Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Tandoori Chicken Recipes

Ingredients :

1.25 kg

1 tablespoon


1 tablespoon

2 teaspoons

2.5 cm

300 ml

chicken joints, skinned

lime juice


Tandoori Masala

Garam Masala

piece fresh root ginger, grated

natural yoghurt

lime wedges and coriander leaves, to garnish


Method :
  1. Wash chicken joints and pat dry with absorbent kitchen paper, then make 2-3 cuts in meaty parts.

  2. Place chicken in a shallow non-metallic dish.

  3. Sprinkle with lime juice and salt and set aside.

  4. Put onion, tandoori masala, garam masala, ginger, salt and yogurt into a blender or food processor fitted with a metal blade and process until smooth and frothy.

  5. Leave to marinate in a cool place for 6 hours or overnight.

  6. Preheat oven to 200oC (400oF), Gas 6.

  7. Drain excess marinade form chicken joints and place them in a roasting tin.

  8. Cook for 25-30 minutes, until tender and well browned.

  9. Serve hot, garnished with lime wedges and coriander leaves.

Serves 4

To make Tandoori Masala, grind 1 tablespoon each of cumin and coriander seeds, stir in 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper and a few drops of red food coloring and mix well.

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