Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tandoori chicken

This is the best ever recipe to try if you have oven in your home. I tried and it came really good. So just noting it down so that i can refer whenever i have to prepare again :)

Ingredients :
  1. Chicken leg pieces - 2
  2. Chilly powder - 2 tsp
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Lemon juice - 3 tsp
  5. Thick curd - 2 tsp
  6. Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
  7. Oil - 2 tsp
  8. Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  9. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  10. Pepper powder - 1 tsp
  11. Dry curry leaves - 8 crushed
  12. Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  13. Red color - 1/2 pinch
  14. Onion - 1 thinly sliced

Method :
  • Firstly,wash chicken nicely.
  • Cut the leg pieces into two.
  • Make gashes onto those chicken leg pieces.
  • Add 1/2 tsp of chilly powder,salt and 1/2 tsp of lemon juice into a bowl. Mix it nicely
  • Smear this mixture onto those gashed leg pieces.Let it rest for 10 mins.

Marinate :
  • Add thick curd to the bowl followed by chilly powder,salt,crushed curry leaves,coriander powder,cumin powder,garam masala, pepper powder, lemon juice, tumeric powder and mix them well
  • Add red color,add 1 tsp of oil and mix it well. Finally put those chicken legs into the marination  let it rest for another 15 mins.

  • Wrap the oven grill with Aluminium foil and smear oil to the foil. Place chicken legs onto oil smeared grill. 

  • Set the temperature of the oven to 400F .Keep the grill inside the oven and close the oven.
  • Let it be in the oven for another 20 mins.
  • After 20 mins, turn around the chicken leg pieces so that it will cooked well.
  • Let it be in oven for another 15 to 20 mins.
  • Take those leg pieces from the grill.
  • Add oil to pan followed by onion, tumeric, salt and chicken pieces. Fry those for 2 to 4 mins.

Sprinkle chat masala onto it and Tandoori chicken is ready to have.

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