- Olive oil 2 tablespoons
- Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
- Cumin powder 1 teaspoon
- Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon
- Red chili powder ½ teaspoon
- Garam masala 2 teaspoons
- Paprika 1½ teaspoons
- Plain Yogurt 1 cup,well-beaten
- Lemon juice 1 tablespoon
- Cloves Garlic 4, grated
- Ginger 1 tablespoon, grated
- Salt 1 teaspoon • 1 kcal
- chicken full legs 4 whole skinless and bone-in (thighs and legs)
Tandoori chicken is traditionally cooked in the ‘tandoors’ or the bell-shaped clay ovens. However, you need not worry in case you don’t have access to this special oven to cook the most incredible tandoori chicken. This very spiced and drool-worthy Indian chicken preparation is very simple to prepare even at home. Just, keep the charcoals handy to grill this marinated chicken in the barbeque oven, or infuse the charcoal fumes in the chicken prepared in a griller, or even in a regular electric oven.
Heat the oil in a small pan and then add coriander, cumin, turmeric, red chili, garam masala, and paprika. Mix it all slightly and then cook the spices on low flame for about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
Turn off the heat and let this spiced oil cool. Mix lemon juice, garlic, ginger, and salt with the yogurt. Stir in the spiced oil and mix everything well.
Slash or slit the chicken at some places and then add chicken to the marinade. Coat the chicken well with marinade. Cover and refrigerate the chicken for about 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees C and line a baking tray with aluminum foil. Place the marinated chicken and bake it for 20 minutes. Flip the chicken and then broil it for 10 minutes each on both sides.
Now, lightly char the chicken over a gas flame to get slight blackish streaks on it. Serve hot with sliced onion, lemon slice, and enjoy!
You can also use ghee instead of oil for this preparation. To give it an even earthier flavor, place the cooked chicken in a large bowl. Heat some charcoals until it turns red. Transfer the hot charcoals in a small bowl and then place it in the center of the large bowl with cooked chicken. Add a small drizzle of ghee and quickly cover the large bowl so that the coal fumes do not escape easily. Uncover and remove the coal after a while to savor the tandoori chicken with incredible flavors of tandoor!
Nutritional information (per serving): 260 Calories, 12.5g Total fat (2.8g Saturated fat, 1.8g Polyunsaturated fat, 6.7g Monounsaturated fat), 108.8mg Cholesterol, 738.9mg Sodium, 463.8mg Potassium, 5.8g Total carbohydrates (0.1g Dietary fiber, 4.5g Sugars), 29.8g Protein