Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tandoori chicken

This is my first successful attempt  at cooking tandoori chicken through baking/grilling and so elated . I generally used to cook them in a kadahi  . My first attempt at baking was a failure as I had baked it in a baking tray and the outcome was a watery chicken. This recipe is basically for my friends in India , as abroad, grilling/ barbeque is a way of life....

One kilo chicken
1/2 cup thick curd, hung.
One packet tandoori chicken masala .The packet will state the weight of chicken for which the entire packet may be used. So please use the masala powder accordingly. 
A spoonful of mustard oil.

1.  Marinade the chicken overnight  in the marinade. Preheat oven to 180 degrees centigrade.
2. Line the tray with alumunium foil to collect drippings.  Oil the wire rack. 

3. Place the chicken on the wire rack. Brush oil on the chicken. Bake for 45 minutes at 180 degrees C.  If your oven has a grill, u may grill the last five minutes after the baking is through. 



  1. Here is an option, just grill it directly too, but in that case skip the yogurt in the marnation, since it'll burn instead use some lemon juice or vinegar ...

  2. Oh great , will certainly try that out.. grill say for 40 mins or for a lesser time?