Tandoori Chicken is one more addition to the favourite list of Indians. It is easy to make and tasty to eat, what more do you look for in a dish? The chicken is marinated in a spicy and tangy mixture overnight and is grilled and roasted for the best taste. Here is a recipe covering both the style of cooking, choose the one which suits you.

Preparation Time: overnight (for marination)tandoorichicken
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4

  • 800g Chicken
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tbsp garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp ginger paste
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion (cut into rings)
  • 1 lemon (cut into wedges)

Preparation Instructions:

  • Cleanly wash the chicken, prick the flesh with a fork and make slashes for marinade to penetrate. keep aside in a non-reactive bowl.
  • Take yogurt, lemon juice, ginger paste, garlic paste, red chilli powder, salt, garam masala and mustard oil in a bowl and mix well.
  • Pour this mixture over the chicken and rub it well on the flesh by turning the chicken. Cover it and refrigerate overnight. Take it out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking.
  • You can cook it in two styles; roasted or grilled. Here are both the styles, so follow the steps according to your choice.
  • If your are using grilling method, heat the tandoor to moderate (when white ash covers the coal). Take off the chicken from the marinade and brush it with oil.
  • Apply oil on the grill rack and place the chicken piece over it. Cover it and cook for 45 minutes while turning 3 to 4 times in between.
  • In case you are using roasting method, preheat the oven to 450 degrees and brush the chicken with oil. Place it in a roasting pan on the rack. Cook for 25 minutes.
  • Tandoori chicken is ready, serve it by garnishing with onion rings and lemon wedges.


  • When you turn the chicken while cooking, apply some butter over it for a buttery taste.

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