I love to have a couple of chicken starter recipes handy. This is one meat which everyone at home eats without a fuss and I can serve it as a starter or as a side dish, as needed. And if at all there are leftovers, they also make a great filling for sandwiches and rolls.

What I love about this Hariyali Chicken Tikka recipe is that the marinade for this can be prepared really easily in the mixie. If I have to make this for lunch or dinner, I prepare the marinade early morning and marinate the chicken and keep it refrigerated. Sometimes, we prefer to skip carbs for dinner. So I make these Hariyali Chicken Tikkas which we have along with a salad and the same also goes as a filling in a roll for the kids. So dinner for the entire family is taken care of with very little prep work!

These tikkas taste a lot like the coriander-mint chutney as those are the main ingredients in the marinade. So instead of serving this with more green chutney, you can always serve it with a hung curd dip, which compliments this perfectly.

Hariyali Chicken Tikka

Course: StartersCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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Hariyali Chicken Tikka is a great chicken starter, flavoured with mint and coriander. These spicy, tangy tikkas are easy to make and delicious.


  • Boneless Chicken – 500 gms, cut into cubes

  • Coriander leaves – 1 cup

  • Mint leaves – 1 cup

  • Green chilli – 1 or 2

  • Garlic – 3-4 cloves

  • Ginger – 1/2-inch piece

  • Curd – ¼ cup

  • Salt – ½-¾ tsp

  • Chilli powder – ½ tsp

  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp

  • Garam Masala powder – ½ tsp

  • Cumin powder – ½ tsp

  • Amchur powder – 1/2 tsp


  • Add the coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chilli, garlic, ginger, curd, salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, cumin powder and amchur powder to the mixie jar and grind well.
  • Add the ground marinade to the chicken cubes and marinate for a couple of hours.
  • Heat oil in a grill pan or tawa and grill this evenly till chicken in cooked properly. Serve hot with mint chutney.

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