Tandoori Chicken Recipe

INGREDIENTS 8 large chicken pieces with skin (2 breast pieces, 2 thigh pieces, a couple of wings) Oil to taste For the first marination 1/8 tsp Catch turmeric powder ¼ tsp Catch Kashmiri mirch powder 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice Salt as needed For the second marination 1/3rd cup thick fresh yoghurt or dahi 2 tbsp oil 1 tsp Kasuri methi 1 tsp Catch coriander powder ½ tsp Catch Kashmiri mirch powder ¼ tsp Catch pepper powder 1 ½ tsp ginger garlic paste 1 tsp Catch garam masala powder ¼ tsp amchur powder or dry mango powder

Wash the chicken drumsticks well and wipe with disposable kitchen tissues. Slit twice or thrice. Now rub the drumsticks with the first marinade for 3 to 4 minutes to make them tender. Set this aside for 15-20 minutes. Then mix all the ingredients in the second marination and refrigerate overnight, or for 6 hours. Now mix red chilli powder in 1 tsp oil and keep aside. Pick up the drumsticks and let the extra marinade drip off into the bowl. Now preheat the oven at 240C for at least 15 minutes. Grease a foiled baking tray and place the marinated drumsticks on it. Baste with the prepared oil lightly. Grill for 15 minutes, baste with oil again and back to the oven for 5 minutes. Flip the drumsticks and baste, then bake again for 6 to 10 minutes. Recipe Notes/Suggestions:

  1. You can use food colouring if you want to skip the oil-red chilli
  2. To give it a real tandoori flavour, burn charcoal and place it on a plate. Beside the plate, place the grilled chicken and cover all these with a large utensil and leave it like that for about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Adjust the grilling time based on your oven since the chicken might get charred if you overcook it.
  4. You can skip dry mango powder if you don’t have it and add a little lemon juice instead.
  5. Discard the leftover marinade.
Serve with onion rings and green chutney, and enjoy the world’s best chicken starter recipe at home. For more tandoori chicken recipes, you can check-
  1. Chicken Kathi Roll
  2. Stuffed Chicken Breast
  3. Cola-Soya Chicken Wings
  4. Chicken Biryani Recipe


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