Chicken Tikka OR Chicken Tandoori: A comparative study
People who love Mughlai delicacies are familiar with chicken tikka and chicken tandoori. Both the tender chicken dishes with distinct aroma have one similarity and that is, they are cooked in special ovens made of clay known as tandoor.
However if we compare the two grilled appetizers, they have a host of dissimilarities which we are unaware of. Let’s make a comparative study of the popular culinary delights.
Chicken Tikka OR Chicken Tandoori
The main ingredients used for preparing chicken tikka includes salt, lemon juice, plain yogurt, garlic cloves, and others.
The main ingredients used for preparing chicken tandoori includes Greek yogurt, red chili powder, garam masala, pepper powder, coriander powder, ginger-garlic paste.
Chicken Portions Required
Chicken tikka requires skinless and boneless chunks of chicken necessarily taken from breast.
On the other hand, chicken tandoori can be made with both half and full chicken. Most of the time, legs, breasts, and wings are used for preparing tandoori. The delicacy is not boneless.
In chicken tikka, boneless chunks are smeared in yogurt, lemon juice, and spices. They are then put on skewers for grilling until tender and cooked enough.
On the other hand, chicken tandoori can be prepared by coating the chicken slices with spices. Then they are marinated in a mixture of red chili paste, ginger garlic paste, chaat masala, tandoor masala, oil, curd, lemon juice, and salt. Then the slices are put on a griller or tandoor and heated around a temperature of 250-300 degrees centigrade.
Chicken tikka needs 25 minutes to get cooked on a skewer.
Chicken Tandoori requires 40 minutes to get tender and fully prepared on a griller.
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