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Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Tandoori chicken is a lip smacking Indian starter snack. Tandoori murghi is absolutely divine. Learn how to make tandoori chicken.


4 skinned Chicken Quarters 
2 tblsp Lemon Juice (Nimbu Ka Raas) 
1 Garlic Clove (Lasun) 
1 inch piece peeled and coarsely chopped Fresh Ginger (Adrak) 
1 Green chilli (Hari mirch) 
1 tblsp Water 
4 tblsp Natural Yogurt (Dahi) 
1 tsp Grouna Cumin (Jeera) 
1 tsp Garam masala 
1 tsp Paprika 
1 tsp Salt (Namak) 
A few drop of Yellow Food Colouring 
2 tblsp melted Ghee 
For garnishing: 
Lemon Wedges 
Onion (Pyaj) rings 

How to make tandoori chicken:

  • Make 3-4 cuts in each chicken quarter using a knife.
  • Put the chicken in an ovenproof dish.
  • Combine lemon juice.
  • Rub it into the incisions.
  • Cover it.
  • Let it marinate for about 30 minutes.
  • Combine garlic, ginger and green chilli and water in a blender.
  • Grind to make a smooth paste like mixture.
  • Combine the paste to yogurt, ground cumin, garam masala, paprika, salt, food colouring and the melted ghee.
  • Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Spread them over marinated chicken pieces.
  • Coat the pieces with the yogurt marinade.
  • Cover it.
  • Let it marinate at room temperature for about 5 hours.
  • Turn once or twice maximum.
  • Place chicken in a oven at 325 F.
  • Let it roast for 1 hour.
  • Bast frequently and turn once.
  • The chicken should be tender and most of the marinade should be evaporated.
  • Then grill the chicken over hot charcoal.
  • Garnish it with lemon wedges and onion rings.