Monday, October 5, 2009

Tandoori chicken

Tandoori chicken is a dish prepared in a specially designed clay oven called Tandoori oven. It can be done in a grill also.Because of its mild spice content and smoky flavor , it is loved by people all over the world.

Wikipedia tells us about the history of tandoori chicken.
Interested can click here to read the story behind tandoori chicken.

Here I am describing the procedure to make the Tandoori chicken in our household oven.

Method:

Chicken - 2 lb

Select a chicken of medium size, with tender meat. Cut it into 4 pieces. This is called butterfly cut / quarters. Wash it by applying turmeric powder.
Make uniform slits all over the chicken pieces and keep aside.

We need to marinate it twice to get a juicy Tandoori chicken.

First marination:
salt - 1 tbsp
Red chilly powder - 2 tsp.
Lime juice / vinegar - 3 tbsp

Mix everything above and apply this on the chicken and marinate for one hour.




Second marination:


Ingredients:

Thick curd - 1/2 cup
Ginger garlic paste (ginger - 2 inch + garlic - 6 cloves )
salt - to taste
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
(Instead we can grind 3 cloves, 2 inch cinnamon, 2 cardamom, 1/2 tsp cumin , 1/2 tsp fennel)
Lime juice / vinegar - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Red food color - 4 drops
cooking oil - 3 tbsp

Mix all the items above in a broad vessel.
Keep the chicken marinated for 4 hours in room temperature or a whole night in refrigerator.

Tandoori chicken:




Preheat the oven to 400 deg F.
Place the well marinated chicken on the grill and place a tray to collect the residue at the bottom.
We can place it directly on a baking tray lined with Aluminum foil too.

Cook for 30 minutes. Flip the chicken and bake again for 10 minutes.

Now change the mode to broil and roast the chicken both sides till we get the lovely color. (Say 6 minutes each side).

Tandoori chicken is ready.

Serving suggestions:
Drizzle chaat masala and serve hot with lemon wedges, onion.
Serve as a starter or side dish.

24 comments:

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Kids all time favorite.....

Malar Gandhi said...

That looks simply awesome, I just can't grab one, he he...want them all!

Lovely presentation dear, expected you to write more?!

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks mouthwatering viki...its one of my favorite too....

Smitha said...

Wonderful. I love tandoori. Ur chicken is roasted really well.

Divya Vikram said...

The marinade looks tangy! And chicken is perfectly cooked!

Priya said...

Mouthwatering dish, looks tempting and prefect..

Lavanya Siva said...

Hoooooo dear, its my all time fav. Just love it.......hmmmmmmm yummmmmm

VineelaSiva said...

Wow the Tandoori Chicken comes out very good.Really the plate looks yummy.Its very nice to have the piece in rainy day.Nice treat.

Nandini said...

Perfectly roasted tempting chicken!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

That looks perfectly done... I have tried several times, never got the rela taste... Yours looks wonderful.

Pavithra said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm looks yummy..

Sanghi said...

Wow.. Sooo tempting viki..! Delicious picture too!

Kanchan said...

Wow ! Awesome today is my fast but I'm drooling over this for too long now !

Chitra said...

Looks nice..Missed ur paal kozhukattai post.It's very nice to c :)

Happy cook said...

That looks so so yumm.

*sangi* said...

y u tempting me dear???

Gita said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe for tandoori chicken dear, I love all your chicken dishes, I am going to love this one too :)

lissie said...

yummy recipe...really tempting!

Sashi said...

Tandoori Chicken is very Tempting Viki. U reminded me My favorite , i would be preparing this weekend. :)

MAGESH said...

viki,
i am a beginner,i tried chicken tikka in microwave oven, can u tell in what mode we should set oven.

Anonymous said...

Hello, It's 2015 and I had to come back here and comment on this chicken cooking method I found here in 2011. I've been cooking oven chicken this way since and I have seriously impressed folks with it! No one can believe it's just oven chicken and I often get requests for how to cook chicken in this method. The slice, then 30 one side, then 10 on the other, then broil 6 on each side is a real winner. And the recipe is awesome! Thank you!
Desiree

Anonymous said...

Hello, It's 2015 and I had to come back here and comment on this chicken cooking method I found here in 2011. I've been cooking oven chicken this way since and I have seriously impressed folks with it! No one can believe it's just oven chicken and I often get requests for how to cook chicken in this method. The slice, then 30 one side, then 10 on the other, then broil 6 on each side is a real winner. And the recipe is awesome! Thank you!
Desiree, Boston, MA

Vikis Kitchen said...

Magesh: It should be in full power.

Vikis Kitchen said...

Desiree, Boston, MA: Thanks dear.