Chicken Tandoori

  Sep 02, 2020 |   Yasmin Alam |
  • 6 serves
  • 02h:00m prep
  • 01h:00m cook

Tandoori Chicken is a chicken dish prepared by roasting chicken marinated in yogurt and spices in a tandoor, a cylindrical clay oven. The dish originated from the Indian subcontinent and is popular in many other parts of the world.

  • Chicken (1.5kg) – Medium to Big Pieces
  • Tandoori Chicken Masala
  • Dahi (Curd) 350gm
  • Ginger garlic paste 150 gram
  • Lemon – 1
  • Salt – 1 tablespoon
  • Masala: Jeera/Cumin 4 tablespoon, kali Miri 1 tablespoon, Chilli powder(Kashmiri Lal Mirch) – 1 table Spoon, garam masala 2 spoons.
  • Tip: Make Ginger, Garlic and chilli paste to use. As we will be using chilli powder too kindly adjust chilli according to your taste. For Spicy use 12-15 Green chillies
Cooking Instructions


Chicken marination (min 2 hours for the best result -> overnight marination/4-6hrs)

1st Marination: Add Lemon 2 lemon juice and Salt 1 spoon and leave it for 15-30mins.

2nd Marination: Add Curd, Jeera powder, kali Miri powder, Chicken Tandoori masala, Garam masala, Mirchi powder (Kashmiri Lal Mirch for color), Ginger garlic paste and keep chicken aside for marination for 2hrs.

NOTE: Minimum marination time 2hrs(including both marination). Overnight marination/4-6hrs will give the best result. You can keep the marinated chicken overnight in the fridge/ or marinate the chicken in the morning if you want to cook tandoori for the evening.


  • For people who have a tandoor at home can add the chicken piece in grill and cook the same.
  • For people who don’t have a tandoor at home follow the below step.
    • Cover the stove near the burner with foil paper to avoid getting the stove very dirty.
    • Put the Grill stand on the stove and put the gas flame ON.
    • Add 3-4 pieces and cook in low-medium flame to avoid burning.

Tips: After all the pieces have been cooked, if coal is available then keep the burning coil in a small bowl in between the chicken pieces and add 1 spoon of ghee and cover and keep it for 15min for more smoky flavor.


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