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Tandoori Chicken

Moumita Malla
15 minutes
Prep Time
60 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Tandoori Chicken RECIPE

Tandoori Chicken is a dish that originated in the Indian subcontinent. The name comes from the type of clay oven, a tandoor in which the dish is traditionally prepared.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • Christmas
  • Eid
  • Mughlai
  • Grilling
  • Appetizers
  • Egg Free
  • Diabetes

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. A whole chicken (cleaned and washed from inside)
  2. oil- 2 teaspoons (for marinating) + 1 teaspoon (for brushing)
  3. lemon juice-1 tablespoon
  4. For Marination:
  5. red chilli powder- 4 teaspoon
  6. Chaat masala- 2 teaspoons
  7. cinnamon sticks- 3
  8. Black peppercorns- 1 teaspoon
  9. Ajwain- 1/2 teaspoon
  10. Green cardamom- 3
  11. Black cardamom- 4
  12. coriander seeds- 1 tablespoon
  13. cumin seeds- 1 tablespoon
  14. cloves- 4
  15. turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon
  16. Tandoori masala powder- 2 teaspoon
  17. Red food colouring- a few drops
  18. curd- 1/2 cup
  19. salt to taste
  20. ginger-garlic paste- 3 tablespoon


  1. Make small gashes in the chicken for the marinade to coat properly.
  2. Dry roast all the dry spices in a pan and then grind to make a fine powder. Also mix the chicken with lemon juice and salt for 20 minutes.
  3. In a big bowl, add dry roasted powder and all the other ingredients for marination. Mix it well
  4. Add the chicken in this masala and rub the chicken, over the skin and underneath it as well. Marinate this chicken for a minimum of 6 hours.
  5. Brush the chicken with oil and grill the chicken on a griller, or tandoor or OTG/Microwave.
  6. If you are using an oven, then set the temperature around 250 to 300 degrees celsius. And grill it for 20 minutes or until the chicken is done properly. Brush oil in between. And flip it after some time.
  7. Serve it warm for best taste.

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Ipsha Mallick
Ipsha Mallick   Nov-07-2016

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