Tandoori Chicken is most Indian famous recipe. Hold favourite chicken leg piece in your hand and squeeze a spoon of lemon juice enjoy it. Prepare tandoori chicken especially for occasions and weekend to make a special day.

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The time required to prepare tandoori chicken is 55 minutes. Marinating the chicken in yoghurt and all spices is most important in this recipe. Marinate chicken for 35 minutes and cook on the stove for 20 minutes. Without oven.

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I have used chicken leg pieces which is available in any chicken centre. preparing tandoori chicken in five steps. The first step is to slit the chicken leg pieces, the second step is adding spices in a bowl, the third step is marinating chicken leg piece.

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The fourth steps are cooking chicken leg piece in low flame and the fifth step is to garnish with coriander leaves, lemon wedges, onion rings and serve.

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Tandoori chicken video:

Recipe card for tandoori chicken:

tandoori chicken | chicken tandoori | chicken starter
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Resting time:
30 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

The flavorful marinated chicken fried at low flame without an oven can serve as a snack or with the main meal.

Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chicken recipes, chicken starters, chicken tandoori, tandoori chicken
Servings: 2
Ingredients
Ingredients for tandoori chicken
  • Chicken leg pieces - 3
  • Oil - 4 spoons
For marination
  • Curd - 3 spoons
  • Ginger and garlic paste - 1 1/2 spoon
  • salt - 1 spoon
  • Garam masala - 1 spoon
  • Red chilli powder - 1 spoon
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 spoon
  • oil- 1 spoon
  • Lemon juice- 1 spoon
For garnish
  • Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
  • Lemon wedges - 4
  • Onion rings - 4
Instructions
Procedure for tandoori chicken:
Wash and slit chicken pieces:
  1. Wash chicken leg pieces and drain water, place them on a plate.
  2. Take a knife to create 2 slits on both sides of the chicken leg piece and set aside.
  3. so that our chicken will absorb all the spices and gives a delicious taste.

Preparing masala spices:
  1. Take a bowl to add yoghurt, salt, ginger and garlic paste, garam masala powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder mix well.
  2. Squeeze lemon juice gives a mix.
  3. Add a spoon of oil mix well all the ingredients to form masala texture.
Marinating chicken leg pieces:
  1. Take a chicken leg piece dip into the masala texture.
  2. Mix chicken leg piece coated with spices completely.
  3. Set aside, repeat the same for all of them.
  4. Marinate the chicken leg piece for 30 minutes.
(4)Cooking marinated chicken leg pieces:
  1. Heat a pan over low flame add oil and marinated chicken leg piece.
  2. Add remaining masala texture to the pan.
  3. close the lid and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Open the lid turn the marinated chicken leg piece on the other side and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Tandoori chicken is ready to serve.
Garnish:
  1. Serve tandoori chicken with onion rings, coriander leaves and lemon wedges.

Step by step procedure for tandoori chicken:

(1) Wash and slit chicken leg pieces:

Wash chicken leg pieces and drain water, place them on a plate. Take a knife to create 2 slits on both sides of the chicken leg piece and set aside. So that our chicken will absorb all the spices and gives a delicious taste.

(2) Preparing masala spices:

Take a bowl to add yoghurt, salt, ginger and garlic paste, garam masala powder, red chilli powder and turmeric powder.

Mix well all the spices.

Squeeze lemon juice gives a mix.

Add a spoon of oil mix well all the ingredients to form masala texture.

(3) Marinating chicken leg pieces:

Take a chicken leg piece dip into the masala texture. Mix chicken leg piece coated with spices completely.

Set aside, repeat the same for all of them. Marinate the chicken leg piece for 30 minutes.

(4) Cooking marinated chicken pieces:

Heat a pan over low flame add oil.

Add marinated chicken leg pieces.

Add remaining masala texture to the pan.

Close the lid and cook for 10 minutes.

Open the lid turn the marinated chicken leg piece on the other side and cook for 10 minutes. Tandoori chicken is ready to serve.

(5) Garnishing tandoori chicken:

  • Tandoori chicken is ready to serve.
  • Garnish tandoori chicken with onion rings, coriander leaves and lemon wedges and serve.

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