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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Tandoori Chicken in an oven ( Spicy n tangy flavor with 2 tsp oil)

Tandoori chicken in an oven???Sounds funny right?? I too was under the same impression,how can you make tandoori without a tandoor but sadly I was mistaken.Tandoori chicken has been always my favourite when ever we used to dine out when I was in Delhi.So,I happened to browse through this recipe from Vah Reh Vah where Sanjay explains clearly this recipe in an oven.I was very much impressed and the very day I bookmarked this and tried it out after waiting patiently 8 hours marinating the chicken . The result is all in pictures ,all at home had a gala time,enjoyed it !!

Watch YouTube #shorts for Tandoori chicken recipe.

for marination
chicken drumsticks / thighs  6
yogurt 6 tbsp (thick in consistency)
lemon juice 3 tsp
chilly powder 1 tsp
pepper powder 1/2 tsp
cumin powder 1/2 tsp
coriander powder 1 tsp
garam masala (1/8 tsp of each-cloves,cinnamon,fennel seeds)
ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
food colour red or orange 1/4 tsp
oil 2tsp

for garnish
cilantro 3 sprigs
onion 1/2 sliced
lemon sliced 3-4

for topping
chaat masala
lemon juice
onion rings

  • Wash and clean the chicken ,drain water.Pat dry on a paper towel.
  • Pierce with fork all around the drumstick/ thighs and make gashes reaching till the bone.
  • Marinate first using half of chilly powder,salt and lime juice applying inside the gashes.
  • Make a paste using all the other ingredients except oil and apply evenly on all sides reaching everywhere.Pour oil at the end and mix well.
  • Marinate over night or 8 hours.(this is a very important step so that the masala seeps in)
  • Pre heat oven to 400-450 degrees F and place on a roasting tray and place the drum sticks removing the excess marinade.(I kept it at 425 degrees f)
  • Brush the top with oil and place it in the oven for 25 -30 minutes on one side and 20- 25 minutes on the other side after turning it up.
  • If you wish to have a more charred crust then,place the pieces on a girdle pan or non stick tawa and heat it for another 5 minutes without oil.(I haven't done that step)
  • Serve hot with  onion rings,lemon wedges and sprigs of cilantro.

Servings 6 tandoori drumsticks /thighs

Inside of the chicken pieces cooked n flavored

* You can squeeze lime and add a pinch of chaat masala which I have not done to add additional flavor.
* You can omit the addition of oil ,only drawback is you get a dry outer cover.I tried it that way too.

Sending this recipe to Serve It- Savory Baked Event hosted by Krithi's kitchen


Roshu said... Best Blogger Tips

looks sooo yummy dear......

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said... Best Blogger Tips

Colourful and delicious tandoori chicken pieces Dear.Neat recipe.Luv it.

Sumee said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh looks sooo delicious Julie..

cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi julie, now i can learn to make tandoori chicken in an oven from you.
if you say its nice, i believe you, i trust you got great taste...looking forward with thanks

Shema George said... Best Blogger Tips

Tandoori chicken is my fav too..I too grill it in the oven ....Yours looks extremely yummy!!

Neha said... Best Blogger Tips

What a lovely looking chicken...I am drooling....

turmericnspice said... Best Blogger Tips

ok am coming over to your place ......its too good just to look at !!!

Vineetha Sush said... Best Blogger Tips

Vahrevah is awesome rt ?? I have tried few recipes from him and never let me down,always comes out good,but never tried his tandoori,adding oil is new to me.. will help me get a moist one :)

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Rumana Rawat said... Best Blogger Tips

Very delicious:)

Prathibha Sreejith said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, I'm drooling. Tandoori chicken luks yumm. I too make it in oven and I use Shaan Tandoori masala along with other spices which gives the chicken color and nice flavor as well..

Nalini's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy and colorful chicken,my son's fav..

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so yummy and tempting...well done and i am inviting myself to your place...super good Julie!!!

Santosh Bangar said... Best Blogger Tips

fantastic recipe

Saji said... Best Blogger Tips

My mouth is watering ryt now

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Priyanka said... Best Blogger Tips

Stunning and delicious.
They look so perfect....m so tempted :)

aipi said... Best Blogger Tips

Chicken lovers will definitely grab it all :)

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

mouthwatering chicken, looks super delicious, love tandoori style and i make tandoori soya..

KrithisKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfectly done... you could send this to the baked event happening at our space..
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Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy and delicious. I am slowly becoming your fan for non-veg food.

JishasKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

ethu kalakki...looks so delicious, colorful and tempting,....yum yum

Amina Creations said... Best Blogger Tips

looks delicious... we make it slightly differently at home... must try this version too..

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said... Best Blogger Tips

i like tandoori chicken too, bookmarked your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks perfect Julie..Love to have those in one sitting.Yum !

zareena.b said... Best Blogger Tips

mmm... perfectly cooked tandoori chicken. Bookmarked this.

Nandinis food said... Best Blogger Tips

Slurp! It's aromatic and so juicy! I would love to have a piece!

Jayanthy Kumaran said... Best Blogger Tips

sooooooper tempting recipe..
Tasty Appetite

Lizy said... Best Blogger Tips

it took me down memory mom used to make this chicken in our small round oven!

Sarah Naveen said... Best Blogger Tips

I always make it in oven :)..Looks so so perfect dear! wanna grab some now :)

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect and so tempting!

Priya dharshini said... Best Blogger Tips

I am drooling most fav chicken dish...Wish i can eat this right now

Nitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks perfect.. yummy..

hemalata said... Best Blogger Tips

One of my favorite dish,tandoori chicken looks so delicious and very tempting too....

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DV said... Best Blogger Tips

Good recipe! Being a vegetarian, I'll probably try this with paneer :) The marinade sounds yummy!

Shilpakiran said... Best Blogger Tips

the dish looks really yumm and i am big follower of you ..keep visiting to my blog too..thank u for visiting .
each comments make me feel so motivated to experiment with new one .

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you all dear friends for the shower of inspiring comments!!

Richa Priyanka said... Best Blogger Tips

wow! mouthwatering!! I shd try this sometime!

Irene said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummmy :)

Teena said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks really delicious !!!