Sunday, July 7, 2013

Kandhari Murgh Tikka قندھاری مرغ تکہ

Kandhari Murgh Tikka is a famous BBQ dish from the famous city of Afghanistan. Kandahar city is famous for its good quality and sweet taste pomegranate (anar). Pomegranate juice or dehydrated pomegranate seeds (Anardana) is the main ingredient of this dish.

Kandhari Murgh Tikka   قندھاری مرغ تکہ
Kandhari Murgh Tikka   قندھاری مرغ تکہ

  • Boneless chicken cubes   1/2 kg
  • Butter for dripping during grilling
  • Pomegranate seed dehydrated (anardana) crushed 1tablespoon
  •   if fresh juice is available us 2-3 tablespoon instead of anardana
  • Yoghurt beaten 1/4 cup
  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Red Chillies powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds powder 1 teaspoon
  • Ajwain powder 1/4 teaspoon
  • Black salt 1/4 teaspoon


  • Add anardana, ginger garlic paste and spices to the yoghurt and make a paste.
  • Apply this paste to the chicken pieces and keep in cool place for 2 hours.
  • Insert marinated chicken pieces on skewers (seekhs) or pre-soaked wooden skewers.
  • Grill over charcoal fire till chicken pieces are tender.
  • Drip melted butter on chicken pieces during grilling.
  • Delicious Kadhari Murgh Tikka is ready.
  • Serve with fresh coriander mint raita and Kandhari Naan.