Tandoori Chicken or Tandoori Chicken Tikka, the names are itself so tempting. Well, during these quarantine days, my Jugnu and I have been trying a lot of new dishes like Sponge Rasgulla, Aalo Poori etc. But we thought now is the time to shed some of those extra pounds we gained, so here’s presenting a delicious and easiest protein based meal for you all.
As you know I (jugni) always prefer to do things in a simplified manner, so I came out with this amazing recipe (after 8 tryouts) of Tandoori Chicken with blast of flavours and a few ingredients resting in your kitchen.
How to make Tandoori Chicken – Marinate–Grill/bake–Eat. It couldn’t get more simpler.
Here is the list of ingredients for Marinating Tandoori Chicken:
- Half chicken (400-500gms) – boneless and or with bones – your choice.
- 4 tablespoon yogurt or curd.
- one tablespoon each
- Garam Masala
- Cumin Powder
- Salt (jugni uses himalayan pink salt)
- Red Chilli Powder
- Coriander Powder
- Ginger Garlic Paste
- Kasuri Methi
- Kitchen King
- 1/2 tablespoon Turmeric
- 2 tablespoon Besan (chickpea flour)
- half lime
- 1and 1/2 mustard oil – Jugni’s magical tip for smokey flavor.
Marinate by mixing all the spices in yogurt and add chicken in a bowl. Cover it with a lid and let it rest in your fridge for at-least 6 hours. My jugnu sometimes does it overnight too.
Next steps – either grill on gas stove on medium high (10 mins each side), or air fry 170 degree celsius for 40-45 mins, or bake in oven at 180 degree celsius for 40 minutes (switch sides after 20 mins. 🙂 and enjoy the final product with some mint coriander chutney.
Jugni’s Special Tip – While marinating, use only mustard oil, no other oil would bring the smokey flavour as mustard.
For the first time, we have Jugnu’s Tip – Sprinkle lemon and chat masala on the final product, Tandoori Chicken. I totally rely on Jugnu’s recommendations because he brings out the finger licking taste of my creations.
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