Tandoori chicken is a popular Indian and Pakistan dish consisting of roasted chicken prepared with yogurt and spices. The name comes from the type of cylindrical clay oven, a tandoor, in which the dish is traditionally prepared.The chicken is marinated in yogurt and seasoned with the spice mixture.
Ingredients for Tandoori Chicken Recipe
- Chicken – 1 kg (i chicken cut in 4 pieces)
- Lemon juice – 1 lemon
- Chilli powder – 1 tsp
- Curd – ½ cup ( not too sour)
- Green chillies – 5-6
- Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tsp
- Garam masala – 1 tsp
- Oil – to rub on the chicken
- Salt – to taste
Procedure for preparing Tandoori Chicken Recipe
Wash and clean the chicken pieces and make long cuts on it, also take a fork and pierce it on every side so that the masala is well coated on the chicken.
Marinate the chicken pieces with lime juice, chilli powder and salt and keep aside for 3-4 hours.
Now in a mixer blend curd, garam masala, ginger garlic paste and green chillies to a smooth paste.
Marinate the chicken pieces with this paste and keep aside for 6-8 hours.
Once the chicken is marinated well preheat the oven and then rub the chicken pieces with some oil and place it in the oven. Now grill the chicken till tender and reddish-brown in colour for about 30-35 minutes, turn over the chicken pieces and grill for another 10 minutes . (please grill as per your oven functions as it is different in different ovens)
If you have a tandoor then grill in the tandoor for 20-25 minutes.
Serve hot with a dash of lime juice on it.
Note - you may use 1-2 drops of red colour. I do not use colour.