Tandoori chicken is traditionally cooked in a tandoor...But we can make a perfect tandoori chicken in a oven too.Since we are cooking chicken in oven,to make the chicken tender, I ended up using baking powder as a meat tenderizer and it worked really well. Use thick curd in this recipe so that the marination holds on the chicken well.....
Chicken-Leg Pieces of Chicken
Baking Powder-1 tsp
Curd-1 ½ cups
Chilli powder-2 tblpsn
Cumin powder-1 tsp
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder -1 tblspsn
Chat masala-2 tsp
Kasuri methi leaves-1 tblspn
Ginger Garlic paste-1 tblspn
Salt to taste
Lemon juice to taste
Clean the chicken and make slashes so that the chicken cooks evenly.
Add a tsp of salt,chilli powder,baking powder and mix together.Let it marinate for 15 min .
In a Bowl add Curd and all the ingredients given for marination and mix well.
Pour this over the chicken and let it marinate for 2-4 hours.
Preheat the oven to 200 degree for 10 min.
Now take a Baking tray and line it with foil.
In a small bowl mix oil and lemon juice and keep aside.This is the lemony base for the chicken.
Now place the marinated chicken in it and drizzle with a tsp of oil.
Place this in the center rack of the oven and cook for 20 min.
Now turn the chicken and cook for a further 15 min.
For every 10 min just apply the lemony base over the chicken so that the chicken does not get dry.
Now set the oven to broil and place the tray on the top rack,grill for 10 min..
Remove the chicken in a plate and serve hot with onions and mint chutney...