Tandoori Chicken- High school dreams!
Recipe type: Starter/Entrée
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
  • 4 chicken legs(approx 800 grams).Make gashes on the chicken legs.
  • 1 cup strained yogurt.
  • 1 medium sized onion grated
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour (maida)
  • 3 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp kasuri methi(dried fenugreek leaves)
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin seeds powder
  • 1 tsp tandoori masala
  • 1 and ½ tsp dry mango powder
  • pinch of orange food color
  • 3 tbsp cooking oil
  1. Heat 3 tbsp oil in a pan.Put grated onion in the pan.
  2. Fry Onions in the pan until it turns golden brown in color.
  3. Onions become golden brown in about 3 mins.Turn off the flame.Allow them to cool completely.
  4. Prepare for marination.In a large bowl, put strained yogurt.All Purpose Flour (Maida), Ginger-Garlic Paste,Kasuri Methi, Garam Masala,Red chili powder, Tandoori Masala powder,Coriander Powder, Dry Mango Powder,Cumin seeds powder, orange food color,Salt.
  5. Mix all the ingredients nicely to form marinade.
  6. Now add fried onion along with leftover oil.Mix them well.
  7. Coat Chicken leg pieces with the marinade.Cover the bowl with a cling wrap.
  8. Refrigerate for at least 8 hour or preferably for 24 hours.
  9. After 24 hours of Marination.
  10. Keep the chicken at room temperature for 30 mins.
  11. Pre-Heat oven at 180 °C
  12. Arrange chicken legs on low rack.
  13. Leave the leg pieces on low rack for few mins so that the extra marinade can drip down.
  14. Put the leg pieces in the pre-heated oven (180°C). Set the timer for 25 minutes.
  15. After 15 minutes, remove the leg pieces from oven and baste them with butter.
  16. Flip them over and baste with butter from other side.
  17. Put them back for remaining 10 minutes.
  18. Grill the chicken on "Grill Mode" for 5 minutes.
  19. This provides a browned and charred look from outside.
  20. Tandoori Chicken can be served with Dahi Poodina Chutney.
Recipe by Kali Mirch - by Smita at https://kalimirchbysmita.com/tandoori-chicken/