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Monday, 26 May, 2008

Tandoori Chicken

This is a fairly easy recipe to make tandoori chicken. Tandoori chicken is usually made in a clay oven called the tandoor, but this can be made at home in the oven or on a grill.


  1. 1 1/2 kg. chicken pieces (cut into braai/barbecue) pieces
  2. 1 tblsp. chilli powder
  3. 1/2 inch ginger
  4. 5-6 cloves of garlic
  5. 1/4 cup curds (plain yogurt)
  6. Juice of one lime
  7. 2 drops of red food colour or tandoori colour available from indian shops
  8. salt to taste


  • Grind the chilli powder, ginger and garlic to a fine paste.
  • Mix it with curd/yogurt, lime juice, red colour and salt.
  • Marinate the chicken pieces in this mixture for 4-5 hours.
  • Take out the pieces and roast directly over the grill until the pieces are soft and dry.
  • Serve it with tomato and onion salad.