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Jama Masjid Style Chicken

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Jama Masjid is one of the oldest mosque's situated in Delhi, India. The area around this monument is inhabited by Muslims and no doubt has some of the best foods on offer. One such dish is the lovely coal grilled chicken which is succulent and perfectly spiced to suit all kinds of palates.
Ingredients
  Whole chicken 1 Kilogram, cut into 8 large pieces or tandoori cuts (approx)
  Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Red chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Fresh yoghurt 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), whisked
  Butter 100 Gram
  Chaat masala 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Wash the chicken and marinade it with turmeric powder, salt and chilli powder.
2) In a bowl place the chicken. Wrap and refrigerate for atleast 4 hours.

MAKING
3)In a non-stick pan, place the chicken and cook on all sides over medium heat till the chicken is no more raw inside. Now, I wish a charcoal grill was as handy as a non-stick pan, I would have achieved 100% success :-(. But, if grilling the chicken over charcoal is possible for you please dont choose any other cooking option.
4)In another pan, melt the butter while the chicken is cooking.
5) Once the chicken is cooked transfer it to a deep bowl.
6) Immediately pour the melted butter, add the youghrt and sprinkle chaat masala over the chicken. Toss well.

SERVING
7) Transfer to a serving dish and serve the chicken, pronto.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Delhi
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Barbecue
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Story
Being a foodie, how could I miss a trip to Jama Masjid on my recent vacation to India? Such is the food there that even the locals look for an excuse to indulge. So along with my huge Indian family, one fine evening (Note: the best food is on offer is only after the evening prayers), I visited Jama Masjid. Off all the yummy food, I was particulary bowled over by this coal grilled chicken which was served with oodles of butter. Once back home all I would think of is the butter dipped chicken which I just couldn't get out of my mind. I collected images of the chicken being prepared (yes, its made right in front of you) and came up with my own Jama Masjid Style Chicken. This is a 95% match of the dish, I am not saying 100% simply because the chicken is not charcoal grilled.

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