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Smokey Tandoori Chicken

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Tandoori Chicken is a very popular dish consisting of roasted chicken, yogurt, and spices.
Smokey Tandoori Chicken recipe

Total servings: 2-3
Pre-Prep time:
Preperation time: 1 hour
Occasion: Any
Cuisine: Pakistani
Effort: Average
Best for: All
How to serve: Hot


6 pieces Thawed chicken skinned
2 tsp Ground Coriander
2 tsp Masala (Tandoori paste is available) to taste
Red pepper powder
Dash Garlic powder to taste
Salt 1 tsp
Ground zeera
Soy sauce (or yogurt)
(needed only if tandoori masala is used)


If you are using the ready made tandoori paste then life is a lot easier.
Replace all occurences of masala and soy sauce (or yogurt) with the tandoori paste.
Take the chicken and make *deep* cuts in it (so that the Masalas seeps in quickly).
If you are using soy sauce as the base, put some on the chicken pieces and let it seep in the cuts.
Rub in the Masalas as a mixture or one at a time.
The idea is to let the Masalas seep in the cuts with the soy sauce.
You can leave it for little while to seep in.
If you are using yogurt, you'll get a more authentic taste since the original masala is after all marinated in it.
In this case, mix the Masalas in the yogurt first and then rub the stuff into the chicken cuts as before.
The yogurt tends to leave a considerable amount of water behind.
Let it evaporate in the oven with the chicken.
This will keep the pieces from getting dry if overcooked.
I have not faced the same problem with the soy sauce version (of dry chicken). Cook the chicken until it starts turning brown.

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