Sunday, December 23, 2012

Grilled Tandoori Chicken / Restaurant Style Tandoori Chicken ( in oven ) :

Grilled Tandoori Chicken:

Tandoori  Chicken  is one of the most favored Starters in any Indian restaurant.  It make a lipsmacking starter for all chicken lovers. 

It is very easy to prepare this delicious, spicy dish at home. First, the chicken is marinated with yoghurt and some spices and then cooked & grilled in microwave oven. 

I love to serve this with traditional Indian accompaniments like tomato ketch-up, mint chutney, raita, basmati rice and with chill drinks. 

Lets see how to prepare this popular  Indian  style  Tandoori  Chicken..:)


·         Chicken leg  pieces                - 2       
·         Lemon juice                           - 1 tsp
·         Red chilly pwd                        - ½ tsp
·         Thick yoghurt                         - 2 tbsp
·         Tandoori chicken masala pwd - 1 tsp
·         Coriander pwd                        - ½ tsp
·         Cumin pwd                             - ¼ tsp
·         Ginger garlic paste                 - 1 tsp
·         Kasoori methi pwd                 - ¼ tsp
·         Turmeric pwd                         - a pinch
·         Chat masala pwd`                   - ¼ tsp
·         Garam masala pwd                 - ½ tsp
·         Food color                             - a small pinch
·         Ghee / oil                               - 1 tbsp
·         Salt to taste



1.     Clean and wash the chicken pieces.
2.     Make small slits , so that the marination reaches inside nicely and helps the chicken to cook more quickly.
3.     To prepare the marinade, take a small bowl.
4.     In that add lemon juice, salt and red chilly pwd.
5.     Mix well . Add the chicken pieces, coat well in the marinade and allow to rest for 10 to 15 mins.
6.     In another bowl, add thick yoghurd,  tandoori chicken masala pwd, red chilly pwd, coriander pwd,  cumin pwd, ginger garlic paste, kasoori methi pwd, turmeric pwd,  chat masala pwd, garam masala pwd, food color and ghee. ( ghee helps the chicken to maintain its moist & tender while  grilling )
7.     Add little salt and mix the marination well. ( if you like spicier chicken, increase the chilly pwd )
8.     Now coat the chicken in the marinade.

9.     Cover and chill for at least 1 to 2 hrs.
10.   ( we can also keep the marinated chicken overnight, for best taste  )
11.  Set the microwave oven at 180 degree celcius and start to pre heat oven.
12.  Put the marinated chicken on the tray and place it in the hot oven.

13.  Cook the chicken for 15 mins.

14.  Spoon some melted butter on the tandoori chicken and grill further for 3 to 5 minutes or until charred.

15.  Remove from oven.
16.  We can see the chicken is cooked soft & tender with juicy inside.

17.  Sprinkle chat masala and lemon juice.

18.  Enjoy hot with onion, cilantro, lemon wedges garnishing.

Similar Recipes:

·         Hot N Spicy Chilly Chicken
·         Chettinad Chicken
·         Indian Chicken Curry
·         Butter Chicken Masala
·         Kohlapuri Chicken


Phong Hong said...

Jay, I am loving this! Tandoori chicken is one of my fav dishes. Will definitely try it soon :)

Sangeetha Priya said...

Wow very juicy n did very well dear!!!

Jemini said...

wow...yummy yummy my favorite...perfectly done....

Arthy Suman said...

Looking delicious...would love to try this...

cookingvarieties said...

hi jay, the chicken tandoori looks very delicious-love the spicy flavor. in fact tandoori is one of my favorite- i can try out this recipe. happy holidays

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Jay !! Its really tempting me... Yummy...

Anne Regalado said...

Temptingly delicious tandoori chicken , Jay !

Happy Holidays !

Bananazą®‡ said...

Tandoori chicken with bingo yummy.

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...


PT said...

tempting click jay.. well made..

Chandrani said...

SPicy and yummy tandoori chicken. So inviting........

Beena.stephy said...

yummy fry

Vimitha Anand said...

Simple love em... lip smacking

revathi said...

Wow... chicken looks incredible.. loved it..

Anu said...

Tandoori Chicken looks fantastic Jay..!!!

Kathleen Richardson said...

The perfect size serving for just me, Jay! Love the pics.

manjooo said...

looks perfect :) said...

This is very very restaurant style. I love the charr grilled chicken on top and all juicy ans soft on the inside :)

remya sean said...

oh cant resist....
happy to follow u

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