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Tandoori Chicken

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Tandoori chicken is one of the Indian recipes which liked and appreciated by most meat eaters world over. The best part of this chicken is that it is baked or cooked in a mud oven. The mordern cooks make it in electric ovens also.
  Ginger 1 Teaspoon, minced
  Garlic 1 Teaspoon, minced
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Chicken 1 Pound, cut into large chunks
  Yogurt 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
For rub
  Cardamom pods 7
  Red chili pepper 4
  Turmeric 1 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Coriandar powder 1 Teaspoon
  Paprika 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste

1. Using a mortar and pestle, crush the cardamom and red chili peppers to get a coarse powder.
2. Add all other ingredients of the rub and mix.
3. In a large mixing bowl, place ginger and garlic, drizzle lemon juice, add yogurt and the prepared rub, mix well.
4. Add chicken, make some cuts in the chicken chunks, mix, cover with a cling wrap and refrigerate for 1 to 24 hours.
5. Pre-heat oven to 350F.

6. On a large baking rack, place the chicken.
7. Bake at 350F for 60 minutes.

8. Serve hot with mint chutney.

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60 Minutes
If you were under the impression that tandoori chicken can be baked only in the mud oven, then you were wrong. You can bake the same in your own oven, and get almost the similar taste, as you had in most of the Indian restaurant. So, don’t wait anymore - watch the video and get ready to experiment.

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