Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tandoori Chicken

I have tried few different recipes for Tandoori chicken and this one comes closer to the restaurant style Tandoori chicken. Here goes the recipe for the same.


  1. Chicken Legs - 3 or 4
  2. Lime/Lemon juice - 1 tbs
  3. Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  4. Ginger paste - 2 tsp
  5. Garlic paste - 2 tsp
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Thick yogurt - 2 tbs
  8. Kasoori methi / dried fenugreek leaves - 1 tbs
  9. Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
  10. Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
  11. Dijon mustard - 1 tsp
  12. Chaat masala - 1/4 tsp
  13. Butter - 2 tbs


  1. Wash and clean chicken and make slits on the chicken pieces
  2. Marinate chicken with ingredients from 2 to 6 and let it rest overnight in the fridge
  3. Next day, marinate chicken again with ingredients from 7 to 11 and keep it aside for a minimum of 1 hr
  4. Preheat oven to 400F heat
  5. Butter a small wire rack and place chicken on it with a tray below it. There will be drippings from the chicken.
  6. Apply 1 tbs butter on chicken and place the wire rack with tray in the preheated oven
  7. Grill for 30 minutes and then flip the chicken pieces and apply rest of the butter
  8. Increase the temperature to 450F and grill for about 20 minutes more. It is good to check in between to make sure chicken is not burning
  9. Once grilled, sprinkle some chaat masala on the grilled chicken and serve it with lemon wedges and mint chutney


  1. Looks yummy.. Can this be prepared in otg?

  2. Looks yummy.. Can this be prepared in otg?

    1. Hello, thanks for the comment. You should be able to make it in otg, but you will have to adjust your temperature and time according to your otg i think.

  3. I have tried two times to follow your steps and get amazing ,Especially thanks for sharing with us Tandoori Chicken

  4. One of my favorite dish ,I have tried it two times to follow your steps and get amazing taste,if you want to get more spicy use Kashmiri red chili powder it provide color as well as taste.Thanks for introducing this authentic dish Tandoori Chicken