Tandoori Chicken

By Karuna Kumar  |  11th Mar 2016  |  
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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 is a delicious and yummilicious dish which is one of the popular dish of Mughlai. Tandoori Chicken is an easy yet mouthwatering recipe for you to enjoy. It is a great alternative when you want something really perfect to eat. Restaurant style Tandoori Chicken is liked by everyone and is easily available at almost every restaurant. You can also call it as a quick and easy recipe which you can make at your home. The preparation time of this recipe is 380 minute and it takes 45 minute to cook it properly. It is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Tandoori Chicken. It is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Tandoori Chicken is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of health benefiting nutrients. It is a perfect dish to prepare for the beginners. Cooking Tandoori Chicken is an art and while preparing this dish you can feel the aroma of this delicious Tandoori Chicken. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this hotel style Tandoori Chicken at your home.

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 (2)

Pinku Biswas4 years ago

what if oven has no pre heat option?

Senthurselvi Aravinth4 years ago


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