Sunday, January 3, 2016

Sizzling Tandoori Chicken Recipe / Tandoori Murgh Recipe

Tandoori chicken / tandoori Murgh is a popular Indian dish. It tastes very good and it is easy to prepare. Today i used chicken leg quarters to prepare tandoori chicken. In tandoori chicken, Chicken is marinated in yogurt based spicy mixture and cooked in tandoor. Instead of tandoor i cooked in oven which does not make any difference in taste. 
Prep time:  4 hours
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 4 hours and 30 minutes

Chicken - 6 leg quarters
Kashmiri red chili powder - 2 tsp
Paprika - 2 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Black pepper powder - 2 tsp
coriander powder - 2 tsp
Cumin powder - 2 tsp
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Cinnamon powder - a pinch
Clove powder - a pinch
Lemon juice - 2 tbsp
White wine - 2 tbsp
Thick Yogurt - 4 tbsp
Oil / Ghee - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
For sizzling tadka:
Butter - 2 tbsp
Onion - 1/2, chopped
Green chili - 2, slit
Curry leaves - few
Step by step Pictures:

Take kashmiri red chili powder in a bowl

Add Paprika,this gives good color to the chicken. No need of artificial colors

Add black pepper powder

Add coriander powder

Add cumin powder

Add cardamom powder, cinnamon powder

Add clove powder

Add lemon juice

Add white wine to it. If you are not using white wine, you can add more lemon juice.

Add thick yogurt to it

Add ginger garlic paste

Add Ghee

Add enough amount of salt

Mix well, till all spices blend well together

Marinate chicken pieces and refrigerate it for 4 hours.

Cook in tawa or griddle for 12 minutes and then bake for 30 minutes. Prepare the tadka and pour over chicken.

1. In a bowl, take all the spice powders,yogurt, white  wine, lemon juice, oil  and salt. Give a good mix.
2. Clean the chicken pieces well and make a slit on the pieces. Now marinate the chicken and refrigerate it for 4 hours.
3. Now cook the chicken in a griddle or tawa for 10 to 12 minutes. 
4. Preheat the oven to 350F
5. Arrange the half cooked chicken in a tray and cover with aluminium foil.
6. Bake it for 20 minutes. 
For tadka:
7. Heat butter in pan, Add onions, green chili and curry leaves. Saute for 3 to 5 minutes.
8. Now pour the tadka over the chicken in a tray.
9. Broil the chicken for 30 to 40 seconds.
10. Now sizzling tandoori chicken is ready.


  1. Lovely color and yummy, flavorful recipe!

  2. Your Tandoori Chicken Looks really yummy...a must try recipe.

  3. I absolutely love tandoori chicken. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your recipe...and Happy New Year!!

    1. Thanks for your appreciation and wish you the same..

  4. Oh yum!! It looks so delectable.
    This is definitely a crowd pleaser and a must at my parties :)

  5. Yeah sure, I too prepared this for a potluck

  6. Tandoori chicken looks so yum! Love the colour too!

  7. Wow, we love tandoori chicken but have never made it myself! Will have to try your delicious recipe! Thanks also for the step-by-step photos..really helpful!

  8. Oh yes, my absolute favorite, love tandoori chicken and your recipe is just lovely!

  9. I enjoyed reading your blog..Chicken is perfectly cooked and looking very delicious