Tandoori Chicken is the most popular one from the Punjabi Cuisine. It has gained popularity worldwide and is the most preferred Indian snack.
Chicken .... 1/2 Kg (Leg and thigh pieces)
Ginger garlic paste ....1 tbsp.
Curd ....1/4 cup or 1 tbsp lemon juice
Orange red food colour
Garam Masala .... 1 tsp
Cumin powder ... 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Tandoori masala powder ....1tbsp *
(see recipe in spice powders)
1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
2. Clean the chicken pieces, rub the masala and marinate for 4-5 hours.
3. Pre-heat the oven at(200 degrees C)and roast the chicken for 40 - 45 minutes turning it once.
4. For chicken tikka use the same marination and boneless chicken cubes.
Tip: When the chicken is done, hold the pieces over gas using the tongs to give it a burnt (tandoor/restaurant) look.