Sunday, November 24, 2013

Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori chicken is highly popular dish in Indian restaurant for all chicken lovers.if you want best authentic Tandoori chicken then you need to plan ahead. Chicken has to marinated for 6 to 8 hours And cover and refrigerate.keep the chicken outside for at least 30 minutes before cooking then only you can get remarkable result.I followed the recipe from vah chef and Sanjeev kapoor with a little modification.

  • Chicken-leg and drumsticks(even thigh or breasts pieces)-6 -7 pieces
First marination:
  • Chili powder-1/4 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste-1tsp
  • Lemon juice-2 tsp

Second marination:
  • Hung curd ( thick curd)-1cup
  • Ginger garlic paste-2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder-1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 2 tsp
  • Cumin powder-1 tsp
  • Kasoori methi -1 tsp
  • Red color- 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil- 2 to 3 tsp
  • For garnishing 
  • Butter or ghee -2 to 3 minutes
  • Lemon 
  • Onion
  • Coriander leaves
First wash and clean the chicken pieces and cut 3 or 4 deep slits on each pieces.
Mix all the ingredients listed on first marination and apply all over the pieces.
Cover and keep aside for half an hour.
Mix all the ingredients list on second marination except oil make a thick paste.
Apply all over the chicken pieces make sure to apply properly between all the slits.
Finally add oil all over the pieces.
Keep in the refrigerator for at least 6 to 8 hours.
Preheat oven to 425 degree F.
place chicken pieces in the tray or rack, once oven is hot put the pan in the oven.
cook for 12 to 15 minutes and turn around the pieces cook and for another15 minutes.
turn off the oven, apply some butter with the help of brush or spoon,
let the chicken rest for 10 minutes inside the oven.
Take out and garnish with coriander leaves,onions rings and squeeze some lemon.


  1. I am really hungry now .

    Event announcement : let's cook. For Christmas

  2. Can you pls. pass me the dish? Looks really yummy and delicious!

  3. I know that plate is for me perfectly done tandoori leg!

  4. Wow! I haven't tried chicken tandoori at home.. Will definitely try it Bhawna :-)

  5. Looks perfect ! Wonderful preparation....

  6. Yummy with double marination..lovely chicken. First time here..glad to follow you.
    Do visit my space when you get time.

  7. wow... looks absolutely awesome...

  8. this looks like from a restaurant!delicious!

  9. Great Pictures..Adding kasoori methi to marination is a great idea.. i'll try it for my paneer tikka..

  10. Wow that really inviting...too many competitor for that piece;) perfect dear..

  11. my favourite. drools....i also want 1 piece of that.

  12. Nice cliks n 2nd font was too cute..tempting chicken really..

  13. yummy tandoori chicken n tempting clicks :-)

  14. My hubby fav...Looks yummy and awesome

  15. Tandoori chicken looks awesome, right colour gives them quite rich appetizing look. Thanks for sharing

  16. I love Tandoori chicken. Or any chicken recipe. This looks great!


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