Make & Freeze Tikka Nuggets Fried and Air Fried

Tried and tested Make and Freeze Tikka Nuggets from scratch both fried and air fried methods. Guess what! .. Air fried was better in our blindfolded test. #HappyCookingToYou #FoodFusion

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-Boneless chicken cubes 1 kg

-Paprika powder 1 tbs

-Dhania powder (Coriander powder) 2 tsp

-Haldi powder (Turmeric powder) ½ tsp

-Namak (Salt) 1 tbs or to taste

-Lal mirch powder (Red chilli powder) ½ tbs or to taste

-Zeera powder (Cumin powder) 1 tbs

-Adrak (Ginger) crushed 1 tbs

-Lehsan (Garlic) crushed 1 tbs

-Mustard paste 2 tbs

-Lemon juice 3 tbs

-Hara dhania (Fresh coriander) 2 tbs

-Podina (Mint leaves) 2 tbs

-Maida (All-purpose flour) ½ Cup

-Cornflour 1/3 Cup

-Tikka masala 1 & ½ tbs

-Namak (Salt) ½ tsp or to taste

-Orange food color ¼ tsp or as required

-Anday (Eggs) 2

-Water ½ Cup or as required

-Breadcrumbs 1 Cup or as required

-Cooking oil for frying

-Olive oil



-In a chopper,add chicken,paprika powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder,salt,red chilli powder, cumin powder,ginger,garlic,mustard paste,lemon juice,fresh coriander,mint leaves & chop until well combined.

-On 10 x 12 inch baking tray (lined with cling film),add prepared mixture and set evenly with the help of greased hands & spatula,cover with cling film & freeze for 6-8 hours.

-In a bowl,add all-purpose flour,cornflour,tikka masala,salt,orange food color & mix well.

-Add eggs,water,whisk until well combined & set aside.

-Take out from freezer,remove from tray & cut into pieces (1.5 x 2 inch).

-Now dip nuggets into prepared flour batter & coat with breadcrumbs (makes 40).

-Can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2-3 months in freezer.

Option # 1: Deep Fry

-In frying pan,heat cooking oil (150-160C) and deep fry on low flame until golden brown.

Option # 2: Air Fry

-Spray olive oil on both sides of nuggets & air fry at 180C for 10-12 minutes.

-Serve with tomato ketchup!

Note: Don’t thaw before frying.


Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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