Delicious and Authentic Chicken Tandoori Recipe

Total Time: 150 minutes
Serving size: 12 servings

Chicken tandoori is a classic Nepali dish loved by many. This recipe is quick, easy and requires minimal ingredients to make. It is full of flavor, with a smoky and charred taste that accentuates the natural taste of the chicken. The deep cuts in the chicken pieces ensure that all sides are covered with the marinade for maximum flavor. The baking time may vary depending on your preference of crispiness or tenderness but overall should take around 2-3 hours until fully cooked. Serve it with stir-fried onions, bell peppers, and lime juice for more flavor.
Lb00132 Chicken Tandoori

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Sanju Kunwar
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Ingredients

-12 pieces of chicken drum sticks or thighs-½ cup of tandoori chicken powder-½ cup of plain yogurt-2 lemons-1 onion-1 green onion-2 tablespoons of mustard oil-1 red bell pepper (optional)-Aluminum tray or foil-Salt to taste

Method

1. Take Chicken pieces one by one and make 3-4 deep cuts.2. Mix yogurt, tandoori powder, mustard oil and salt as required.3. Mix the paste with chicken pieces and let it stand for at least 6 hours.4. After six hours arrange pieces in a tray, cover with aluminum foil.5. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes.6. Reduce heat to 250 F, and then bake and broil alternately in 30 min cycles for 2 hrs.7. Occasionally, take the tray out and rearrange the chicken pieces before putting them back in.8. If there is too much water drain it or if the chicken pieces look too dry, sprinkle some water mixed with lime juice on them .9. After baking is done, take the pieces out and brush off excess tandoori paste from them .10 . Put the pieces in an open tray in the oven for 2-3 minutes just to get them look crisp and dry.11. You can add a garnishing of stir-fried onions and bell-peppers and lime juice on the chicken before serving.
Chicken tandoori is a classic Nepali dish that has been enjoyed by generations. This recipe is quick, easy, and requires minimal ingredients to make. It is full of flavor, with a smoky and charred taste that accentuates the natural taste of the chicken. For maximum flavor, ensuring all sides are covered with the marinade mixture during preparation helps achieve that perfect balance of tenderness and crispiness when baking. Serve it with stir-fried onions, bell peppers, and lime juice for more flavor.
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