Asian Home Recipe

Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Ingredients :


1/4 cup


4 cloves

1 tablespoon

3 teaspoons

1 tablespoon

1 tablespoon

1 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

1 cup

Chicken thighs

Lemon juice

Small onion, chopped


Grated fresh ginger

Coriander seeds

Cumin seeds

Lemon juice, extra




Pinch of chili powder

Red food coloring

Method :
  • Remove the skin from the chicken pieces and brush the flesh with lemon juice; cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  • Place the onion, garlic, ginger, coriander and cumin seeds, extra lemon juice and salt in a food processor and process until a smooth paste is formed.

  • Combine the spice paste with the paprika, chili powder and yoghurt, and mix together until smooth.

  • Add enough drops drops of food coloring to make the mixture a deep red color.

  • Place the chicken pieces in a large shallow dish, and spread liberally with the spicy yoghurt mixture.

  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate.

  • Marinate the chicken for at least 4 hours or overnight.

  • Preheat the oven to moderate 180oC. Place the chicken pieces on a wire rack over a large baking dish.

  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until the chicken pieces are tender and cooked through.

  • Serve with Naan bread or rice.


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