Sharing a recipe for Tandoori Fried Chicken today. Who doesn’t love ChickenTandoori!! A little description of the dish and its background before the recipe – Tandoor is a type of cylindrical clay oven, used to prepare the famous tandoori chicken. The chicken is marinated with yoghurt and spices and then grilled in the tandoor. The popular variations of this dish are chicken tikka and butter chicken.

I make this chicken using the short list of spices as mentioned in the ingredients below. At other times, I have used the store-bought Tandoori Masala pack also, but I prefer the home-made recipe. The food color I have used is optional. Though it is not ideal to use this, but I just love the attractive red color! You can replace red chilli powder with Kashmiri red chilli powder which has a dark red color. I shallow fried the chicken for a change. You can grill it in the oven or barbeque!



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Cuisine: Indian | Cooking time: 120 | mins Serving: 4 people

Chicken – 750 gm
Mustard Oil – 4 tbsp
Yoghurt – 2 tbsp
Red Chilli powder – 2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Salt – to taste
Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
Red food color – a pinch
Coriander & Onion rings for garnish


Clean and wash the chicken. Make incisions and keep aside.

In a bowl mix together yoghurt, mustard oil, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, garam masala powder and red food color. Beat with a whisk to combine well.

Pour the marinade onto the chicken, mix well, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours minimum.

Heat some mustard oil in a frying pan. Shallow fry the chicken until done.

Remove on a serving plate and garnish with coriander and onion rings. Serve with butter naan.

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02. November 2013 by Sadaf Ansari
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