Recipe

Tandoori Chicken

Description

This grilled chicken is a popular Punjabi snack that can be served with onion rings and a green chutney. The juicy and full of spice chicken pieces just fill you up with its delectable taste and makes this dish of Tandoori Chicken a must have snack at a dinner party with family or friends.

Prep: 05 mins

Cook: 01 hour

Recipe Serving: 4 to 6

Ingredients

  • 8 Large chicken pieces with skin (2 pieces breast, 2 pieces of thighs, a couple of wings) to taste oil
  • For the marinade:

  • 4 tsp red chilli paste
  • 3 tbsp ginger and garlic paste
  • 2 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 1/2 tsp tandoori masala
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 3 tbsp curd
  • to taste salt
  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
  • For the tandoori masala:

  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tbsp black peppercorns
  • 5 green cardamom
  • 3 brown cardamom
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 3/4 tsp turmeric

Instructions

    Prepare the marinade:

  • In a bowl add ginger and garlic paste, red chilli paste, chaat masala, tandoori masala, oil, curd, salt and lemon juice. Mix it well.
  • Rub the marinade on the chicken pieces, over the skin and underneath it. Make small gashes in the chicken pieces for the marinade to coat it nicely.
  • Marinate the chicken pieces for 30 minutes.
  • Char grill the chicken pieces on a griller or tandoor. Baste with oil at regular intervals.
  • Serve with lemon wedges and onion rings.
  • Prepare tandoori masala:

  • In a pan dry roast cinnamon, peppercorns, green cardamom, brown cardamom, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, cloves, bay leaf and turmeric powder.
  • In a mortar and pestle grind the dry roasted spices into a fine powder. Masala is ready.
  • If you are making it in an oven, the temperature needs to be around 250-300 degrees C.
  • Serve hot.