Sunday, December 23, 2012

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

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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


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

  2. Wow very juicy n did very well dear!!!

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

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

  5. 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

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

  7. Temptingly delicious tandoori chicken , Jay !

    Happy Holidays !

  8. Tandoori chicken with bingo yummy.

  9. tempting click jay.. well made..

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

  11. Simple love em... lip smacking

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

  13. Tandoori Chicken looks fantastic Jay..!!!

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

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

  16. oh cant resist....
    happy to follow u

  17. Pls advise if in this recipe you have grilled the chicken or have baked it for 15 mins on convection mode. I have a microwave oven at home which has convection, girl and microwave option hence confused. Awaiting your reply, thanks for the recipe.

    1. Hy Mansi, In convection mode, cook the chicken for 15 mins. Once it is done, set the oven in grill mode for just 3 to 5 mins and grill it. This is just to get the chicken charred. Do try n let me know.

  18. Yeaahh even i want to know. Its confusing since you said pre- heat at 180 deg and you saying grill. Kindly, clear it soon

    1. Hi Maddy, As I mentioned above I cooked the chicken in convection mode. Once the chicken is cooked tender, I set the oven program in grill mode and grilled for few minutes just for smoky flavor.

    2. Thanx... i got now..would definately try this out.

  19. Hello jay..
    My oven has only micro n grill mode...can u tell me how can i make with these option


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  21. I have combination modes of micro+grill nd convection+micro
    So my doubt is in which mode I have to cook.plz clear my doubt.I bought oven in October I don't know how to use it

    1. Hy Roshini..u can cook in micro+grill mode for 12 mins. Check if chicken is cooked tender. Now set the mode for only grill mode and grill for 3 to 5 mins.

    2. Hy Roshini..u can cook in micro+grill mode for 12 mins. Check if chicken is cooked tender. Now set the mode for only grill mode and grill for 3 to 5 mins.

  22. I made chicken tandoori with your recipe..its just awesome

  23. Thank you for this great recipe!


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