Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Tandoori chicken recipe

Tandoori chicken is traditionally made in tandoor - a clay oven but it taste equally great if baked or broiled with a tantalizing  marinade .lets have a look at the ingredients :
For 3 servings:

  •  chicken -3 piece (leg and thigh)
  • turmeric- half a tsp 
  • salt and pepper -as per taste
  • freshly ground ginger garlic paste - 1 tbs
For the marinade:
  • 1 cup thick yogurt(greek yogurt will work best)
  • 3 tsp of tandoori masala powder(click tandoori masala  for a easy recipe)
  • salt as per taste 
  • red food color 
Recipe :

Preparing the chicken
  • start by gashing the bird for the penetration of marinade.
  • coat the meat with 1 tsp of turmeric and wash well.The anti bacterial properties of turmeric helps sanitize
  • season with salt and pepper powder rubbing it well on the chicken
  • add ginger garlic paste and massage it into the meat
preparing the marinade
  • In one cup of yogurt add 3 tsp of tandoori masala powder 
  • add salt as per taste keeping in mind that the chicken is already been seasoned .
  • add 3 drops of red food color and whisk every thing well
  • pour the marinade over the meat and coat thoroughly.
  • refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hrs or overnight .
Cook the chicken pieces for 30- 40 min on broil and serve with your favorite side dish .

Here is a quick video tutorial:

  1. This recipe is perfect for freezing in ziplock bags for... those lazy nights .
  2. adjust the heat by reducing the pepper powder while seasoning as the tandoori masala will be hot.
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