Tandoori chicken is a popular North Indian dish that consists of chicken thighs and is cooked with yogurt and spices. Like all other Indian chicken recipes, this dish is very delicious and spicy and you can have it in your perfect family dinners or can even enjoy it at family gatherings.
As the name describes tandoori chicken, the right way to cook this dish is in traditional Indian tandoor (cylindrical clay oven) but if you don’t have one, you can simply make it in the grill skillet or any pan available. Have it as a sideline with white rice or as it is.
Prep Time – 10 Minutes
Cook Time – 25 Minutes
Yield – 4
Difficulty Level – Easy
- 2 pounds chicken thigh pieces
- Salt as needed
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons corn flour
- ½ cup milk
- ¼ teaspoon food color
- 1 teaspoon red chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic paste
- 1 teaspoon ginger paste
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon green chili powder
- 2 green chilies
- 1 onion (thinly sliced)
- Oil for frying
- ¼ teaspoon garam masala
- 2 lemon wedges for garnishing
- ½ teaspoon chaat masala
- Take chicken thighs in a bowl and add lemon juice, garam masala, coriander powder, cumin, yogurt, red chili powder, garlic paste and ginger and mix well until fully coated. Season with salt and black pepper and place in a refrigerator for an hour.
- Heat 2 to 3 tablespoon oil in a pan and add the marinated chicken thigh along with the marinade sauce and cook at medium high flame for 5 to 6 minutes on one side than change the side and again cook 5 to 6 minutes or until the marinade sauce dried up and the chicken is golden.
- In the meanwhile make syrup of corn flour, milk and food color and mix well.
- Pour the syrup and green chili powder onto the chicken and be sure to cover properly and evenly. Cook for about 5 to 6 more minutes or until the chicken is golden brown and fully fried.
- Take out in a serving dish season with chaat masala and garnish with sliced onions and lemon wedges.