Thursday, June 4, 2015

Tandoori Chicken

I know you must be thinking I recently posted whole roasted Tandoori Chicken then what is new now all of a sudden. Well this one is a easier, prettier and less messier fusion version. The skin is so crisp it was like biting into a cracker and the meat inside is succulent and juicy. Simply to die for is my girly's verdict.

This is a modified version of tandoori chicken recipe given by Mrs Fatema Talwala. She has made it in the gas tandoor and the result is just amazing.I don't have a tandoor hence tried in the oven and I believe I have reached almost there.
If you cook Indian food once in a while at least then u most likely have all the ingredients required for the recipe in the pantry, tandoori masala is the only spice mix u might need which is easily available in the Indian grocery stores. (Check for expiry date on the pack for sure)

Here is the whole chicken tandoori style in case u missed it.
Pic blurry ! sorry about that ...the look and aroma of the chicken was really unbearable that I just had to put the camera down and dig in :))

Chicken - 4 large thigh pieces (bone in skin on pieces)
Corn flour - 1-2 tsp for dusting
For marinade:
Ginger paste - tsp
Garlic paste -1 tsp
Chili powder- 1 tsp
Kashmiri chili powder-1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Tandoori BBQ  masala - 1 tsp (#MDH brand)
Tomato ketchup - 1 tsp
Red hot wings sauce - 1 tsp (Frank's brand)
Soya sauce - 1tsp
Lime juice - of 1 lime
Thick yogurt - 1 tbsp
Olive oil - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

1.Wash the chicken well. Mix all the ingredients and marinate the chicken pieces and rub it well. Refrigerate it for 8-12 hours.
2.Remove from fridge atleast and hour before grilling to bring it to room temperature.
3.Prepare the baking dish with aluminium foil and keep a drip tray on top and keep the chicken pieces with skin over it so the fat present on the meat can melt and drip off. Sprinkle corn flour on top of each piece.
4.Preheat oven at 400 F bake for 40 minutes-50 minutes until the top turns crisp.Brush olive oil in between if required only as it is already added while marinating.  After first 20 minutes turn pieces with tongs sprinkle cornflour. Discard the fat collecting at the bottom in between or it will start blackening and burning at the bottom so take care if your fire alarm is sensitive. Turn the pieces last 5 minutes back to top upward so it browns well.
5. Leave it in the oven even after switching off for another 10 minutes if you like dry crispy chicken on the outside and succulent juicy inside.
Serve along with salad, flat bread like chapatti or naan mint coriander chutney or cucumber raita etc.

Hope you like it.

Here are more chicken recipes from  Food Network friends:


  1. Loved the new header and social media icons.By the way tandoori chicken look so crispy ..

  2. yes really easy and crispy, once i get an oven, i'll definitely give a try to this one...

  3. So loveable. I just can feel the crisp.

  4. mouthwatering one,looks crispy and delicious..adipoli presentation esp the first one :)

  5. Looks mouthwatering dear..feel like digging in right now :)

  6. it indeed looks so crisp and delicious....This is so perfect for a friday night dinner

  7. uf header pinneyum really work on it eh...tandoori chicken looks so yummy and delicious..bookmarked :)

  8. Looks crisp and delicious!! Tandoori chicken is my family favorite :)

  9. Tandoori chicken looks delicious and crispy yumm

  10. fresh look.... header , social buttons.. looks good...
    lovely styling of the dish too


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