can be used to make Tikkas now, I prefer fresh spices. Sometimes, you want to feel like a true chef.
Here is a list of everything you will need to make this deliciousness. Now, I’m going to dive into the more important steps.
Chicken Tikka Marinade
Here I will show you everything you need to marinate your chicken. If you do the marinade for Chicken Tikka the right way, everything else is easy.
Okay, so it’s pretty simple. Just add all the ingredients (spices paste and liquids), to the bowl and mix together.
NOTE: Although the marinate will be slightly sour due to the lemon and heavy vinegar content, once cooked it will be mild and blend well with the rest of the spices.
Chicken Tikka’s color is often due to the addition of orange red color. Some restaurants are very heavy with this color and I don’t like my hands turning orange while eating. It’s up to you how much color you add. I prefer to add just enough color to give it a reddish hue, but not too much. To achieve this effect, use a good quality color. Some people also use beetroot juice to create a natural hue. This is something I haven’t tried yet. Please let me know if you do.
DISCLAIMER – If you don’t want to have your hands a bit orange after the quick chicken massage, use gloves to rub the spices on your chicken.
Can You Substitute Anything In This Marinade?
You can reduce or skip the red chili powder if you don’t like your tikkas spicy. You can also reduce the amount of one spice, but it won’t affect the flavor. Vinegar is essential in this instance. Vinegar will be used as a meat tenderizer in this recipe so make sure you have it. Oil prevents chicken from drying out in the refrigerator.
A single chicken will yield 4 Tikka pieces, 2 thighs, and 2 breast pieces. Double the recipe if you plan to make more than one chicken. You can use a knife to make cuts along the length of your chicken so it has deep places for the marinate.
Rub the marinate on the chicken. Give the chicken a little massage, just like you would in a spa. You will also need to book a spa day. Cover all the corners and crevices. Cover the chicken with foil, cling wrap, or a lid and place it in the refrigerator to marinate.
How Long To MarinateChicken Tikka?
To get all the spices to really rub in, it takes at least 3-4 hours, but to get the best results i recomend 8 hours. You can cook the chicken immediately if you use boneless chicken. However, for chicken with bones, it is best to allow it to marinate overnight for 8 hours, or at least 3-4 hours. This is because it gives vinegar time to react with chicken and tenderize. The top layer of chicken becomes tough, and all the juices from the chicken are sealed within the chicken piece. This gives you tender Chicken tikka after it is cooked.
How To Cook Chicken Tikka
Tikka can be prepared in three ways
- In the oven.
- On the stove
- Grill it outside.
It’s easier to cook it on the stove than in the oven. You can either bake or cook on the stove. First, grill the chicken on high heat and then slow cook it.
This seals all the juices and gives you that charred look of an outdoor Tikka.
Outdoor grills can be used by placing the tikka directly on the grill. You can then continue to oil the grill every 5 minutes using a brush. Every time you oil the tikka, keep turning it. This will take approximately 20-25 minutes to cook your chicken.
You can freeze the chickens!
Let’s suppose you like to prepare meals ahead of time. This recipe is perfect for you. You can marinate the chicken in butter and then freeze it. You can keep it in the freezer up to 60 days. Once you’re ready to eat it, take it out of the freezer. Grill it once it has thawed.
LEFT-OVERS are a blessing
While it is easier to make tikka with other dishes, I still hope for some leftovers. Because spicy chicken goes well with many different things. To make the most of your leftovers, you can check out this Chicken Tikka Sandwich recipe.
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CHICKEN TIKKA RECIPE:
- 1 chicken (whole ), cut into thighs and legs
- 1 1/2 teaspoon of Salt
- 1 teaspoon Black pepper
- 2 teaspoon of Red chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon of Turmeric powder
- 1 tsp of Cumin powder, (zeera).
- 2 TBSP of Lemon Juice
- 2 TBSP of Vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon of Garam masala powder
- 1 TBSP of Garlic ginger paste
- 1 tsp of Coriander Powder
- 3 teaspoons of orange food color
- 2 TBSP of vegetable oil
- To ensure that all the marinate is absorbed, make horizontal cuts in your chicken pieces.
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl to create your marinade.
- Place all the pieces of chicken in a flat dish and generously rub the marinade on them. Cover all edges and cuts.
- Cover the chicken with plastic wrap and let it rest for at least 8 hours.
- Before cooking, remove the chicken from the oven.
- You can cook chicken in one of these ways:
Chicken Tikka On Stove
- To a frying pan or grill pan, add 1 tbsp oil.
- Grill your chicken pieces on high heat for 3 minutes each side. This will give the chicken juices a nice charred appearance.
- Cover the pan with a lid, and cook the chicken on low heat for 8 minutes.
- Turn the pieces over and continue cooking for 8 minutes.
- Serve hot
Chicken Tikka In The Oven.
- To a frying pan or grill pan, add 1 tbsp oil.
- Grill your chicken pieces on high heat for 3 minutes each side. This will give the chicken juices a nice charred appearance.
- Place the chicken in foil, and bake at 190°C for 30 minutes.
Chicken Tikka On BBQ Grill
- This one is pretty straightforward. Grill it until you get a nice charred appearance. To keep the juices from escaping, you should continue to coat the chicken with oil at least 5 times. Every time you oil the chicken, flip it. This will take approximately 20 minutes.
If you wish to give your chicken a coal-like aroma while it cooks indoors, you can smoke the chicken during marinating.
Calories: 507 Total Fat: 32g Saturated Fat: 7g Unsaturated Fat: 22g Cholesterol: 176mg Sodium: 115mg Carbohydrates: 3g Fiber: 2g Protein: 50g
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Blackstone Griddle-Cook anything, Anytime, Anywhere! Blackstone griddle is just like a piece of magic equipment. It gives you endless possibilities to play with your culinary skills and make some extraordinary out of it.
Here I’ve presented some of the best blackstone griddle recipes that are amazing delicacies; you would love to know about them. All these recipes are easy and worth trying.
Just get into reading this article, and you will be amazed at the cuisines you can opt for cooking on the Blackstone griddle.
Here are the top 10 Blackstone Griddle recipes
Decadent and buttery Shrimp scampi is made delicious on a griddle top! Fire up the griddle and make this insanely tasty dish. Brush your griddle with some olive oil. Add pre-cooked beautiful pink-colored shrimps on the sizzling hot griddle along with some garlic paste. Add a little bit of salt and pepper. Finally threw some butter, parsley, and white wine to finish it off. Your perfect Shrimp scampi is ready to serve with some lemon juice. I’m sure you can feel that tangy, buttery flavor.
A flavorful burger, when cooked on a griddle, turns out to be an amazing treat. You would love the wonderful texture; the thin burger patties will achieve when cooked on a griddle. All you need to do is form 4oz meatballs and place them on a preheated griddle. Use a spatula to smash the patties and let them cook. Meanwhile, your patties are getting cooked, toast your burger burns with butter, add an American cheese slice on the top of the brown juicy patty and, enjoy griddle-cooked smash burgers with the toppings of your choice.
Banana bread pancakes
Why not try an all-time favorite breakfast on the Blackstone griddle? Banana bread pancake! An amazing delight to satisfy your sweet tooth. Mash your bananas, add in eggs, melted butter, vanilla extract, sugar, and some milk. Combine in the flour and mix everything well. A perfect thick batter is ready to go on the hot griddle. Cook pancakes for 3 minutes per side. When the pancake will give that beautiful brown color, get them off the griddle, top them up with some honey, and ENJOY!
Blackstone griddle-cooked Eggs
Eggs cooked on the griddle! Isn’t that sound amazing? Yes, it does. You can cook fried eggs, scrambled eggs, eggs in a basket and many more. Turn the burner on, prepare the eggs, and put them on the griddle to get them cooked. You can add some cheese to the eggs. Bacon and onion will go best with the omelet. You can also add some spinach, tomatoes and cook a perfect omelet there with the griddle.
Sweet Potato Fries
You can make perfect crispy sweet potato fries right on the top of your griddle. Just cut your sweet potatoes and coat them with corn starch. Preheat the griddle. When the Blackstone will give off the smoke, evenly spread fries on it. Toss and turn the fries until you get a crispy, crunchy texture. Make it to perfection, and you will surely love this recipe.
Cherry French Toast
Cherry French Toast is one of the easiest Blackstone griddle recipes. French toast is cooked so well on the Blackstone that you will love it. You can also prepare cherry syrup on a pan heated on the hot griddle. French toast with some cherries and whipped cream on the top will give a decadence you will be amazed by.
Perfect Blackstone Griddle Chicken Wings
Making chicken wings on your Blackstone is super easy. The enriched flavor of the chicken will mark a lasting impression on your taste buds. Marinate the wings with dried thyme, paprika, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and parsley. Make nice and golden brown wings on the Blackstone. Chicken wings cooked on the Blackstone ends up with an amazing juicy texture you will be a fan of.
Bacon Apple Fritters
Griddle-cooked sweet and delicious bacon apple fritters! Just perfect for all. Start with grating some Granny Smith apples. They will serve as a base for perfect fritters. Mix the grated apples with an egg, all-purpose flour, sugar, and just a touch of cinnamon. Make a batter by adding some bourbon. Grill the slices of bacon on the Blackstone, making them nice and crispy. Cut the Bacons, add them in batter, and make fritters on the griddle. The sweet taste of apples combined with the smoky goodness of bacon is something your palate wants.
T-bone Steak is a perfect treat for your friends and family. Best cooked on the griddle stone, give steak the best flavor and texture. Season the steak with Blackstone’s tequila lime seasoning. Put the steak on hot and sizzling Blackstone. You need to have a high heat when you are searing up a steak. The steak will get cooked on the blazing hot griddle. Serve hot with an amazing sauce and fresh veggies. You will love the crispiness on the outside while a soft juicy texture inside.
Sesame Teriyaki Stir-fry
Sesame Teriyaki Stir-fry, a delicious Chinese cuisine. This is one of the best griddle recipes that can be quickly cooked and served. Brush the top of the griddle with olive oil. Wipe off the extra oil. When the griddle is smoking hot, place Tyson’s grilled and ready chicken on the griddle. Let the chicken get cooked. Then add in freshly cut bell peppers, onions, peas, and stir-fry everything. Next, move on to cooking noodles. Place noodles on the griddle, add spinach and sesame, and mix everything until well fried. Following this amazing Blackstone recipe, you will end up with amazing Chinese cuisine.
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You need some simple ingredients and your best culinary partner, the Blackstone griddle, and you are done.
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Without a doubt this will be the best Thunder Cake Recipe! Not only does it have a unique name, but it also has a distinct flavor. When I first heard about this cake, I was so taken with the name that I had to make it myself. When I was looking for the cake’s recipe, the addition of pureed tomatoes seemed strange at first. It created a sense of anticipation about how this cake would taste, and want to try it as soon as possible.
You won’t believe how startled I was by the thunder cake’s distinct flavor.
It turns out fluffy and velvety. I mean, it was flawless.
If you want to try this fantastic treat at home, keep reading to the conclusion because I’ve included some tactics and ideas to help you complete your task of baking the best thunder cake on the first go.
Ingredients for Thunder Cake
- All-purpose flour: 2 ½ cup
- Cocoa powder: ½ cup
- Baking Soda ½ TSP
- Salt 1 TSP
- Shortening: 1 cup
- Eggs: 3
- Sugar: 1 ¾ cups
- Cold water: 1 cup
- Vanilla extract: 1 TSP
- Tomato puree: 1/3 cup
Ingredients to make Chocolate Frosting
- Cocoa powder: 4 TBSP
- Melted butter: 4 TBSP
- Powdered sugar: 2 cups
- hot water: 3 TBSP
- vanilla extract: 1 TBSP
This is everything you’ll need to make a delicious Thunder Cake. These ingredients may be found at your local store.
Directions to Make a Best Thunder Cake
- Take a large well-kept bowl, add in all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix all the dry ingredients and put them aside to add later on in the batter.
- Take another bowl, pour in the eggs white, and beat them with an electric mixer until stiff peaks are formed.
- To the bowl of wet ingredients, add a cup of shortening and mix it with an electric mixer.
- To this mixture, add three egg yolks and mix them. In the end, add a cup of cold water.
- Now, add a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Mix all ingredients until a smooth batter is formed.
- Next, add tomato puree and mix it again.
- Now, add all the dry ingredients and mix them until everything is well-combined.
- Once you are done with the batter, grease 8 and a half inch two baking pans with some butter.
- Then sprinkle in some flour and wipe off the extra flour.
- Finally, transfer the thunder cake batter into the baking pans.
- Then bake the cake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes.
- Meanwhile, the cake is baking, prepare an amazing chocolate frosting. To a neat and clean bowl, whisk together melted butter with sugar. Then add in the remaining ingredients and mix everything to form a perfect frosting.
- Then take out the cake from the oven. Let the cake cool down for 10 minutes.
- Then take the cake out of the pan and let them cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes until it gets cooled to room temperature.
- Finally, decorate the cake with creamy chocolate frosting.
- A delightful Thunder cake is ready to serve your friends and family.
Tips & Tricks for Thunder Cake Recipe
- Sift all the dry ingredients to make a perfectly smooth and lumps-free thunder cake batter.
- Don’t forget to scrape off the sides of the bowl while transferring the batter into the baking pans.
- Properly grease the sides and bottom of the pan for an easy release of the cake from the pan.
- Don’t take the cake out of the pan immediately after baking because the soft and fluffy cake will break. Allow the cake to rest for some time so that it can hold its shape.
Why is the texture of my cake so gummy?
You desire your mixture to be fully blended, but if your manual mixer or stand mixer is set too high, it will not only heat your ingredients, but it will also mix your dough too rapidly, causing your cake to have a hard, gummy texture.
How can I know if my cake is done properly?
Using a wooden skewer, prick the cake. If the cake still has gloppy bits on it when it comes out of the oven, it needs a bit more time in the oven. Return the cake to the oven and continue the process for another 4–5 minutes.
Place a layer of aluminum foil on top of the cake if the cake is starting to brown, but pieces of batter are still sticking to the skewer.
When it comes to baking powder vs. baking soda, what’s the difference?
Baking powder and baking soda aid in the rising of a cake. In addition to the air introduced during mixing, they enhance the number of air bubbles in the batter. Despite the fact that they do the same job, they should never be switched one for the other.
Should I measure using cups or scales?
Precision is key when it comes to baking. Your dough will become too crumbly, sticky, or firm if something is wrong. Even if you believe you can eyeball items, take the time to weigh them out with your scales.
Why isn’t my cake rising correctly?
Is your cake a hard mass that hasn’t risen? Check the baking soda’s expiration date. It won’t work correctly if it’s out of date.
Too much baking soda, on the other hand, causes the cake to rise too quickly and fall in on itself. Using too much baking powder has an unpleasant aftertaste.
Thunder Cake Nutritional Facts
Have a look at the nutritional analysis of Thunder cake.
- Calories: 200
- Carbohydrates: 27g
- Protein: 10g
- Fats: 10g
This cake takes only a few minutes to bake and is ready in less than 30 minutes. Don’t skip adding pureed tomatoes if you want a perfect Thunder cake flavor.
If you admire the recipe, give it a try, and you won’t regret making it at home.
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