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Tandoori chicken

Tandoori chicken is traditionally made in tandoor - a clay oven but it taste equally great if baked or broiled with a tantalizing marinade.
  Chicken pieces 3 Medium (Chicken legs and thighs used)
For the seasoning
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Ginger and garlic paste 1 Tablespoon, freshly ground
For the marinade
  Thick yogurt 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Tandoori masala 3 Teaspoon (Homemade tandoori masala used)
  Red food color 3 Drop

1. Prepare the meat pieces for penetration of the spices by scoring them as shown in the video.
2. Coat the chicken pieces with turmeric powder, wash and rinse well.
3. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Add ginger and garlic paste and rub into the meat pieces.Set aside
5. In a small bowl, combine together thick yogurt, tandoori masala, salt and red food color. Mix well and pour the marinade over the meat pieces to coat each piece well.
6. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
7. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.

8. Place the marinated chicken pieces in the foil lined baking sheet and cook on broil for about 30 - 40 minutes.

9. Serve with your choice of a freshly cut salad and lime wedges.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Easy, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Tandoori chicken must be the most ordered dish in any Indian Mughlai or Punjabi restaurant across the world. People love the tandoori chicken for its smoky char grilled flavor that brings out the taste of the spices and off course for the tender succulent pieces of chicken that can be eaten as a starter or added to a gravy and eaten with tandoori naan. Watch this video to learn how to make tandoori chicken at home without an authentic tandoor oven. Once you have the recipe of the tandoori marinade, then you

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 244 Calories from Fat 69

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g11.9%

Saturated Fat 2.9 g14.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 114.8 mg38.3%

Sodium 982.6 mg40.9%

Total Carbohydrates 7 g2.4%

Dietary Fiber 0.95 g3.8%

Sugars 4.8 g

Protein 35 g70.7%

Vitamin A 3.1% Vitamin C 6.7%

Calcium 11.1% Iron 10.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Tandoori Chicken Recipe Video