Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken : ( Amazingly tasty!)

I would think that the best tandoori chicken is made in restaurants but this recipe proved me wrong.You can have a hearty , amazingly tasty tandoori chicken at home. Try it to believe it.I made this dish for a iftaar party at my mami's(aunts) place and it raked in many compliments :-)


Chicken Quarters : 6 (I further had each quarter cut into 2 but you can use whole quarters or drumsticks)
Oil : 2 tbsp


Red chili powder : 1 table spoon
Salt : 1 tsp
Lemon : 1/2 lemon juice


Curd : 6 tbsp (one for each quarter)
Ginger Garlic Paste : 1tbsp
Kasoori Methi powder - 1tsp
Black pepper powder - 3/4 tsp
Salt : 1tsp
turmeric : 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder : 1/4 tsp
Coriander powder : 1 tsp
Garam masala powder : 1tsp
Red colour : 1/2 tsp or like desired


Prepare marinade1. Wash the chiken pieces well and pat them dry. Now add a few slits to the meatiest parts. This will let the taste to penetrate deeper.
Not rub the marinade1 on each chicken quarter making sure to apply between slits and keep aside for 15 minutes.

Prepare marinade2. Now add the above chicken to this.Add 2 tbsp oil. mix very well.I left this overnight for added flavor but you can cook right away.

You can grill these pieces if you like.I love my Broil mode in the oven for such tandoor type preparations. You can use the bake mode if you like (400F , bake for 30 minutes).
If using broil mode, turn the broil mode to Hi, Arrange chicken quarters in a baking pan and place them in the oven , not too close to the fire.
These will be done real quick like in 7-10 minutes. Turn over and cook for another 5 minutes.
Serve with grilled onions and lemon wedges. Delicious!!


  1. Humaira, nothing like Tandoori chicken along with Baghara khana and Khatti dal for a perfect meal. During summer, Tandoori chicken was a usual at my house.
    Looks immensely delicious!

  2. Oh..God...These chicken legs look amazing... I am drooling over here...

  3. Omg, those chicken legs makes me drooling rite now here..

  4. Thanks Soma and priya. I am glad you liked it.

  5. Ohhh i want this now....mouthwatering chicken tandoori...

  6. Hi Humaira!

    That looks so so moist! YUMMM!

    Thanks a bunch for following me :)


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  8. Thanks for visiting my blog!! YOu have a lovely blog :)

  9. Hi humaira, Tandoori chicken loks so perfect and have made me hungry now :-)
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  10. You got me super hungry..those are some gorgeous legs :D

  11. Ria and Yasmeen...thank you for visiting...really appreciate it

  12. Faiza, the cooking club looks really interesting. It would be a challenge to cook something from a new cuisine.will surely try

  13. Rahin, Thank you so much for the awards. You are really generous and you rock!!

  14. Humaira,

    Great blog you got here!
    Please share the RED chicken (dum ka chicken) recipe if u have that's served in Hyd. shaadi...desperately looking for that recipe.

    Thanks for sharing mouthwatering recipes. Found ur site thur Mona's

    Ayesha :)

  15. I tried this recipe n it turned out so tasty. Do you leave the marinated chicken at room temperature for time before you broil it or put it in the oven right out of thefridge?


  16. Thanks a lot for this recipe. It turned out great.delicious dear...You have made this perfectly..Will surely give it a try..
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