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Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori chicken is the most popular healthy dish in Indian cusine.It is actually roasted chicken with yoghurt and spices.


1 whole chicken cut into 8 pieces (size 10)
1 tablespoon chilli powder
1 tablespoon coriander powder
1 tablespoon cumin powder
1 tablespoon chat masala
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1 teaspoon garlic paste
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon garam masala powder
1 teaspoon grinded black pepper

Tandoori Chicken

1 teaspoon dry fenugreek leaves
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons oil
4 tablespoons thick yoghurt (Greek yoghurt)
1/2 teaspoon Saffron imitation

Salt to taste

How to Make

  1. You need to cut 2-3 long slits on each chicken piece. Mix salt, 1 tablespoon chilli powder and lemon juice together and apply this paste over the chicken pieces especially over the slits. Keep aside.
  2. Now make marination with all the spices (coriander, cumin, rest of chilli, chat masala, garam masala, dry fenugreek leaves, black pepper and saffron imitation), salt and yogurt to a paste. Add chicken to the yoghurt mixture and make sure all pieces coated well. Cover it and let it set for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator. I like to let it set overnight.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°c. Grease the baking tray.
  4. Take out the chicken from the refrigerator and add the oil. Now place the chicken pieces over the tray.  And cook for 30-35 minutes until it becomes tender.
  5. Take out from oven and serve hot.