Monday, July 30, 2007

Tandoori Chicken Baked in Oven

DSC02708 The word Tandoori is synonomous to India. Tandoori Chicken is so famous in India as Pizza is in Italy.

My Tandoori chicken recipe is not made in the traditional Tandoori oven but can be baked in our home conventional oven or on a Barbaque Oven.

It has a simple recipe and except for the time to bake all that takes is a 3-5 minutes to prepare the marinade for marinating the chicken overnight.

It tastes better when consumed fresh and hot. So at times when we feel we may not finish all the chicken that is marinated, bake only the amount that can be finished at that time. We can save the remaining for the next day to bake it fresh.

Chicken Thighs with Drum sticks : 4 (Skin and fat removed)
Magarine to coat a Baking Tray lined with foil.
Yogurt : 1/4 cup
Ginger Garlic Paste : 1 Tbsp
Tandoori Chicken Masala : 2 Tbsp ( I use Kissan Brand)
Finely chopped Mint and Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
Salt - to taste
Oil - 1 tsp
A hint of Seekh & Bihari Kabab Masalas - 1 tsp together ( I use Shan brand)
Red chilly powder - 1/4 tsp (for extra spice)

1. Prepare marinade with the marination ingredients above.
2. Marinate the chicken in the marinade masala, preferably overnight or atleast for 3 hours, in the fridge.
DSC02557 3. Pre heat the oven for 350 C,
4. Arrange the Chicken on the foiled tray and place it in the oven to bake for 20 - 25 minutes on one side.
5. Now drain off the excess water and the oil that comes out of the baking chicken in the tray and turn the chicken peices and bake them on this side for another 10 - 15 minutes.
6. Again drain off any excess oil and water, turn the chicken again and bake for 5 minutes more for the final finish and the red color.
7. Remove the tray from the oven, keep aside for 5 minutes and then transfer the chicken peices into the serving plate.

This is served with a salad, slices of cucumber, onions and lemon.


Mishmash ! said...

Hey Rina...thanks for coming by my blog...else I would have missed this recipe. Hope to see more of such recipes :)


rv said...

hey this is such a wonderful thing to do, guess not much oil gets consumed this way right? Thanks for the marinade recipe:)

PM said...

Please look in the blog - . I have just started the blog but hope to post more of the recipies. I am not a chef and cook only on weekends. Please leave your comment and do try it out for sure.

-Y said...


I just wanted to say Thank You, for this recipe..i tried it tonight and its a KEEPER FOREVER and it really came out better than eating husband thought i had ordered take out.

For those who want to try it.... the recipe says to place ur oven at 350 C...but since im in the US....if i convert that it would be 662 F and our home ovens only go to 500 F. Sooo, i placed mine at 450F and cooked it on one side for 20-25mins, then drained the liquids like it says and cooked on otherside for 15 mins and then again flipped for another 5 mins and then flipped last time for another 5 it says...and it was donee...w/in an hour....the big trick is to have DEEP SLITS throughout the chicken so it can cook inside and out.

For a BBQ taste without the grill, i placed all pcs in a wok, lit a coal and placed it in the middle and poured some oil over and it and covered it til ready to serve. and Voila... :-D

Hope my tips help....

Nicky said...

Hi Rina, thanks for sharing this recipe. I am new to indian cooking and this inspired me. God bless you and your family.

Anonymous said...

lovely recipe! thanks!

Nags said...

This is really good receipe....tandoor is one of my all time favorite and today i tried that at home and came out really well.

frenzies said...

hi Rina,
i am yet to try out the recipe. i have one question though - the instructions says, perheat the oven to 350C. how do i do that. please do realise that i am not a regular user of the oven and so far i am setting the timers for making maggi and boiling eggs. can u give me the same in time-terms?

the oven i have is a Samsung-grill model and currently there are two switches - one for setting the time and the other one is set to 700W.
can u please help me with this?


Vivek Majhi said...

I am vivek. an 18yo guy from orissa.
my friends loved it.

Love to cook.

CAG said...

Oh thank you for this recipe! I looooveee tandoori chicken and knew it had to be easy to make, I just didn't know what was on it! I can't wait to try it this week!

Growing Up Toronto said...

I'm going to try it tonight! mmmmmmm! Thanks!!!

nursemary said...

I don't have yogurt. Do you think that this recipe will work with sour cream? Thanks

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