Tuesday, April 23, 2013

TANDOORI CHICKEN

Tandoori chicken is a dish of Mughlai cuisine which is popular in South Asian.This dish consisting of roasted chicken prepared with yogurt and spices.The name comes from the type of cylindrical clay oven,a tandoor,in which the dish is traditionally prepared.



INGREDIENTS:-

Chicken leg quarters-4(you can also use only leg pc)
Yogurt-1/4 cup
Ginger-garlic paste-2 tbsp
Chopped green chilies-8
Chopped coriander leaves-2 tbsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Cumin powder-1 tsp
Chili powder-2 tsp or to taste(it gives a nice and rich red colour)
Tandoori masala powder-1/2 cup
Lemon juice-3 tbsp+1 tbsp(for garnish)
Salt to taste
Oil-2 tbsp
Oil/cooking spray(for greasing)

METHOD:-

1-Cut deep slashes (to the bone) in 3-4 places on the leg/thigh pieces.Just make 2-3 cuts if you are using separate drumsticks and thighs.Keep aside.
2-In a large bowl whisk yogurt until smooth,then add all spices and mix properly.
3-Coat the chicken in the marinade,cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight.
4-Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.Take out from the fridge 1 hour before grilling.
5-Brush a silver foil with oil or cooking spray and arrange the marinated-coated chicken on it.
6-Pop the silver foil sheet in the oven for about 25-30 minutes.
7-Turn around each chicken every 5-6 mints till it turn brown on all sides or juices run clear.
8-Let it rest for at least 5 minutes before serving.Sprinkle lemon juice and serve hot with onion.

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