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tandoori chicken recipe
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Tandoori Chicken Recipe

The winner in this recipe is the sauce that compliments the tandoori chicken immensely, so make sure you serve it with the cilantro garlic sauce.
Course Dinner Recipes
Cuisine Indian
Keyword tandoori chicken recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 442kcal


  • 1 chicken , cut into 4 pieces (750 grams)

Marinate Chicken

  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic gaste
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoon yogurt
  • 5 tablespoon tandoori masala or less


  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 5 round red chillies
  • 2 twig curry leaves


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon garlic paste
  • 4 tablespoon cilantro or fresh corriander, grounded into paste with little oil


  • Salad leaves
  • Onions ring
  • Cucumber slices


For Chicken

  • Wash and pat dry the chicken pieces. Then, incise deep cuts in the chicken across the grains. (Check video for details.)
  • Mix all the ingredients of marinade in a bowl. Then rub marinade thoroughly over the chicken pieces . Rest the chicken for 30 minutes on the kitchen counter.
  • Then, heat oil in a pan and add all ingredients of tempering. Crackle the spices for few second then add chicken. Flip the chicken from side to side to coat it with the tempering.
  • Add water and cover the pan. Cook chicken for 20 minutes on medium heat until tender.
  • Serve chicken with fresh salad and cilantro garlic sauce drizzled over it.

For sauce:

  • While chicken marinates, prepare the sauce by grounded cilantro with little oil into a paste.
  • Mix this paste with mayonnaise and garlic paste. Sauce is ready.



You may marinate chicken up to 12 hours ahead, keep the marinated chicken in fridge.


Calories: 442kcal