Chicken n Veg Tikka- Tortilla Wraps

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I love to cook and guess that’s why am a food blogger. But more than cooking I love chatting and guess that’s pretty much evident in my blog posts too. Whenever I invite friends over meal I prefer to cook and arrange everything beforehand. Be it the food, the decoration, the utensils, the starter…I prefer to plan and arrange everything before my guest’s arrival. That way I get plenty of time to talk and catch up with and also I don’t have make several trips to the kitchen to pull a spoon from here or a plate from there. But the whole scheduling goes haywire if guests come without or with a very short notice. That way Hubby loves to taste me. For instance once just after our marriage he invited two of his friends with family for dinner. Then on another occasion when entire cooking for the day was done, he remembered to update that he had invited two of his childhood friends for lunch. The problem with such occasions is not ingredients as I always have a well-stacked pantry but it’s the time crunch that puzzled me.  Initially it freaked me out but with time and experience I have learnt to keep cool. These days I don’t go overboard and slave over in the kitchen chopping, grinding and cooking three-course meal with an eye fixed on the clock, rather settle for some elegant one-dish meal with an easy dessert to finish off the dinner. It provides me ample amount of time to spend quality time with friends.

A couple of weeks back at about 12 in the noon I got a call from Hubby informing that a very dear friend of ours was coming over to spend the night with us. They were going somewhere else and due to sudden cancellation had to stay with us as a stopover.  I was delighted, as they are the people whose company we enjoy and can relate to them in different levels. But then again a small gathering like this needed some food too and with Hubby in the office I had to make do on whatever I had in hand. Luckily for me previous night I freezed my first Ice Cream (recipe coming next) so dessert was done, the only worry was the meal. I decided to make my never failing chicken and veg tikkas with some whole-wheat tortillas for main meal and some Root vegetable soup as starter. Which are easy and needs minimum supervision. Thus gave Hubby a call to bring some fresh salad leaves, mushrooms and curd, and when the baby took his afternoon nap I ground the spice, marinated the chicken, chopped the veggies for soup, pressure-cooked and pureed them and made the green chutney with home grown mint and coriander. Everything was done under a little more than ½ an hour. Then I tidied up the guest room and was all set to have a gala evening. Just before dinnertime grilled the chicken for 30-45 minutes under the timer, without any supervision. In the meantime kneaded the dough and while cooking the tortillas on one burner, quickly heated the soup with onion, garlic and seasoning on another. Hubby washed and made the salad. The friends were glad to have such a lavish yet light spread. With a lively conversation and good company I was happy to spend a pleasant evening with them. La vie est belle! Life is Beautiful!
Chicken and Veg Tikka
Boneless Chicken pieces: 500 gms; cut into bite size pieces
Capsicum: 1 large
Firm ripe tomato: 2 medium
Onion: 1 big
Mushroom: ½ cup
Lemon juice: 1/2 tbsp

For the marinade:
Hung curd: ¾ cup
Onion: 1 big
Garlic: 8 fat cloves
Ginger: 2” piece
Black pepper: 1 tsp
Sattu/ Chatu: 11/2 tbsp (or substitute with dry roasted besan/chickpea flour)
Red Chili powder: 11/2 tsp
Ajwain: ½ tsp
Oil/ghee: 1 tbsp (I use either mustard oil or pure ghee)
Red food colour (optional): a pinch
a pinch of mustard (optional) but I like the little heat
salt; as per taste

Wash the chicken pieces and then put them on kitchen paper to soak the excess water. Once they are dry mix in the lemon juice and a pinch of salt. keep aside for 10-15 minutes.

Grind everything under the marinade and make a coarse paste. Pour ½ of the marinade over the  chicken pieces and mix well to coat everything well. Cover and freeze for minimum 2 hours.

The vegetables don’t need much marination time. Just before mealtime soak them in the spice mix for 15 minutes.

Preheat oven at 225C.

Take a wooden skewer and arrange the vegetables and chicken pieces according to your preference. Baste with melted butter or ghee.

Line an oven safe tray with aluminum foil. Place the skewers over it and with another piece of foil wrap them to make a packet. This helps to cook the chicken pieces without drying them too much.  .

Grill for 15 minutes and then remove the upper layer of foil to expose the skewers. Baste with ghee/butter and remaining marinade and grill for another 10 minutes.

Flip the skewers, baste and again grill them for 10 minutes or till they are cooked and a little charred.

Serve with salad, sauce and tortillas or in itself with sauce for a pleasant snack.

For the veggies especially mushroom. Don’t cover them with foil. Just grill for 5 minutes, baste, flip and grill for another 5 minutes. Enjoy with a final sprinkling of lemon juice.
(Makes 6 pieces)

Wholewheat flour (atta): 11/2 cups
Refined oil: 11/2 tsp
Baking powder: 1 tsp
Warm milk: ½ cup
Water: as required

Sieve the baking powder and flour and mix in the salt.

Pour in the shortening and rub to have coarse sand like texture. Mix in the warm milk and water. Knead on a floured surface to have soft and firm dough.

Cover with cling film and keep aside until used. If you intend to use it hours later, keep it in the freeze.

10 minutes before making the tortillas make small balls, smoothen them by rolling in your palms and again cover and let it rest for 10 minutes.

Roll out in uniform thickness to a circle.

Cook on tawa or pan for a minute on each side. Keep covered.

Serve hot with spicy Tikka, salad and sauce.

Fresh Lettuce

Was and cut the lettuce in big chinks.
Peel and cut cucumber and onion in half moon shape.
Serve with the tortilla and tikka.

Final Assembly

Serve the Tikka pieces with Tortilla, green chutney, tomato sauce, fresh salad, lemon wedges, salt and pepper powder. you could also include some finely chopped green chilies.

Take a tortilla place some salad, chicken tikka pieces, green chutney and sauce. Sprinkle some salt and pepper powder. squeeze some lemon juice.
Roll and enjoy your wraps.


Sending this to Umm Mymoonah's Iftar Moments; Hijri 1431 at Taste of Pearl City.

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  1. Darun dekhte lagche tikka gulo ... perfect dinner. :-)

  2. Thats too quick, thanks a lot Sharmila. and it tasted great too.

  3. Drooling over your snaps ... Awesome !!! Making me too hungry in real sense.

  4. Wow perfect wraps and tikka,gr8 dinner!

  5. Ami to chicken tikka mone hoye eyimni hi kheye nebo Sayantani, tortilla hok na hok lobh lagche dekhe:)..
    hugs and smiles

  6. wow what a perfect wrap n tikkas ...looks awesome ,i will try this in veggie version :)


  7. Thos home made tortillas just look awesome and the chicken tikka delicious.

    I bet the guest were might pleased.

  8. looks awesome! love it - i will try it soon...

  9. wow such a beautiful and tempting wraps,tikka and chutney over it,can imagine the taste...really felt like having it yum

  10. that's a lavish spread in such a short time.. the wraps look so well made.. loved the color of the tikkas..i also totally identify with preparing the dish in advance rather than running around in the kitchen when the guests have arrived.. homemade tortillas came out awesome ..

  11. You have already said it after preparation of the Tikka. It is nothing less than culinary heaven. Phataphati Hoyeche.


    Hamaree Rasoi

  12. hmm..homemade tortilla and that too with wheat flour..looks very healthy and that color of tikka masala...yumm...nothing can be beat this awesome meal...

  13. That looks awesome for a quick and easy dinner, anyone would be pleased with that :)

  14. OMG!! You took only 1.5 - 2 hrs for preparing that delicious spread!!! Great job!!

    Lovely wraps and those home - made tortillas look perfect!! Am drooling here..

  15. Very pretty! That's how I categorize food. I am sure the tikkas taste great with the tortillas too. What pesto/chutney is that?

  16. Thanks everyone

    @Pree, that homemade green chutney with homegrown (not a prerequisite though) mint and coriander leaves. will share the recipe in my next post.

  17. Mouthwatering tikka n wraps..gr8 pics

  18. Droolworthy wraps, makes me hungry...tortillas looks incredible..

  19. Absolutey amazing arrangement.

  20. Wow, that looks absolutely tempting. lovely tikka - I have ever seen...loved those wraps to the core...wish I lived somewhere close to ur house:)

  21. definitely an impressive spread that too in a short notice... awesome chicken tikka and wraps

  22. The wraps looks so delicious and tempting.

  23. Dear Sayantani
    Thats a great spread in such short time..and marinade is very good. From the day one, I started following your blog I knew how good you were at arranging things..thats an art more difficult than cooking ..
    I am convinced that you can arrange delicious food in a very short notice. But I will not take any chance. When we visit Bangalore, you will get a long notice...
    Bhalo theko

  24. oh wow!!! looks awesome...i m hungry for some now...

  25. OMG cant be more perfect than this !! Looks so tempting :) Perfect dinner !!


  26. can't agree's heaven on plate :-) such a wonderful spread Sayantani

  27. What appetizing wraps,love the tikka filling :D

  28. wow how nicely u r presenting thedish looks so delicious.. confused whether the pic from some restaurant.. goodd

  29. Love those spicy Chicken Tikka and the meal.

  30. OMG!!!!!! perfect wraps.. well explained ....yummy.. luks delicious
    first time here .. u have a lovely space and good collection of recipes.. happy to follow u ...if u find time do visit my blog

  31. tht looks simply irrestible and mouthwatering......mmmmm..delicious...wonderful wonderful presentaion...

  32. This looks absolutely delicious!! Great recipe!!

  33. This is a lovely dish. Looks nice and delicious.

  34. hi satayani ...
    pls do send me across ur entry!!
    tortilla's do come under flat breads....

  35. i am drooling over your pics! chicken tikkas in a wrap are one of my favorites.

  36. Yummy and perfect looking wraps. Looks soo delicious and inviting. Love the recipe.

  37. Yum..the second wrap recipe I am seeing today and am already craving for it..shall try out the veggie version though!!!

  38. awesome wraps......first time in ur blog.......happy to follow u......

  39. Tikka gulo darun dekhte hoeche, Sayantani..tomat anek gulo post miss karechi..aajkal aar ekdom samay dite pari na blogging aar blog hopping er janya, very sad for me, but family comes first..any way, time kare sab porbo ese ese...kato sab darun post korecho

  40. Dear Syantani,
    Stumbled upon ur yummilicous page...whilst browsing for Bengali macher jhol. U hv a yummy spread here..infact once Ushnishji also recommended ur page for Bong recipes..thks to him.
    Totally agree wit u...I too like to wind up my cooking so as to spend as much time as possible wit fnds. Liked these tortilla wraps...n those tikkas r just irresistable.
    Following u, will be bk.
    BTW a foodie n blogger fm down under.

  41. Hey Sayantani, there is an award waiting 4 you in my blog dear , plz come n collect it :-)

  42. HYan re bhaloi achhi....chole jachhe..tor recipe gulo fatafati...couscous salad jedin post korechhish sedin i baniyechhi...aar tikka ta je ki tempting dekhte hoechhe ki bolbo....tora kamon achhish sab...??

  43. Lovely inviting platter , loved the kathi rolls too.

    i prefer making such meals for friends too as it is the taste which matters apart from the time you spend together and nothing should come between that...

  44. Great recipe.Perfect for the event!

  45. Perfect wraps,really appetizing...beautiful clicks


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  47. Hey! Your love for food is clearly visible in your blog. I am definitely going to add these chicken wraps in my menu for tomorrow’s house party. I will prepare this mouth – watering Chicken Tortilla wraps alongside authentic tandoori chicken .


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