Tandoori Chicken


Tandoori chicken is one of India’s most popular dishes. Tandoori chicken is originated from Mughals and now widely known as part of Punjabi cuisine famous for its wide range of tandoor recipes .This particular dish has a nice blend of sour curd/yogurt and masala blended well in the chicken when marinated. The spice mixture gives this crisp nice taste to the chicken. All of its work goes into how we marinate and how we cook them. If anything goes wrong it’s not less than a disaster. After many trails I have settled with this recipe of my own and all the trails r good but something is missing the perfect one I found in restaurants. I don’t say mine is ultimate but I got what I desired. And it’s the taste I loved in the restaurants in Hyderabad famous for its Nawabi Cuisine.

For more information about tandoor chicken click here.

Preparation time: 10mins

Cooking time: 45mins

Ingredients:

Chicken (drumsticks)………………….6 (make horizontal slits on the chicken pieces)

Yogurt……………………………………….2cups

Ginger-garlic paste………………….11/2 tbsp

Red chili powder………………………2tbsp

Garam masala…………………………2tbsp

Coriander powder…………………….1tbsp

Cumin powder…………………………1tbsp

Red food colour…………………………pinch

Lime juice …………………………………1tbsp

Oil ………………………………………….to grease the pan

Method:

  1. Clean and wash the chicken and cut slits horizontally.
  2. In a bowl add the clean chicken and mix all the ingredients till blended well into the chicken.
  3. Cover the bowl and refrigerate it for 4 hours.
  4. Now preheat the oven to 350F and grease the pan with oil.
  5. Place the chicken drumsticks on the pan and place them in the oven for 40-45mins till the chicken is cooked and crisp outside.

Note:

  1. The yogurt should be sour not fresh.
  2. Turn the chicken pieces once helps the chicken to be crisp on all sides.
  3. If corn flour is sprinkled on top of the drumsticks before keeping them in oven they taste better (this is optional).
  4. Will be better if u can use skewers by placing them on aluminum tray so that the chicken doesn’t touch anything may result as actual tandoor style. Next time I will try this way.


Look it’s gone my daughter couldn’t resist them. And yup it’s my daughter’s hand in the first picture.

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11 responses to this post.

  1. hmmmm yummy, i will do the same thing like ur daughter when seeing tandoori, difficult to resist them 😀

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  2. yummy tandoori chicken, no wonder it is going fast. I too make it, and the boys (my nephews) devour it within minutes!
    Great pics btw

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  3. Though I am a veggie…this looks very spicy and tempting.

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  4. OH YUM!! Looks like your kid wants to grab them quickly just like I do!!:D
    Looks great,thanks Ramya.
    Oh wait! She grabbed one already!Hahaha!!

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  5. Looks very Nice Ramya!!

    themistressofspices.wordpress.com

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  6. Looks very yummy…thanks for sharing…that picture with hand looks nice…ready to be eaten…

    Srivalli
    http://www.cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com

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  7. Hi Ramy
    Your tandoori chicken is also lokking yummy
    http://mykitchentreasures.blogspot.com/

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  8. Oh my! thats looks so yummy and mouthwatering, wonder how one can resist…
    thanks for sharing such wonderful recipe…have to try this soon!

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  9. Posted by Rumya on 1, February 12, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Chicken looks so good. Your recipe is easy to follow. I am going to try it tomorrow for sure. I can’t wait. Thanks.

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  10. Looks yummy….just like the ones from a hotel…

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  11. Wow your tandoori chicken really looks yummy! I want to have some

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