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Tandoori Chicken

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Tandoori Chicken is a popular Indian subcontinent dish where the chicken is marinated overnight in a spicy yogurt marinade and grilled or roasted. Typically served as an appetizer / starter, it is also a great party or evening snack option.

Tandoori Chicken

Chicken Breasts – 750 gms, cut into bite sized pieces
Green Chillies – 2 tsp, finely chopped
Red Chilli Powder – 1/4 tsp
Lemon Juice – 2 tblsp
Salt as per taste
Butter as required
Chaat Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander Leaves – few, chopped

For the Marinade:
Plain Yogurt – 1 cup
Garlic – 2 tsp, finely chopped or crushed
Ginger – 2 tsp
Oil – 2 tsp
Lemon Juice – 2 to 3 tsp
Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp

1. Mix the marinade ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Mix the green chillies, red chilli powder, lemon juice and salt.
3. Rub this all over the chicken and keep the chicken pieces in the fridge for 30 minutes.
4. Add the chicken pieces to the marinade bowl and mix until well coated with the marinade.
5. Keep aside for 6 to 8 hours.
6. Place the marinated chicken on a grill rack over a baking tray and baste with butter.
7. Place it in a preheated oven at 230C/450F and grill or roast for 15 minutes or until the chicken pieces are cooked and browned.
8. Remove and keep aside to cool.
9. Sprinkle the chaat masala powder and garnish with coriander leaves.
10. Serve with onion rings, lemon wedges, salad and mint coriander chutney.

image via flickr

Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.


E-World Cooking December 22, 2018 - 9:48 pm

One of my favorite dish ,I have tried it two times to follow your steps and get amazing taste,if you want to get more spicy use Kashmiri red chili powder it provide color as well as taste.Thanks for introducing this authentic dish Tandoori Chicken

nakul September 13, 2014 - 12:47 pm

nyc…..thnx 🙂

madhu September 16, 2009 - 5:41 am

thanks for the recipe…i m going to try it today

Satish September 27, 2008 - 3:57 am

Awesome…So simple…….Will definitely try it out…

kithi May 31, 2008 - 5:25 pm

Good work.. I would definitely try it out!

Thanks for the recipe… 🙂


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