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Tandoori chicken half

Tandoori chicken half recipe

Tandoori chicken recipe is a Indian popular cuisine dish  it is a delicious dish of chicken marinated with yoghurt, lemon juice,& spices & roasted in clay oven called tandoori 

 

Ingredients for Tandoori chicken half

 

Chicken whole legs-3 nos (approx -500 GM’s)

 

Marinate

Hung curd /yoghurt -5 tbsp

(Gross,-300 ml)

Kashmiri chilli powder -pinch (⅛ TSP)

Cumin powder -½ TSP

Garam masala powder -¾ TSP

Salt -1 TSP

Ginger garlic paste -3 TSP

Roasted & powdered kasuri methi ( dried Fenugreek leaves) -¾ TSP

Red food colour (optional) -pinch

Lemon juice – 2 TSP

Oil – 3 tbsp

 

Other ingredients

Butter or oil for basting – 2 tbsp

Ghee ,for smoke infusion 1 TSP

 

Preparation 

1.wash & pat dry the whole chicken legs 

2.Now make slits on them ,2 on thigh portion & on the leg

3.to make the hung curd,add around 300ml of curd or plain yoghourt in a strainer kept on a bowl & allow the water to drain completely this should take around

 

Marination

1.to make the marinate  ,take a bowl and add all the ingredients .whisk it well to make a uniform and smooth Marinade

  1. Now add the chicken legs to the marinade and mix it well making sure the marinate  coasts the chicken completely and massaged well inside the slits made earlier

3.now cover the bowl and keep in the refrigerator for around 6hrs for overnight

 

Process

Chicken recipes

1.Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan or tawa and place the chicken leg side by side ( make sure the chicken legs are completely coated with the marinate  do not add the balance marinate in the frying pan)

2.fry/roast these on low heat for around 5 mins

3.flip and roast it on low heat for another 5 mins

4.flip again and base it with 2 TSP butter

5.roast  it on low heat for 5 mins

6.flips & baste with the oil / butter in the pan 

7.roast it on low heat for another 5 mins

8.continue to baste with butter &roast on low heat till the chicken is tender

9.switch off,move the chicken legs on the side to make a place  in the center for small bowl

 

Infusing smoke for Tandoori flavour  

Optional steps  (Tandoori chicken half)

1.fire up a small piece of charcoal directly on the gas stove till it starts glowing

2.place & insert a small steel bowl or piece of foil in the middle of the pan

3.once the charcoal is ready,hold it with a tong & place it in the steel bowl

4.immediately drop Little ghee on the burning charcoal & close the lid immediately

5.keep it covered for 15 mins

6.remove coal & serve as a starter/ appetiser

 

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