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Authentic Recipe of Tandoori Chicken. Mouthwatering Indian Traditional Roasted Chicken from Punjab.

Tandoori Chicken is a type of roasted chicken that is marinated in yogurt and spices. Traditionally, it is made in a Tandoor, which is a metal oven.

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The Indian Traditional Roasted Chicken or Tandoori Chicken is a type of roasted chicken marinated in yogurt and spices. The dish is made in a tandoor, which is a traditional metal oven. Hence, the name of the dish is “Tandoori Chicken.”

Tandoori Chicken originated in Punjab before the partition of India. It was popularized at Moti Mahal in Delhi by Kundan Lal Jaggi and Kundal Lal Gujral, who founded the Moti Mahal restaurant.

It is also a precursor of another famous Indian dish called Butter Chicken. The dish began when a tandoori chicken was left with tomatoes and butter overnight. It is garnished with onions and lemon wedges. The dish is served with steamed rice or various sauces or dips.

Mouthwatering Indian Traditional Roasted Chicken from Punjab. Authentic Recipe of Tandoori Chicken.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: तंदूरी चिकन
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 40 minutes
Main Cooking Method Baked – Cooked in Oven, Marinated



  • 500 grams (1.1 lb) Chicken
  • ½ cup Greek Yougurt
  • ¾ tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • ¼ tsp Black Peppercorn Crushed
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder – Curcuma Powder
  • 1 tsp Dried Fenugreek Leaf – Kasuri Methi
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 4 tbsp Oil
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  • In a mixing bowl, add Greek yogurt.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste, Garam Masala, red chili powder, salt, turmeric, fenugreek leaves, pepper powder, and coriander powder.
  • Pour oil and lemon juice. Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Make slits all over the chicken and add to the bowl.
  • Make sure the marinade will fully coat the chicken including the slits.
  • Cover and set the chicken aside for 6 hours.
  • Preheat the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Place a tray under a well-greased wired rack to collect the drippings.
  • Grill the chicken for 15 minutes.
  • Set the oven to broil mode and keep it there for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken.
  • Brush the drippings all over the chicken. And serve.

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Cooking tip for making Tandoori Chicken

  • Adjust grilling time according to the size of the chicken.
  • The longer you marinate, the better the flavor.
  • Kashmiri red chilies give the chicken a rich red color without making it too hot.

What to serve with Tandoori Chicken?

Garnish the Tandoori Chicken with onions and lemon wedges and serve with steamed rice, sauces, and dips.

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