Chicken tikka is one of the most popular food dishes in South Africa and you can purchase countless delicious variations of
this grilled or oven baked (Tandoori) chicken dish all over Cape Town, Durban and many other places in the Country
The dish consists usually of skinless bitesized chicken pieces that have been marinated in a spicy yoghurt dressing and are first grilled and finally fried to become the integral part of an Indian style curry. Although the tandoori (oven) grilled Tikka chicken originates in India the masala version is regarded as an English food dish and has been voted to be one if not the most favorite food in England. However due to a large contingent of South Africans with Indian heritage the dish is as well very popular here.
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: at least 75 minutes
Resting time: 4 to 12 hours
Total time needed: at least 5 H 45 minutes
Grade of Difficulty: standard
This recipe was inspired by Aarti Sequeira you can find her recipe here
A bunny chow (hollowed bread) filled with Chicken tikka masala is a true South African food dish that originated in Durban.
Take of the heat and serve Chicken tikka masala hot with steamed rice, naan bread or in a typical South African bunny chow
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