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Marination For Tandoori Chicken


Oct 17, 2012

PREPARATION TIME

COOKING TIME

SERVES

2

PREPARATION LEVEL

Medium

Tandoori Chicken is an all time favourite for all Indian food lovers. However, how much you love it depends on the marination of Tandori Chicken.

INGREDIENTS

    400g chicken
    1 tsp turmeric powder
    1 tsp coriander powder
    1 tsp cumin powder
    2 tsp garam masala powder
    2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
    1 tsp black pepper
    1 bowl of curd

DIRECTIONS

  • Score the chicken
  • TIP: Scoring means to make cuts on the meat, in this case chicken 
  • TIP: Scoring the chicken ensures the marinate seeps well inside
  • TIP: Scoring can be done with any meat when marinating
  • Score the chicken on both sides
  • Add 1 bowl of curd
  • TIP: Curd acts as a tenderiser and hence is used in marinations
  • TIP: You can use fresh curd or packaged curd
  • Now add 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder 
  • 1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • And add salt to taste
  • Mix all the ingredients together
  • Once mixed, start coating the chicken with the masala
  • TIP: Ensure the masala penetrates the scores made to pack the flavours in the chicken
  • Turn the chicken and coat it with the marinate
  • TIP: Ensure both the sides of the chicken are coated with the marinade
  • TIP: Use a flat surfaced as it gives space when marinating meat
  • Coat the second chicken piece in the same way
  • Keep aside

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