½ cup Sour Cream (non-dairy)
½ cup Cream Cheese (non-dairy)
4 tbsps. Ginger paste
4 tbsps. Garlic paste
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons black pepper (crushed)
2 teaspoons red chili powder (crushed)
2 teaspoons dry coriander powder
½ cup lemon juice
1 chicken (breast or thigh) skinless and cut into 2 inch chunks
¼ cup finely chopped fresh coriander leaves (to garnish)

Combine first nine ingridents in a mixer and blend well for five minutes. Pour mixture into a large bowl and add chicken. Mix well. Cover the bowl and refrigerate. Allow to marinate for at least four hours. Thread chicken onto skewers.

Preheat oven or grill to a medium high temperature (200 C/400F). Place the skewers on the grill or oven racks with a tray underneath to catch drippings. Roast until the chicken is browned on all sides and tender.

1. Will taste best when cooked on a grill with charcoal.
2. Squeeze fresh lemon on the chicken to serve.

The word tikka means bits, pieces, or chunks. Chicken tikka is an easy to cook dish in which chicken is marinated in special spices and then grilled on skewers. This is one of India’s most popular dishes.

DakShin Indian Bistro is certified kosher by OK Kosher Certification. It is Glatt Kosher, Chassidishe Shechita, Pas Yisroel and has a Mashgiach Temidi on premises. Located at 1154 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10065, (212) 355-4600.