Monday, September 19, 2016

Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken Recipe
Tandoori Chicken - This mouthwatering delicious chicken is well known as Tandoori chicken or Murgh chicken. Murgh means chicken and tandoor is a clay oven, in which the spice and yogurt marinated chicken is grilled. The Indian classic Tandoori Chicken is actually very easy to make at home in the oven.

  • Chicken - 8 pieces of chicken leg
  • Olive oil - for Brushing on top
  • Chat Masala - for Sprinkling on top
  • Coriander leaves - for garnish
For First Marination:
  • Chilli Powder - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Lemon Juice - 2 to 3 tbsp
For Second Marination:
  • Thick Yogurt - 1 cup
  • Chilli Powder - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Powder - 2 tbsp
  • Cumin Powder - 2 tsp
  • Black Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
  • Red Food color- a pinch (optional)
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  • Kasoori Methi Leaves - 1 tbsp


1. Add chilli powder, salt and lemon juice in a small bowl. Keep aside.

2. Take chicken and make deep slits on them. Add salt, chilli powder and lemon juice mixture in slits. First marination is done. Leave this aside for 30 mins.

3. In a bowl take yogurt, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric, black pepper powder, garam masala powder, ginger garlic paste, red food color, salt, kasoori methi leaves and mix well. Pour this over the marinated chicken and mix well.

4. Leave this to marinate for 6 hours or overnight in refrigerator.

5. Next day, remove it and let it come to room temp.

6. Preheat oven to 320 Degree F.

7. Now place the chicken over a foil lined baking tray and put it in oven for 15 mins, remove it and flip over, apply leftover marination over it if you have any and bake it for 15 more mins.

8. Now remove it from oven, apply olive oil all over it and bake it for 10 -15 more mins or until chicken is done from all sides.

9. Now remove it and set aside. Mean time, increase the oven temp to 350 degree F and set the mode to grill or broil.

10. Place the tray near to the grill and cook it for 5 mins till you see some black spots over the chicken.

11. Remove it from oven, give a final glaze with olive oil and sprinkle some chat masala over it and garnish with coriander leaves.

12. Serve hot with mint chutney or green chutney.

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