Monday, 16 July 2007

Tandoori Chicken

This is a healthy recipe, I have used skinned chicken, low fat yogurt, and paprika and tomato puree instead of food colouring. Some of the bought tandoori spices contain lots of colour and MSG.

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1 large chicken, skinned and cut into 12 pieces
1 onion; finely cut
3 garlic cloves; minced
2 inch piece of ginger; grated
green chillies; minced
1 tspn tomato puree
2 tblspn paprika powder
2 tblspn coriander powder
1 tbl cumin powder
1/2 tspn garam masala
salt to taste
1 cup yogurt
1 lemon; juiced
2 tablespoons of olive oil





Method
1. Mix the onion, garlic, ginger, chilli, tomato pureee, salt, all the spices, olive oil, lemon juice and yogurt in a large bowl
2. Marinate the chicken in this mix ovenight
3. Heat the oven to 220 or 400, place the chicken (just the chicken coated with the marinade, don't be tempted to pour in the left over marinade; or you will not get nice crispy chicken)* into a greased dish. OR you can bbq the chicken
4. Bake for 30 minutes, or until brown.

Serve with a mango salsa, red leaf lettuce, orange and almon salad, smashed potatoes and spicy sweet corn curry

*You can use the leftover marinade to coat some vegetable / potatoes and bake in the oven

14 comments:

Asha said...

YUMMY! I think my kids will want to move in with you!:))
Mango salsa with Tandoori chicken sounds like a great meal.

Jyothi said...

looks yummy and great. Great combo of mango salsa and tandoori chicken. Enjoy...

Cinnamon said...

Ummm... Tandoori chicken... my all time Fav. Looks so delicious!!

Sabira said...

I agree store bought tandoori masala has a lot of color and msg.This is definitely a must try recipe...thnx!

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Jyothi said...

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Neelam said...

Looks Great...feel like eating right away..one of my favourites!

Sia said...

saju, i am a veggie but i think i can use the base masala for tandoori vegs

ramya said...

hi,
tandoori is my fav and i love mango salsa too.
i am new to ur blog thanku for visiting mine and leaving a comment.u have a nice blog here.

Srivalli said...

nicely explained...will try this out ..

Srivalli
www.cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com

Seema said...

I wanted to make tandoori corn and this recipe looks spicy and perfect for me.

Aruna Nayak said...

Hi Saju,

Tried ur recipe for tandoori chicken. My husband liked it very much. Its a good way for a vegetarian like me to cook nonveg, no fuss. Thanks.

Saju said...

thanks Aruna, great to know that the recipe worked for you.

Show Me The Curry said...

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Tandoori Chicken

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