Tandoori Chicken with Homemade Yogurt Marinade – Baked or Grilled

 

Tandoori Chicken huh? So where's the Tandoor or clay oven??? Smart question! Well, having a traditional tandoor or clay oven at home is not quite feasible. However, nowadays mini version of gas tandoor ovens which can be used at home are available in the market. I haven't quite thought of buying that yet, but I am sure it's definitely worth buying, so that I don't have to rush to an Indian restaurant if I get the craving for Tandoori chicken or Naan. Now, forget about buying tandoor and let's make tandoori chicken in our own kitchen without an actual tandoor. If you have a grill or oven, you could make the tandoori chicken which would taste like the restaurant ones. You just have to have a good marinade for the chicken. I am pretty confident that everyone out there must have heard of and most of you must have tasted tandoori chicken at least once. This is one of the dishes we all or at least I order without much thinking while dining in an Indian restaurant. Having said that, I felt

What you will need

Chicken legs or thigh-leg pieces- according to your needs, I used 5

Yogurt- 1 tbsp/chicken piece (I used 5 tbsp for 5 chicken legs)

Ginger-Garlic paste- 1½ tbsp

Chili powder- 2 tsp or according to your spice level

Paprika- ½ tsp

Ground pepper- ¼ tsp

Garam masala- ¾ tsp

Cumin powder- 1 tbsp

Coriander powder- 1½ tsp

Dried Fenugreek leaves or dried curry leaves - 1 tbsp

Lemon juice- juice of half lemon

Salt- to taste

Red food color (optional)- 1 tsp

Olive oil or Vegetable oil- 2 tbsp

Onion, cut thin and long- 2

Red peppers, cut into long stripes- 2

Carrot, cut into long stripes- 2

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