May 17, 2012

Tandoori Chicken!!!

Hi guys!!!

The very mention of Tandoori chicken reminds me of a small restaurant in Malad (Mumbai) where my dad took our entire family when they all came to set me up in an apartment when I joined work. He told us that was the best place for tandoori chicken. And yes he was right. Every single bit of it was delicious!!! I have had tandoori chicken in so many places and it has always been one of my favorites. This is one dish that cannot go wrong. Just clean the chicken and marinate it with the spices and grill/bake and just enjoy!!!

The best part of this recipe is it has very little or no oil at all. I just used about 1 tbsp of olive oil along with the marinade. The dish turned out perfect and my husband was so excited and has asked me to prepare this on a regular basis :-) Tandoori chicken is a healthy option when cooking chicken. A healthy option that is not tasteless and bland. It is loaded with spices and flavor-rich!!!!

I have used chicken thighs 'coz I feel that is the most apt portion of the chicken that suits the dish.Now lets see the recipe.


Chicken thighs (Skinless) - 4
Curd - 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Corriander powder - 1 tsp
Fennel powder - 1/2 tsp
Ginger & garlic paste - 1 tsp
Cayenne pepper sauce - 1/2 tsp
(Can use any hot sauce of your choice)
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Olive oil - 1 tbsp (optional)


1. Clean the chicken thighs and make incisions roughly all over the fleshy portion.
2. Prepare a marinade with all the other ingredients and rub the chicken pieces with it. Let the marinade sit in the refrigerator for atleast 8 hours. Overnight works best.
3. Take the chicken out of the fridge about 30 minutes before the cooking time to bring it to room temperature.
4. Preheat the oven to 200C and place the chicken pieces on a baking sheet lined with foil and pop it in when ready. Cook for 25-30 minutes until you see the top browning.

Serve hot with a simple Indian green salad or mint chutney!!!


  1. Tandoori chicken is m favorite. I can eat it 7 days a week. The recipe seems lovely, going to be trying it out this weekend.

  2. Cooking has always been my passion. Love to get hold of such posts. Cooking is the best way to past your time. I appreciate the efforts of the author.

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