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Friday, July 3, 2009

Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken
This is an authenticate Indian Tandoori Chicken Recipe. Quite simple to prepare and less oil food. Try It!


Chicken Drumsticks and Thighs- 8
Ginger and Garlic Paste- 3 tbsp
Thick Curd- 50 gms
Garam Masala Powder- 2 tbsp
Red Chilly Powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Turmeric- 1/4 tsp
Pepper Powder- 1/2tsp
Red food colour- few pinch
Salt- 1 1/2 tsp
Mace- 1/2 tsp
Nutmeg- 1/2 tsp
Juice of Lemon- 2 nos
Oil- 50 gms

Sliced onion rings, tomato and quartered lemon to garnish

Tandoori Chicken

Clean and wash chicken and make slits on the chicken with knife.
Mix lemon juice, turmeric powder and 1/2 tsp salt. Rub it on the chicken pieces.
In a small bowl mix well ginger and garlic paste, curd, garam masala, red chilly powder, pepper powder, mace powder, nutmeg powder, red colour and salt.
Apply this mixed masala on chicken and allow chicken to marinate in masala for 15 mins.
Pre heat oven or grill at 350 f, place the marinaded chicken pieces on a baking tray and brush chicken pieces with some oil. Place the tray in the center rack of the oven.
Cook the chicken pieces for 8-10 mins, turn the chicken pieces on otherside down and brush with some more oil. Cook for another 5 mins until all sides are cooked and browned well.
Serve with Sliced onions, tomatoes and lemon.


Padma said...

Tandoori chicken looks great and has turned out perfect... can make out in the photo itself everyone ready to have immediately after the click :)

The Indians Abroad said...

looks yummi Mye! One of the popular non-veg dish in Indian continent...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a great recipe! I will try this one out tonight!!

s. stockwell said...

We love any Indian food and Tandoori is a favorite. We just wish we have a real oven? Thank you for the recipe. best, s

HK said...

Hi mye..
You are doing a great job...
I have tried most of your recipes & everything turned out very well...
i tried this tandoori chicken.. it was great but i had the problem of chicken oozing out water...
how to prevent it????

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Hi HK, thank you for trying out my recipes and for your valuable feedback. The reason for chicken oozing water is because it's so juicy. Normally while cooking chicken in Tandoori oven the juice drips on the coal and evaporates. But while cooking in conventional oven the juice drips in the oven tray. You can try using oven safe grill rack over oven tray. The oven tray collects those drippings and chicken on grill stays little dry.