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Grilled Tandoori Chicken


Tandoori chicken is a traditional Indian dish full of bold and spicy flavors! A 6-12 hours of marinade and a few minutes on the grill will deliver this tasty dish. Traditionally, tandoori chicken is made in a tandoori clay oven. However this dish can be made on the grill, grilling pan  and I promise it’s just as good as clay oven. Technically you can bake it too but I think the flavor from the grill helps give it that rustic touch that you’d get in an authentic restaurant.

Ingredients For First Marinade

  • Chicken quarters 4
  • Kashmiri red chili powder 2 teaspoon
  • red hot chili powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste

Ingredients For Second Marinade

  • Yogurt 1/2 cup
  • Garam masala 2 teaspoons
  • Jeera powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Chaat masala 1 teaspoon
  • kashmiri chili powder 2 teaspoons
  • Red hot chili powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ginger garlic paste 2 teaspoon (optional)
  • Cooking oil 2-3 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing

Instructions For First Marinade:

  1. Clean ,wash and dry the chicken leg quarters and put them in wide mixing bowl.
  2. Add  kashmiri chili powder, hot chili powder, turmeric powder lemon juice and salt to taste to the chicken quarters.
  3. rub all the ingredients on chicken quarters nicely.
  4. Set aside for at least 20-30 minutes.

Instructions For Second Marinade:

  1. Hang the yogurt in muslin cloth for 1 hour, and set aside.
  2. Now add the hung yogurt to wide mixing bowl.
  3. Add garam masala powder ,jeera powder, chaat powder, kashmiri chili powder, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste (optional), oil salt to taste and mix all the ingredients well.
  4. Take one leg quarter at a time and rub the masala nicely and set aside, do the same procedure for rest of the leg quarters and arrange them in a box or bowl.
  5. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 12-24 hors.

Instructions For Grilling:

  1. Heat the grilling pan , once the pan is hot enough grease the pan with oil.
  2. Put the marinated leg quarters in a hot greased grilling pan and cook covered on medium/low flame until done on one side , it roughly takes around 10-15 minutes.
  3. Turn over the leg quarters and grill on the other side until done.
  4. Transfer the grilled chicken to pre decorated serving plate, garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
  5. Serve hot with naan.
  6. Enjoy.

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