Tikka

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ pounds Lobster -=OR=-
Chicken -=OR=-
Turkey -=OR=-
Lamb
½ teaspoon Ground black pepper
1 teaspoon Ground white cummin
½ teaspoon Ground ginger
8 ounces Onion; coarsely chopped
3 ounces Tomato paste
Salt to taste
½ teaspoon Mango powder (amchoor)
¼ teaspoon Red food colouring (opt)

SPICES

This is a great favourite. The real way to cook it is in a tandoor, but it is almost as good over charcoal and you can also use the grill (broiler). You can make them with any of the suggested ingredients shown above.

Discard any fat, skin or shell, then cube the meat. Make a puree in the blender, of the onion, tomato puree, salt and spices, adding a little water to help them blend together, if needed.

Put the meat/fish cubes into the puree, and work it in with your fingers. Cover the container with cling film and leave to marinate a minimum of four hours, overnight if possible.

Thread the meat on skewers and cook over charcoal grill.

Alternatively, you can cover the grill pan rack with foil, then place the individual tikkas on the foil and grill at a medium heat. Either way, cook for about 10-15 mins. Serve with a green salad, onion rings, lemon wedges, nan bread and tandoori chutney.

Recipe from Indian Restaurant Cookbook - Pat Chapman ISBN 0 86188 3780 Submitted By IAN HOARE On 05-06-95

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