Friday, July 24, 2009

Oven-baked Tandoori Chicken

I'm going straight to the recipe today.

Ingredients:( serves 3-4)

  • Skinless chicken legs - 10
  • Tandoori chicken masala - 3 tspns ( click here for recipe)
  • Chilli powder - 1 tspn
  • Kashmiri chilli powder - 1 tspn
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tspn
  • Salt- to taste
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 3 tspns
  • Lemon juice - 2 tspns
  • Yoghurt - 2 tbspns(or greek yogurt- 1 tbspn)
  • Beetroot( beets) juice - 3 tbspns ( optional )
  • Oil - 2 tspns
  • Place 2 tbspns of yoghurt in a tea-strainer and let it stand for 20 mins. This helps the whey water to drip away from the curd and leaves you with a thick yoghurt. Throw the water away and use the strained curs in the marinade. For those of you who have greek yoghurt, you can omit this first step.
  • Mix all the ingredients together and marinate the chicken for about 2-3 hours or best overnight.( the beetroot juice is a natural source of color and is used to add more color to the chicken. I use it to avoid using artificial color )
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F( 177 C).
  • Then place a pan on medium heat. Roast the chicken in the dry pan for about 3 minutes.This is called searing. Turn the chicken over to the next side and roast for 3 mins.( we do this for the masala not to taste raw ).
  • Transfer the drumsticks to a baking tray lined with alumium foil .
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes in the centre rack of the oven.
  • Then turn the chicken legs over to the next side and bake again for 15 mins.
  • Remove chicken from oven and cover chicken with additional foil( this is done to avoid it from drying out)
  • Increase oven temperature to 500 degrees F( 260 C)
  • When the oven reaches 500 F, remove the covering foil of the chicken and bake it on the top most rack of the oven for 5-6 mins. (till the chicken gets a nice char on it) .
  • Serve with onions and lemon.
Luv 'n' luc'


  1. Perfectly baked Smits!!! I want a bite now!!!

  2. It's 7.30 in the morning and I don't mind having that for breakfast. It's mouthwatering!

  3. an all time favourite, isn't it? I too have blogged this one sometime back and I really like your addition of beetroot juice!!

  4. Wow this looks so delicious! My favourite any time of the day. I liked your method of preparation starting from the straining of curd. I have always wondered what I would do without a muslin/cheese cloth. And using beet juice for colour is simply awesome! Thanks for the great ideas!

  5. Wow this looks so delicious and mouthwatering .. adding beet juice for color is really good idea of avoiding artificial color will adapt this choice from you. Thanks dear

  6. Adding beetjuice to tandoori chicken sounds very interesting...the chicken looks very colorful and delicious :)

  7. Thanks smitha for the new recipe this way.

    For the first ingredients para.. I would like to correct one word..

    Ingredients:( serves 3-4)

    * "Sickless" chicken legs - 10 ( You must ensure the chicken is not sick with chicken flu... Kidding)

    The prepration was good and will try it at home and see how it tastes. I was planning to ask... do girls of this generation really cook or .... :)

  8. Oh yeah this delish dish needs no introduction,yummy!

  9. Delicious recipe Smitha...looks so tempting..wish i could have it for dinner now...its simply superb...

  10. ooooh I just love tandoori chicken. Tandoori drumettes what a neat idea. Great blog. Glad i found it.

  11. First... Thanks for the comments

    Second is the answer to your question.. do boys of this generation read food blogs?

    Yes they do and they should. Boys are not at all confident whether the girl they marry will cook for them so it is better to be prepared prior. "Jeevichu pokente"... kidding

    I heard some genious saying boys prepare in hotels and it tastes awsome. Haaa! whatever you have the last that you need while cooking is "KAIPUNYAM". So was reading whether the girls, a cooking generation ahead boys has something new to offer as a recipe and I can prepare the same with the so called "KAIPUNYAM".

    Otherwise it will be like "Nach na jaane aangan teda" :)

    You have a nice blog and language to express.. good effort.. keep going

  12. Tempting presentation Smitha!!!

  13. First time here Smitha, You have a very nice blog with lovely recipes. The Tandoori chicken looks sooooo tempting .

  14. This reminds me of 'drums of heaven' I loved as a kid :) I like the beetroot tip.

  15. wow that looks soooooo tempting Smitha!!!!

  16. Looks delicious and mouthwatering,great idea of using natural colour :)

  17. Hi Smitha , Please collect the award from my blog ...
    Tandoori chicken looks perfect & came out so good ... Really delicious dear ...

  18. Hi there, I recently prepared tantoori chicken on my blog and was curious to know how other prepared it.Yours looks gorgeous!

  19. I made tandoori chicken using store-bought mix. I was wondering about the oven temperature and stumbled across your blog. Excellent tips - the tandoori chicken turned out well done, not-dry and with a professional-looking charred look to it. Absolutely yummy! Many thanks for the detailed instructions on the baking part.

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  21. I made this chicken today for the first time following your recipe and it came out very tasty and delicious. My husband loved it. Thank you for the detailed instructions (especially the baking part). I made a slight change to your recipe, instead of 350 I heated the oven to 400 degrees for 20 minutes each side just to make sure that the chicken is well cooked. I cannot wait to try your tandoori fish recipe.

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