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Tandoori Chicken | Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Chicken marinated in yogurt, spices and cooked in a tandoor. The chicken get its charred flavour through the cooking.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Marination Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • Chicken - 1 whole chicken cut into 10 pieces
  • Butter or Ghee for Brushing on top
  • Chat Masala for Sprinkling on top
  • For First Marination:
  • Chilli Powder - 1 tblspn
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon Juice - 2 to 3 tblspn
  • For Second Marination:
  • Thick Unsour Curd / Yogurt - 1 cup
  • Chilli Powder - 1 tblspn
  • Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 2 tblspn
  • Cumin Powder - 2 tsp
  • Chat Masala Powder - 1 tblspn
  • Black Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1 tblspn
  • Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
  • Red Food Colouring a pinch
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tblspn
  • Kasuri Methi Leaves - 1 tblspn


  • Take chicken in a bowl, make deep slits on them. Add salt, chilli powder and lemon juice to them and mix well. Leave this aside for 30 mins.
  • Now take second marination ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Pour this over the marinated chicken and mix well.
  • Leave this to marinate for 6 hours or over night.
  • Next day, remove it and let it come to room temp.
  • Preheat oven to 250 Degree C.
  • Now place the chicken over a foil lined baking tray and pop it in oven for 5 mins, remove it and flip over, apply leftover marination over it if you have any and bake it for 5 more mins.Remove the tray from oven, apply ghee all over it.
  • Now reduce the oven temp to 180 degree C and bake it for 10 more mins.
  • Remove it and flip over and apply ghee all over it and bake it for 10 more mins.
  • Remove it and flip over and apply ghee all over it and bake it for 10 more mins.
  • Now remove it and set aside. Mean time, increase the oven temp to 250 degree C and set the mode to grill.
  • Place the tray near to the grill and cook it for 5 mins till you see some black spots over the chicken.
  • Remove it from oven, give a final glaze with ghee and sprinkle some chat masala over it.
  • Serve.


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