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How To Make Tandoori Chicken

May 08, 2018







Straight from a Punjabi kitchen, Tandoori Chicken has been an instant hit through the years. Chicken is marinated in aromatic spices and grilled to perfection. Watch and learn this mouth-watering recipe in just a few steps by Chef Sadaf.


    5-6 smaller skinless Chicken Drumsticks
    Juice of 1 Lime
    ½ teaspoon Salt
    ½ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
    ½ teaspoon Chili Powder
    ½ teaspoon finely chopped Garlic
    3-4 teaspoons Butter
    3 tablespoons of tandoori masala
    Fresh Coriander
    1 tablespoon garam masala powder
    2 tablespoons Curd
    Tandoori masala
    2 teaspoon Ginger powder
    2 teaspoon Garlic powder
    1 teaspoon Nutmeg powder
    1 teaspoon Dry Red food color or dry beetroot powder (see above pic)
    1 tablespoon Kasthoori methi or Fenugreek seeds
    2 -4 Cinnamon sticks
    2 teaspoon Cloves
    2 teaspoon Mace
    3 tablespoon Cumin seeds
    4 tablespoon Coriander seeds
    2 teaspoon Black peppercorns
    2 teaspoon Black cardamom
    2 teaspoon Green Cardamom
    Salt to taste


Make some slits into chicken drumsticks and then add in tandoori masala, garam masala, nutmeg powder, ginger powder, lime juice, kasthoori methi, salt, red chili powder turmeric powder, curd and mix them together.
Marinate the chicken drumsticks thoroughly with this first marination and let it stand for at least 1 hour.
In a separate bowl add chopped garlic, butter, and fresh coriander leaves.
Preheat the oven to 220 C/ 430 F.
In a baking tray, place your chicken drumsticks and cover them with the garlic infused melted butter and bake it for 10-15 minutes.
Add the prepared garlic paste on top of the chicken drumstick and let it bake for another 5 minute
Serve hot with roomali roti, and salad or eat just by itself with some extra lemon juice on top.

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Sadaf Hussain is a MasterChef India 2016 finalist, TedX speaker and food and travel enthusiast. When he's not cooking delicious dishes for IFN Hindi, he blogs at

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