Tuesday, September 21, 2010

South Indian Tandoori Chicken

This is my husband's recipe for his beloved grill! He's come up with this after lots of trials and tests. This doesn't compare to the tandoori chicken in restaurants in the way it looks, but as far as he and his buddies are concerned, it tastes far better! So, this is great for those BBQ parties!

Tandoori Chicken - south Indian style!
2 lbs Chicken, mixed pieces with bone, but without skin
1 Onion
1 small piece Ginger
3 tbsp Yogurt
3 tbsp Vinegar
2 tsp Chilli Powder
Salt, as needed
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Cumin Powder
1 tsp Curry Powder
1 Lemon
2 cloves Garlic

Grind the onion, garlic and ginger to a paste. Clean the chicken and make 3-4 shallow cuts. In a large plate, beat the yogurt. Into this, add the coriander and cumin powder, the onion garlic mixture, salt, vinegar and lemon juice.

Mix to form a thin paste. Apply into the chicken. Allow the chicken to marinate for 4 hours, covered in the refrigerator. Grill on a barbecue. I've tried to bake this in the oven and it tastes pretty good, though not as good as the grill. If baking, bake at 400 deg F for 20-25 minutes, and then broil for 5 minutes until brown.


Priya Suresh said...

MOuthwatering tandoori chicken..

callezee said...

You kindle my hunger,,,

Arundathi said...

@ Priya - Thanks

@ callezee - Thanks

Satya said...

tandoori chicken looks wonderful


Ayush Kejriwal said...

looks delicious I write a food blog as well would love your feedback -

Anonymous said...

Yum yum!!!!

Arundathi said...

@ Satya - Thanks

@ Ayushthecook - thank you

@ thefood fairy - thanks dear!

CECIL said...

These look so elegant and sound fabulous.Yum! I can almost smell it! I love the ramekins too!