Tandoori Chicken | How to make Tandoori Chicken

By Karuna Kumar  |  11th Mar 2016  |  
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  • Tandoori Chicken, How to make Tandoori Chicken
Tandoori Chickenby Karuna Kumar
  • Prep Time


    1 /4Hours
  • Cook Time


  • Serves





About Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Chicken marinated in yogurt, fragrant spices and grilled to perfection.

Tandoori Chicken, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Tandoori Chicken is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Karuna Kumar. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Tandoori Chicken is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Tandoori Chicken recipe by Karuna Kumar. Tandoori Chicken can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Tandoori Chicken just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Tandoori Chicken can serve 3 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Tandoori Chicken.

Tandoori Chicken

Ingredients to make Tandoori Chicken

  • Chicken legs - 4
  • Butter for basting
  • Chat masala to sprinkle
  • For 1st marinade
  • Kashmiri red chilli powder - 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • For second marinade
  • Yogurt (hung for 30 min) - 1&1/2 cup
  • Kashmiri red chilli powder - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1 tbsp
  • Kasuri methi - 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste (remember we have added salt in 1st marinade as well)

How to make Tandoori Chicken

  1. 1) Start by cleaning and washing the chicken well.
  2. 2) Take the chicken in a bowl and make incisions. Add 1 tbsp of kashmiri red chilli powder, lemon juice and salt, mix well and leave aside for 30 minutes.
  3. 3) Next take the ingredients mentioned under second marinade , mix very well. Now add this mixture to the already marinated chicken and give a good mix.
  4. 4) Leave the chicken to marinate for min 6 hours or overnight depending upon the time you have (I marinated it overnight in refrigerator)
  5. 5) When you are ready to cook, keep the marinated chicken out for 20 minutes.
  6. 6) Preheat the oven @ 200 degrees C.
  7. 7) Line the baking tray with foil paper, place the chicken over it leaving some gaps in between, pour the leftover marinade over the chicken.
  8. 8) Bake for 30 - 35 minutes depending upon the oven. Baste the chicken with butter halfway and turn over so that it gets cooked well on both sides.
  9. 9) To get that charred effect transfer the baking tray to top most rack in the oven and change the setting to grill mode and increase temp to 250 degrees C.
  10. 10) Grill for 5 minutes , turn the chicken pieces and grill for further 3 - 4 minutes to get that charred effect.
  11. 11) Once done remove from the oven and set aside for 2 - 3 minutes.
  12. 12) Serve with mint chutney, lemon wedges and sprinkle some chat masala on top. Enjoy.

My Tip:

To make it a complete meal, serve tandoori chicken along with Dal Makhani and laccha parantha.

Reviews for Tandoori Chicken (10)

Pinku Biswasa year ago

what if oven has no pre heat option?

Senthurselvi Aravintha year ago


Shannon Sirura year ago


Dr Veeda Nizamia year ago

i have tried this recipe by deep frying the chicken before marinating it. then i marinated it and kept it on slow flame with cover. that was so yummy too

Sadhna Bhayaa year ago

marinate chiken in fridge or fridger ?

Sunita Ramankulatha year ago

Must try. Almost make it de same but chicken leaves water in de tray while baking. any ideas on how this can be avoided. Also chicken tends to get dry and there is raw smell of ginger garlic paste.

Sangeeta Bishta year ago


saima baiga year ago

I'll try it very soon...

Amisha Jariwala2 years ago

yummy :blush::ok_hand::thumbsup::poultry_leg:

Sheeba Bedi2 years ago

wow beautiful presentation!