Tandoori Chicken or Tandoori Chicken Tikka, the names are itself so tempting. Well, during these quarantine days, my Jugnu and I have been trying a lot of new dishes like Sponge Rasgulla, Aalo Poori etc. But we thought now is the time to shed some of those extra pounds we gained, so here’s presenting a delicious and easiest protein based meal for you all.
As you know I (jugni) always prefer to do things in a simplified manner, so I came out with this amazing recipe (after 8 tryouts) of Tandoori Chicken with blast of flavours and a few ingredients resting in your kitchen.
How to make Tandoori Chicken – Marinate–Grill/bake–Eat. It couldn’t get more simpler.
Here is the list of ingredients for Marinating Tandoori Chicken:
- Half chicken (400-500gms) – boneless and or with bones – your choice.
- 4 tablespoon yogurt or curd.
- one tablespoon each
- Garam Masala
- Cumin Powder
- Salt (jugni uses himalayan pink salt)
- Red Chilli Powder
- Coriander Powder
- Ginger Garlic Paste
- Kasuri Methi
- Kitchen King
- 1/2 tablespoon Turmeric
- 2 tablespoon Besan (chickpea flour)
- half lime
- 1and 1/2 mustard oil – Jugni’s magical tip for smokey flavor.
Marinate by mixing all the spices in yogurt and add chicken in a bowl. Cover it with a lid and let it rest in your fridge for at-least 6 hours. My jugnu sometimes does it overnight too.
Next steps – either grill on gas stove on medium high (10 mins each side), or air fry 170 degree celsius for 40-45 mins, or bake in oven at 180 degree celsius for 40 minutes (switch sides after 20 mins. 🙂 and enjoy the final product with some mint coriander chutney.
Jugni’s Special Tip – While marinating, use only mustard oil, no other oil would bring the smokey flavour as mustard.
For the first time, we have Jugnu’s Tip – Sprinkle lemon and chat masala on the final product, Tandoori Chicken. I totally rely on Jugnu’s recommendations because he brings out the finger licking taste of my creations.
If you like this finger licking dish, do let me know by hitting the thumbs up button or by leaving a comment. Better still, share it on social media. 🙂
Thank you for the recipe! Love Indian food 😍
I am so glad you liked it. 🙂
I’ll have to make this as a surprise for my husband! He’s from Jamaica where there are many Indian influences in the food. He often misses the taste of home but I don’t always have the confidence or experience to cook Indian inspired food. But I think I can do this recipe! Thanks for sharing Jugni 😄
Hi Maria, I also love Jamaican food, the flavours are similar.. Also one recommendation, just in case you couldn’t find all the spices mentioned above, just add 2 tbsp of Tandoori Barbecue Masala with some lemon and mustard oil, it should do the magic .. 🙂
I hope you find an Indian Store near you. Also share your experience whenever you try, would love to hear from you ..
Great advice, thank you!! I will definitely share how it goes 😄
This sounds so yummy! I’m vegetarian, but I wonder if I could use the same spices & marinades for tofu or some other meat substitute!
Hi Kelly, YESSS you could do the same with tofu and cottage cheese (Indian Paneer, if you could find one).. I have already tried on tofu+bell peppers+mushrooms, its just as amazing as chicken. 🙂
I love the flavours in many Indian foods. I just never knew how much went into that! Thanks for the recipe 🙂
I have always loved tandoori chicken so glad to add this recipe into my recipe book.