Friday, September 4, 2015

Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken or Grilled Chicken is a yummy North Indian chicken delicacy served as a starter/appetizer. Tandoori chicken tastes yummy and tender because of the flavourful and spicy marinade. Traditionally, tandoori chicken gets grilled in Tandoor (clay oven). However, I don't have one, so I use the regular oven in my kitchen. This recipe was shared by one of my friend and believe me, this tastes as good as the restaurant one. So, like I did, you also give this recipe a try in your kitchen with "Flavors of Sneha's Kitchen".

4 whole chicken leg piece
Tandoori Chicken
1/2 cup of hung yogurt
1 tbsp of roasted cumin powder
2 tbsp of kashmiri red chilli powder
1 tbsp of coriander powder
1 tbsp of tandoori chicken masala
1 tbsp of ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
1 tsp of garam masala powder
1/2 tsp of chaat masala powder
2 tbsp of ghee/oil
Juice of one big lemon
Salt as per taste

  • Wash and pat dry the chicken legs. Make some random slits so that marination and go inside the chicken.
  • In a bowl, mix the ginger-garlic paste, salt, 1 tbsp of red chilli powder and lemon juice. Nicely marinate the chicken in this and keep it aside for 10-15 minutes.
  • Now, for the second marination, mix yogurt, little bit of salt and all other spices in a mixing bowl. Put this marination nicely on chicken and rub inside the slits you made. Keep this marinated chicken in refrigerator for minimum 4 hrs. For better result let this marinate overnight.
  • Now 2 hrs prior to grilling, mix the ghee in chicken. This helps to keep the chicken moist.
  • Preheat the oven at 420C and bake the chicken for 20 minutes both sides. Once cooked, brush some ghee on both sides and broil for 3-4 mnts each side.
  • Take it out from the oven and sprinkle some chaat masala. Serve with mint chutney.  

Note: To make the chicken even more spicy you may use the regular chilli powder rather than using kashmiri red chilli powder. You can also use pinch of food color to give this dish a vibrant color. To make the grilling easy in oven, you can directly place the leg pieces on oven rack and place a baking tray covered with aluminium foil on lower rack of the oven to catch the extra drippings. This way, your oven will be less dirty and grilling the chicken will be easier.


  1. Amazinggg๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ
    Thanxx much for sharing Useful tips..& Superr Duperr recipe...๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘

  2. Amazinggg๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ
    Thanxx much for sharing Useful tips..& Superr Duperr recipe...๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘

  3. The pleasure is all mine..Do try and don't forget to share the feedback and pics..


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