Tandoori chicken is a chicken dish mostly popular in Southern Asia like Pakistan,India, Indonesia , Singapore, Malaysia, and the Western world. It comprises of roasted chicken made with mixed spices and yogurt. Kashmiri and red chili powder are applied to give it a burning red color. The name of the tandoori chicken recipe comes from the kind of a tandoor or clay oven in which the dish is cooked traditionally, however, it can also be cooked on a conventional barbecue grill.
Tandoori chicken recipe is heated by wood or charcoal which also attach to the smoky flavor. The preparation and the cooking time for Tandoori chicken recipes are needed in between 3-4 hours and 11-15 minutes. You can serve for 4 people that are given the quantities in this recipe. The level of cooking of this recipe is moderate and, its taste is spicy.
Ingredients and Quantity:
Preparation and Cooking Method for Tandoori Chicken Recipe-
Make incisions lightly using a sharp knife on the chicken legs, breast, legs, and thighs.
Mix the chicken pieces with 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder, 1½ tbsp lemon juice, and salt and keep aside for 30 minutes.
Tie up yogurt using a piece of thin clothes and hang over a bowl for 15 to 20 minutes.
Keep the thick yogurt into a stainless still, bowl. Mix the leftover garlic and ginger paste, Kashmiri red chili powder, salt, lemon juice, hot spices powder and 3 tbsp olive oil.
Put this mixture over the chicken and marinate for 3 to 4 hrs in room temperature or in a refrigerator.
Set the chicken onto a skewer carefully and place them in a moderately hot tandoor (clay oven) for cooking or in a pre-heated oven at 400°F/200°C Mark for 10 to 12 minutes, or till almost done.
Baste chicken using some oil and cook for more 4 minutes. Remove the cooked chicken and keep aside.
Serve it hot with accompaniment (paratha, chapatti or naan, and don’t forget to serve with lemon wedges or onion rings.