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Tikka Marinade

Tikka Marinade

One of the classics marinades used for many meats and dish's,

Many restaurants  are now replacing chicken with chicken tikka so its useful to have some of this marinade to hand.
Many dish's can be boosted by adding a teaspoon of the marinade into the sauce during cooking, this adds extra depth to the final dish.

As the recipe contains natural yogurt this marinade will not keep forever but to extend its life always store in a fridge. Only make in small quantities because of the short shelf life.

Some restaurants add yellow or red food colouring to make it brighter, this has no effect on the final flavour but if your prefer the bright / deeper colour use the powdered version and add little by little as it can overpower even in small amounts.


Prep time: under 5 minutes



Enough for 2 good sized chicken breasts. 

½ teaspoon Garam Marsala
½ teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon mint sauce
1 teaspoon of mix powder
1 teaspoon chilli powder (or more to taste)
1 teaspoon fresh garlic / ginger paste
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon Lemon juice (1/2 a fresh lemon)
100 ml plain natural Yogurt


Mix thoroughly all ingredients into a paste with either a fork or a whisk so its ready for coating your meat and place in a fridge to allow the flavours to soak into the meat.

Best if left overnight but can be used sooner.