Tandoori Chicken | How to make Tandoori Chicken

By Affaf Ali  |  12th Oct 2015  |  
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About Tandoori Chicken Recipe

One of the most popular Indian restaurant dish that can be prepared at home in barbecue, oven or grill. The yogurt, spices and over night marination makes the chicken delicious and tender. This low fat and healthy dish has become my family favourite. Best enjoyed with salad, hot rotis or any Indian bread.

Tandoori Chicken

Ingredients to make Tandoori Chicken

  • chicken drumsticks - 6
  • Hung curd - 1/2 cup
  • tomato paste - 3 tsp
  • lemon juice - 3 tsp or 1/2 lemon
  • MDH Tandoori masala - 1 1/2 tsp
  • ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  • coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • chilly powder - 1/2 - 3/4 tsp
  • turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
  • Food colour - 2 pinches
  • oil - 3 tsp
  • salt - according to taste

How to make Tandoori Chicken

  1. Wash the chicken pieces thoroughly and put it on a strainer for all the excess water to drain. Make deep cuts in each chicken piece. Keep aside.
  2. Mix all the ingredients well, check for the spice level. . Brush this marinate to chicken and refrigerate for minimum 3 hours.
  3. Pre - heat the oven to 200 degrees C for 15 minutes. Brush the grilling tray with few drops of oil to avoid chicken sticking to the tray.
  4. Cook for approximately 12 to 15 minutes on each side. It depends on the chicken. So cooking time can be adjusted.
  5. Sprinkle chat masala.

My Tip:

For better results, I marinate the chicken the previous day and refrigerate.

Reviews for Tandoori Chicken (5)

Roman Roman2 years ago

Fake recepe

sandsea Jackson3 years ago


Parul Kahar3 years ago

Nice tray Cooking and affair savanmah

Anita Francorsi3 years ago

Would love it if you would share how you make mutton kheema Affaf... No one makes as good as you'll do, especially during Ramzan . Thanks.

Upasana Mahesh4 years ago


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