Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Tandoori chicken is one of the most popular dishes in Pakistan. The name ‘tandoori’ simply means cooked in a ‘tandoor’ or a very hot oven, often made of clay. but nowadays you can cook in the normal oven.
The chicken is marinated in a yogurt seasoned with garam masala - garlic, ginger, cumin, cayenne pepper, and other spices depending on the recipe.


2 1/4 lbs. of Chicken Legs (skinned)
1 tbsp. of Lemon Juice
1 tsp. of Yellow Food Coloring
1/2 tsp. of Red Food Coloring
1 1/2 tbsp. of Corriander (grounded) (Pisa Dhania)
1 tbsp. of Paprika
1 tbsp. of Cumin (grounded) (Pisa Zeera)
1 tsp. of Salt
1 1/4 cup of Plain Yogurt
1 tbsp. of Fresh Ginger (grated)
1 tsp. of Garlic Paste (Pisa Lasan)
1/4 cup of Ghee or Vegetable Oil


1) Remove and discard skin from chicken legs, lengthwise. Mix lemon juice, yellow and red food coloring in a cup. Brush chicken with this mixture to coat.

2) Mix Corriander, Paprika, Cumin, and salt in a cup. And sprinkle this mixture over the chicken legs in a shallow glass bowl, turning chicken and spreading spices to evenly coat.

3) Mix yogurt, ginger, and garlic in a small bowl. Pour yogurt mixture over the chicken legs, turning pieces to coat. Marinate, covered, in a refrigerator, turning pieces occasionaly, for 4 to 6 hours. And let chicken legs stand in marinade, covered, at room temprature for 1 more hour before cooking.

4) Preheat oven to 500F. Remove chicken from bowl, shaking off as much as marinade as possible. Place chicken in single layer in a greased shallow baking pan; Brush chicken with 2 tablespoons of ghee or oil. Bake chicken for 12 minutes. Turn pieces over; brush with the remaining 2 tablespoons ghee or oil. Continue baking until chicken is cooked well and tender, (approximately) about another 15 minutes longer or until done.


  1. aish... ayam tandoori kesukaan keluarga akang lho.. cuma tie ga tau masaknya tie inget ribet eh... ternyata boleh juga yah...

  2. kalau gue...perincah(kalau indo panggil perincah ke?) gue beli dekat kedai then marinade with chicken...masuk dlm microwave...tunggu bunyi beep 4x...last sekali bolehlah dimakan...hiks

  3. mbak tie kalo mo lebih gampang, pake aja bumbu tandoori yg jadi tinggal dicampuri ama yogurt n lemon jus, trus dipanggang, lebih gampang mbak

  4. kalo di indo dipanggil bumbu cello, nah itu lebih gampang lagi hehehe...


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