This is a very common thought in the minds of most home cooks,and when ever i used to grill chicken and attempt to make Tandoori Chicken i was never satisfied with the results,i always felt something was missing in the marinade or the meat was not grilled right.
Finally i got hold of this amazing recipe and my Tandoori Chicken tasted perfect,it is very simple and basic and you will be pleased with the results.
Keep reading for making Great Tandoori Chicken at Home.
More griiling time means tough meat,and the marinade is burnt and all the flavour is gone.
Now is that Grilling? Of course not.
This way the meat stays dry with proper heat distribution and this helps in getting perfectly grilled meat which is juicy from inside.
Also brush butter or oil every 10 min,this helps in getting a good flavour and also prevents the meat from drying too much.
Recipe for Flavourful Tandoori Chicken
(Adjust the spices according to your taste)
~ Use chicken thighs or a whole chicken.I used a whole 1 kg chicken.
~ Wash the chicken pieces well and marinate for 5 min with salt and few drops of milk,this remove the bad chicken smell.Wash again.
~ Make 2/3 cuts on the flesh and then completely dry it with a paper towel,drying it helps for the marinade to coat the chicken pieces.
1 cup thick yogurt
4 tsp kashmiri red chili power
2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp pepper powder
Make a paste with 10 big garlic cloves,1/2 inch ginger and 4 green chili's adding only 1 tsp of the yogurt,then add the tandoori marination listed above.
Do not add salt at this stage.
Never add too much yogurt while grinding pastes as it will get very watery.
> Add the Spice Paste to the rest of the yogurt and mix,now add salt,then strain it.
Marinate the chicken with this,best over night,but minimum 2 hours is important for the flavours to get mixed.
> After your done with marination lay them out as shown in the pic above.
> Grill for 25/30 min.Brushing with oil and turning the meat so it cooks evenly.
> Serve with lemon and corriander dip.
Now your done !