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Ketchup Chicken Recipe (Tikka Flavor)

This chicken is usually served before biryani or pulao in bohra cuisine.  Taste yummy every time. T
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bohra Cuisine, Bohra Recipes
Keyword Bohra chicken, Red chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 553kcal


The spice mix and sauces have added salt so do not add any extra salt.


    • 1 kg whole skinless chicken
    • 5 tablespoons Chicken Tikka Spice Mix
    • 2 tablespoons ginger garlic paste
    • 4 tablespoons yogurt
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoon lemon juice


    • ½ cup tomato ketchup
    • ¼ cup chilli garlic sauce
    • 1 cup cream
    • ¼ cup boiled macaroni optional
    • ¾ cup steamed assorted vegetable (carrot, capsicum, potato)


    • 2 tablespoons oil
    • ¼ teaspoon cumin
    • 5-6 round button red chillies

    Smoke (Optional)

    • 2 inch piece of charcoal optional, if smoking
    • few drops of oil


    • 1 boiled egg for garnish
    • handful fresh coriander
    • 1 packet Slims chips (potato sticks)
    • 3-4 Salad leaves



    • Wash and dry chicken with a napkin. Make deep cuts and poke chicken all around with fork.
    • Mix all ingredients of marination and cover the chicken thoroughly with it.
    • Marinate overnight in the fridge.


    • Next day cook chicken for 20 minutes or until done. Sear (bhunna) the chicken for few minutes on high flame. Your chicken is ready.
    • Mix all ingredient of sauce in a bowl. Pour the sauce on the chicken and mix. You may add pasta if using. Cover the chicken cook for a few minutes.
    • Steam vegetables and add to the chicken. You can also smoke this chicken at this stage with a piece of red-hot coal and few drops of oil.
    • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin, and red chilli. Let red chillies turn dark then pour tempering over the chicken.
    • Serve with garnishing of your choice.


    • Chicken: 1 kg to 1.25 kg skinless whole chicken works best for ketchup Chicken. Because the flesh of a smaller bird is tender and cooks quickly. If getting a live hen from the slaughterhouse, a chicken weighing around 1.5 kg to 1.75 kg.
    • Tikka masala: This is an Indian spice mix that is easily available online and in Indian stores. You can substitute it with tandoori masala or even Indian curry powder.
    • Ketchup: This ingredient bring a lot of flavor. Use Heiz or Knorr ketchup.
    • Chili garlic sauce: It is a spicier garlicky version of ketchup. You can substitute it with more ketchup and extra garlic.
    • Ingredients of tempering are whole cumin and button red chilies. But you may use any dried red chili.
    • Veggies to accompany: Most common veggies that are added are boiled potato, carrot, capsicum.
    • The chicken is almost always served on the bed of salad leaves.
    • Pasta of any shape also makes an attractive addition for kids.


    Serving: 1leg piece | Calories: 553kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 208mg | Sodium: 1000mg | Potassium: 667mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2794IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 2mg