Tuesday, 1 September 2015

How to Prepare Tandoori Chicken Taste and Spicy Dishes Free Tips

in India, tandoori chicken is cooked in a tandoor (clay) oven, alternatively it can be cooked under a preheated hot broiler)
8 chicken drumstick, skinned
1 cup yogurt
2 tsp thinly chopped fresh ginger
2 tsp crushed fresh garlic
1 tsp chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp coriander powder
salt to taste
½ tsp red food coloring
1 tbsp tamarind paste
1 cup water
½ cup vegetable oil
lettuce leaves
To garnish:
onion rings, tomatoes, lemon wedges 

  • Using a sharp knife, make 2-3 slashes in each piece of chicken.
  • Place the yogurt in a large bowl. Add the ginger, garlic, chili powder, cumin, coriander powder, salt and red food coloring and blend together until well mixed.
  • Add the chicken to the yogurt - spice mixture and mix to coat well.
  • Cover and let the chicken marinate in refrigerator for a minimum of 3 hours.
  • Mix the tamarind paste with the water in a separate bowl and fold into the mixture.
  • Toss the chicken pieces in the mixture again, cover and let marinate for additional 3 hours.
  • Preheat the broiler to the medium.
  • Transfer the chicken pieces to a heatproof dish and brush with vegetable oil
  • Cook under the preheated broiler for 30-35 minutes, turning the pieces occasionally and basting with any remaining oil, until the meat is tender and cooked through.
  • Arrange the chicken on a bed of lettuce, garnish with onion rings, sliced tomatoes and lemon wedges and serve with naan.


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