Skip to main content

Tandoori Chicken



When it comes to my favorite North Indian recipes there is a long list but topping it would be the spicy roasted tandoori chicken.This is definitely the most loved recipe by all chicken lovers in India.This tandoori chicken  is  not cooked the traditional way but in the oven and to my happy surprise it came out well imparting some of the rich the flavors and taste of traditional Indian cooking. The original recipe I have taken from Sanjeev Kapoor show and have brought a little changes according to taste and to get it roasted in the oven. It tasted delicious but I was a bit sad that the beautiful gashes are not visible:(



Ingredients

Chicken legs 3 or 6 chicken drumsticks


First marinade
Kashmiri chili powder- 3/4 tsp
Ginger- garlic paste- 1 1/2 tsp
lemon juice-a few drops
salt to taste


Second marinade
Kashmiri Chilly powder - 2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
Gram flour- 3 tsp
Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
Clove- 3-4
Cinnamon- 1 stick
cardamon-  3
nutmeg- a pinch
Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp
Yogurt (hung) 3/4 cup
Mustard powder- 3/4 tsp
Kasoori methi powder- 1/3tsp
Oil 3-4 tsp


Give two or three slits on the  chicken pieces till close to the bone. Mix the ingredients listed in marinade one and set aside for half an hour.
Heat 2 tsp of oil and add gram flour and roast it in a slow flame for about a minute till you get a nice flavor. (You can also add a pinch of ajwain seed- I did have so did not add) Be very careful as it has a tendency to burn. The best way is to bring the pan to heat and then off heat and then again to heat and whisking continuously.Allow this to cool a bit. 
Dry roast garam masala and make it into a fine powder.Mix all ingredients listed in the second marinade (except oil) along with the gram flour paste and coat the chicken with it.Finally add the oil on top.Leave it in refrigerator for at least four to five hours. Preheat oven to 450 degree F and place it on a greased baking tray. Cook for 10 minutes and then turn around and cook for another 10  minutes. Bast with the juices in between so that it does not get dry. For the next ten minutes reduce to 250 degree F.Take out of the oven and allow to cool a bit before serving.

Try this...
Hope you will all enjoy

Comments

  1. Woowww am drooling here..cant take my eyes from click..Suja regarding ur q'n about crackers, u can use those mashed potatoes dear..

    ReplyDelete
  2. missed u too dearie....tandoori chicken....my fav fav fav....looks truly lipsmacking....awesome click..betn u moved fron NJ

    ReplyDelete
  3. O O O Wow !!!!! Thatz one perfect tandoori chicken...U r killing me dear... Pass it on here..

    ReplyDelete
  4. Luks super perfect. Love your version of it. Droolzzzz

    ReplyDelete
  5. looks yummy dear..like your home-made tandoori masala...

    ReplyDelete
  6. wow....adipoli tandoori chicken...sherikkum kothipichu tto...ugran photography...can't take my eyes from the click....

    ReplyDelete
  7. Adipoli..sherikum kothiyavunu.ithu njan undakkai, ente versionum same annu, pakshe njan instead of fennel seeds njan ajwain seedsannu use cheyyuthu undan nalla njan post cheyyamtto..he he :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Amazing chechi..epol mandalam aya kondu Non veg kazhikanilla, athonnu kazhyatte ethokke undkaki thatununde tto...

    ReplyDelete
  9. Suja,I thought you had used bread crumbs for that crusty look,but when I read the ingredients I knew it was the gram flour,that is so intelligent.And don't feel bad about the gashes ,I watched closely and could see them :) The pictures are stunning ,these drumsticks look SEXY ....no kidding I want to eat them now..hahaha

    ReplyDelete
  10. Craving for some chicken right now...looks super yum

    ReplyDelete
  11. wow.looks so so tempting. want to try for weekend. thanks for the wonderful recipe dear.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wow looks like how they make in the restaurant..chicken lovers will definitely grab it all!

    US Masala

    ReplyDelete
  13. me too craving for chicken fry :(

    ReplyDelete
  14. Yummy tandoori chicken,looks flavorful and lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow! Tandoori chicken looks super yum! i would like to have it right now...

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wow...this is one of my favorites...making me feel hungry already.

    ReplyDelete
  17. tandoori chicken looks wonderful dear ...i too missed u n ur wonderful creations dear
    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. hi dear... i too did this last week.... will be posting it soon.... ur version looks so delicious.....

    Learning-to-cook

    Event: Dish Name Starts with D

    ReplyDelete
  19. Irresistible chicken tandoori !!! Love the crunchiness in the pics..Superb dear

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

    ReplyDelete
  20. Mouth watering tandoor suja..i will try besan flour

    ReplyDelete
  21. Suja, I've something for u dear...PLease check out my blog for that

    ReplyDelete
  22. Suja, Lovely photo looks lip smacking:)

    ReplyDelete
  23. Awesome...wanna grab a leg, hehe...

    ReplyDelete
  24. yummy...yummy....looks so perfect & crispy..I loved it..:)

    ReplyDelete
  25. So mouthwatering and perfect! Pass me that plate please..

    ReplyDelete
  26. this is so mouth watering chicken,,,yumm

    ReplyDelete
  27. Suja,
    Exceptionally looks so delicious.
    The marinade is different and like it with mustard powder in it.You know this marinade can be stored if you are making in bulk , provided you do not add dry ingredients like yogurt etc and can be reused to make tandoori paneer or tofu..Just my two cents hope you dont mind adding me here..Hugs and smiles

    ReplyDelete
  28. adipoli..now I'm craving for some

    ReplyDelete
  29. delicious tandoori chicken
    mustard and methi in the marinate never added before

    ReplyDelete
  30. Thanks all for the encouraging comments..
    Thanks Jaya,that's a wonderful idea..I am going to make batches of this masala and store it in fridge..Tandoori paneer sounds great:)

    Thanks Shanavi for sharing with me the lovely award:)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Loved the colour of your tandoori! So irresistible! :D

    ReplyDelete
  32. looks jus perfect n delicious...love it

    ReplyDelete
  33. Perfect tandoori chicken. I am drooling:)

    ReplyDelete
  34. looking for nice tandoori recipe..omg..this looks amazing...my hubby loves tandoori...crust looks crunchy n perfect..gonna make this...

    ReplyDelete
  35. chicken looks perfect addition of besan will make the chicken more crispy...love it ...

    ReplyDelete
  36. Hi suja...
    tried this one yesterday!!it was too good...really delicious ..thanks for sharing this yummy recipe...
    will be posting it soon

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular posts from this blog

Stuffed Pomfret With Green Masala- A Guest Post at Cooking-Varieties

I am extremely delighted and honored to be a guest at Wan's Cooking Varieties. When she asked me for a guest post I was so excited.She is one of my favorite foodie friends .She is very warm and friendly person and I love her blog. There is always a healthy edge in her cooking which is really inspiring.It has beautiful write-ups about food, health benefits and healthy eating habits.She has always shown genuine appreciation for other culture and culinary traditions. I am honored to be in your esteemed space.

Thanks Wan for this opportunity.




Recipe is  pomfret stuffed with a green masala and prawns filling...Hop over to Wan's place for the recipe..



Wan sent me this card with beautiful bouquet of roses,this made my day  :)
so sweet of you Wan..really appreciate this:)


Once again thanks Wan for this opportunity
Hope you will all enjoy..
Have a great day!

Suja

Kerala Chicken Roast

Spicy Kerala Chicken Roast is another nadan recipe and a family favorite. It is a dry version and is great accompaniment with rice, chapathi or fried rice.The chicken in this recipe is usually deep fried or shallow fried, (some times whole stuffed chicken ) and then coated with the masala. Here I have shallow fried the chicken.It  tasted delicious with fried rice. Give this recipe a try...



Ingredients
1)Chicken - 1 lb
 Chilly powder -1 1/2
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Powdered Garam masala-
(Two tsp of fennel powder, 5-6 cloves,2 inch stick
cinnamon, a small piece of nutmeg, 2 cardamon )
Vinegar- 1 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For the Masala
Thinly sliced Onion- 2 medium
Thinly sliced ginger- 3-4 tsp
Thinly sliced garlic- 3-4 tsp
Chopped green chilly- 2
( I used 2 Jalapeno pepper instead of green chilly)
Coriander powder- 3/4 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp(optional)
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Meat  Masala- 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
oil



Dry roast the ingredients under garam masala …

Orappam/ Traditional snack of Kerala

Orappam is a traditional snack of Kerala which is made on festive occasions . It is made like a halwa and then lightly baked to make it crusty and crunchy on the exterior. Inside it has a fudge like texture. It is made with rice flour and coconut milk, sugar/jaggery and a taste which will surely make you nostalgic. You can also add egg in this recipe.Since most home did not have ovens in earlier days it was baked by closing lid tightly and  burning coconut shells and placing it on top and bottom. I tried an easy version here by baking in the oven.


Ingredients Rice flour-1 1/2cups Sugar- 1  cup Coconut Milk thick- 1 1/2 cup
Coconut milk thin- 1 1/2 cup Cashew nuts crushed- 1/3 cup Cardamon powder- 1/3 tsp (optional) Fennel seeds- a pinch Ghee-2 tsp Coconut oil  1/4 cup


Roast rice flour finely till there is no moisture left. Idiyappam flour is perfect for this recipe. Into the rice  flour mix in sugar, coconut milk, fennel seeds and combine into a batter just like for a cake. I have used the rose…

Nadan Mutton Curry

Nadan Mutton curry
If you wish for some spicy non vegetarian recipes here is one to relish on...nadan mutton curry made with authentic Kerala spices. What makes this dish flavorful and inviting is the flavor of fresh ground masala, coconut oil and the fresh taste of curry leaves.In this recipe I have also added  mint. I love adding fried mint in my home made mutton curry just like my mom( but it is optional). It is spicy and delicious and is a great combo with rice, ghee rice or appam


Ingredients

Mutton - 1 kg
Shallots sliced- 2 cups
Onion- 1 small
Coconut slices- a few
Green chilly-5-6
Ginger and garlic minced- 4-5 tsp
Chilly powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 3 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala- 1 1/3 tsp
Fennel powder- 1/2 tsp
pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
clove - 2
cinnamon stick- 1 small
Curry leaves- 1 spring
Mint leaves-a few
oil 
salt to taste




Cut mutton pieces into small cubes and marinate with pepper powder,salt, turmeric powder, fennel powder and a few curry leaves and set aside for h…

Chemeen Masala Varattiyathu/ Pan roasted Prawns

Chemeen Varattiyathu is a popular sea food delicacy of Kerala. It is not fried prawns but gravy with is almost semi-dry. It is a great side dish for rice. It has the enticing flavors of garam masala and coconut oil and curry leaves. It is spicy, peppery and a bit tangy due to the use of   Kukum or kudampuli. You can instead add tomatoes or lemon juice. You can also add coconut pieces in the recipes and it gives a crunchy bites along with the prawns.


Ingredients
Prawns- 1 lb
Shallots chopped- 1 cup
Ginger and garlic paste- 2 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Pepper powder-1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 2 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Garam masala- 3/4 tsp
fenugreek powder- 1/3 tsp
Kukum- 2-3 pieces 
Fennel powder- 1/2 tsp (optional)
curry leaves
Coconut pieces( Optional)
Coconut oil


Clean and marinate prawns with salt, turmeric, pepper and fennel powder and keep it aside for fifteen minutes.
In a pan heat oil and saute shallots till lightly golden brown. Add in ginger garlic paste, curry leaves and saute for …

Vazhuthananga/Brinjal Mezhukkupuratti

Vazhuthananga/Brinjal Mezhukkupuratti
Quick and easy side dish for rice. Mezhukkupuratti is a spicy stir fry with vegetables,onions and spices. It is a common side dish served with rice in Kerala. You can make mezhukkupuratti with any vegetable like plantain, yard beans, yam or any other of your choice. This vegetable dish is also served in Onam/ Vishu Sadhya.Here I have used eggplant/ Brinjal.
Ingredients Eggplant- 2 (I used the Chinese long eggplant)
Pearl onions- 10-12
Garlic-1 pod
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder-1/2- 3/4 tsp ( adjust accordance to spice preference)
Pepper powder-a pinch
Curry leaves- 2 springs
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Coconut oil and salt to taste



Cut egg plant into one inch thick slice or into thin long slices.
Crush shallots, two curry leaves and garlic using a kitchen chopper or mortar and pestle.
Heat 2 tbs of coconut oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add curry leaves and the the crushed shallots and saute till the raw smell disapp…

Pepper Prawns Fry

Pepper Prawns Fry
Deep fried spicy and salty prawns is irresistible and one of my favorite ways to eat prawns. This crispy fry will be a perfect treat for your family. Pepper Prawns fry is crispy fried prawns with exciting flavors of garlic,butter,zesty lemon and kick of pepper.It is my take to butter garlic shrimp,but a little spicy.This recipe is so versatile and easy to prepare.

If you get fresh prawns try frying it head on, it has an irresistible delicate crispness to it, juicy and equally tasty.Thanks to hubby who convinced me that the head is the most flavorful part of prawns...so true.If you are not a fan of the head,no worries, it is still tasty and irresistible.

The spicy marinade has black pepper,roasted bell pepper and bird eye chili. Bird eye chili is  hot spicy one,if you cannot handle the heat you can skip it or substitute with a less spicy one.Roasting pepper enhances the flavor and bird eye chili and black pepper contributes a little heat which is the key to this reci…