Friday, June 20, 2008

Tandoori chicken

Want to have fun in your backyard, open your grill and let start grilling the tandoori chicken.
The tandoori chicken is a dish originated from Punjab but much symbolized as Indian dish all over the world. Traditionally, it is cooked in clay pot tandoor oven, but I bet the taste didn’t differ much when it is grilled or roasted in oven.
But do plan ahead to marinate the chicken and enjoy the full flavor. The chicken is marinated in yogurt and with spices.
This tandoori chicken is ending the way to chicken my favorite event hosted by Vandana Rajesh. It is our favorite too :)




Tandoori chicken


Ingredient:
Whole chicken leg
(thighs and drumstick included): 4 pieces
Yogurt: 1 cup
Chili powder: 2 to 3 tbsp (usually tandoori has mild heat level)
Turmeric: ½ tsp
Ginger-garlic: 2 tsp
Garam masala (spice mix): 1 to 2 tsp
Lemon: 1 lemon juice
Food color: Red food color (a big pinch)
Salt: according your taste.

Basting the chicken
Oil and brush or cooking oil spray


1.Clean the chicken, remove the skin and make a small incision with sharp knive in the flesh.

2.Mix all the ingredients together and mix the chicken pieces. You can marinate the chicken overnight in fridge or at least 3 to 4 hours! U can even put all in freezer bag and mix it!

3.Preheat the grill and place the chicken pieces ,cook for 12 minutes each side. And turn the other side to grill, just baste the chicken with oil or spray some oil to get it crispier!
4. Or if u want to roast in oven, preheat the oven for 4oo F and roast the chicken each side 20 min. Baste with oil or butter once turned.

You can enjoy this chicken like appetizer or even like main dish.
Tandoori is served with tabouli

Have a great weekend!

30 comments:

Swati Raman Garg said...

garg will sure loveee it... and u reminded me of my mumbai days with ur wada pav...

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Divya Vikram said...

Oh cham..am drooling over the chicken

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

oh wow! cham...u r killing me.... tandoori flavor is something I would die for!! i am seriously craving some NOW!!

Suma Rajesh said...

urs has come out so well cham..last time v had BBQ with friends..the same masala was applied except the food colour

Cham said...

Suma Only the color brings out tandoori look!

kamala said...

Chicken looks mouthwatering Cham...Why dont u send this to chicken event?

Laavanya said...

I showed it to my husband and he's drooling.. :)

meeso said...

Oh yeah! I can smell it grilling right now! It looks so good!

Shubha Ravikoti said...

Hey cham... The papad roti I tried was good.. and crispy... but i feel i cud have lept the papad pieces a bit more bigger to give more crunch... over all it was nice and crispy...:D

Love the rice side dish with the chicken looks colourful..:)

Shubha Ravikoti said...

I mean tabouli..:P

Cham said...

Subha.R U r too sweet dear, i know you re a veggie girl :) even Laavanya too

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW... this is a wonderful recipe. My fav too. I have also posted tandoori chicken long back. Nice to see urs. Have turned out so perfect. YUM! YUM!

bhags said...

grilling sure seems to be a fun activity, and come summer it is at its all time pic....:)
Nice tandoori chicken, I wud love to grill it

Shankari said...

The color makes you want to try it rightaway. I like that this recipe has just a few ingredients.

Srivalli said...

Cham..that tandoori chicken has come out with wonderful colour..looks very appealing...:)

Happy cook said...

ow gice me faew of them.
They looks delicious.
It islong ago i made them and now i really wantto have them after seeing yours.

Rachel said...

It has the perfect colour..I'm craving for that now!!1

ranji said...

perfect looking tandoori chicken cham!!!nice color..great job:)

Medhaa said...

yummy, Cham I want to have this now, yours look so perfect.

Maya said...

Tandoori chicken looks just great!! Feel like just grabbing it from there.

Sireesha said...

Tandoori chicken looks just great!!

Pearlsofeast said...

Cham that looks great and yummy.Love the beautifull colour.

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Uma said...

nice entry cham!

Sujatha said...

looks awesome, Cham! I've tried a few times and gave up.. Your recipe is very different. I got to try this!

Andhra Flavors said...

the chicken looks colourful. perfect tandoori chicken.

mitr_bayarea said...

Cham-

Tandoori chicken is not my forte, I've tagged you.

Kalai said...

That looks perfect, Cham!! Just killer! :)

Maheswari said...

oh..i would love to have that plate..now.

Nags said...

oooh lovely! ur dish looks very similar to the one in the logo :)