- 1 Kg Chicken Legs (de-skinned and trimmed fat, cut into serving )
For the first marinade
- 1 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
- 2-3 teaspoon Kashmiri Chili Powder (I have added 1 tablespoon)
- 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
- Salt To Taste
For the second marinade
- 300 grams Greek Yogurt / Hung Curd
- 1 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
- 2-3 teaspoons Kashmiri Red Chili Powder (or any chili powder that gives good color)
- 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
- 1 teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
- ¾ teaspoon Black Salt or regular salt
- ½ teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
- 1 teaspoon Cumin Powder
- ½ cup Mustard Oil
- Red Food Colour (optional) (I have not used any food color in this recipe)
For Instant Pot Version Only
- 1 cup Water
~ Step by step instructions to Make Tandoori Chicken Recipe ~
Readiness of Marinade
- Clean, wash, and make cuts on the chicken utilizing a sharp blade. This will assist the marinade with infiltrating admirably in the chicken
- In a huge bowl, blend every one of the elements of the first marinade. (ginger garlic glue, Kashmiri red stew powder, lemon squeeze, and salt)
- Add chicken and blend it very well in the marinade.
- Cover the bowl with a plastic cover and leave it for 45 minutes – 1 hour under refrigeration.
- In another huge bowl, add every one of the elements of the second marinade and blend it well indeed.
- After the first marination is done, move the chicken in this subsequent marinade. Cover the bowl with a stick film cover and refrigerate for 7-8 hours or overnight.
- Require the chicken out 30-45 minutes preceding cooking.
- Barbecue it either on a charcoal barbecue (oven) or in Oven or on a gas oven. Here I have decided to do it by broiling in the stove.
To prepare it in the Oven
- Pre-heat the stove at 220 degrees centigrade. Eliminate the chicken from the marinade and spot it on a preparing plate or a rack.
- Barbecue the chicken for 25 minutes and afterward sear it for 5 minutes or till done.
- On Gas Stove
- To begin with, heat the dish, and spot the chicken on it.
- Then, at that point cover and cook until done, do flip it once in the middle.
- Oil the barbecue with oil so the chicken doesn’t stick over the barbecue. Spot the chicken pieces upon the barbecue and turn the fire to medium-high.
- Barbecue from both sides until sweet-smelling. Baked chicken is prepared to serve.
In the Airfryer
- To begin with, preheat the air fryer at 200 degrees. Then, at that point, brush the air fryer bin with little oil or margarine.
- Organize the marinated chicken in the bushel and air fry it for 25 minutes or until burned. (you can flip the chicken once in the middle).
- In The Instant Pot or Mealthy Multipot
- Add 1 cup of water to the internal pot of the IP. Then, at that point, place the trivet in the pot. Spot the marinated chicken on the trivet.
- Close the IP with cover, put the valve to fixing position, and afterward pressure cook on high for 12 minutes.
- When the IP signals, turn the valve to vent and rapidly discharge the pressing factor and open the pot.
- Cautiously dole out the chicken utilizing utensils, sprinkle some chaat masala, and serve.
For crispier chicken, you can follow the in any case.
a) organize them on the plate and pop it in a pre-warmed stove and sear for 7-8 minutes, until scorched.
b) Use Mealthy fresh cover to make them more fresh and tasty.
- Crisping the Chicken utilizing Mealthy Crisp Lid
- Turn off the IP and fitting the healthy fresh cover, place it on the inward pot of IP. You need to bring down the handle of the fresh top. Presently, set the temperature to 200 degrees.
- Cook the chicken for 12 minutes. (As I love the crispier chicken, I cooked it for a few additional minutes extra)
- You can flip the chicken once in the middle – first cook for 5-6 minutes on one side. Then, at that point, flip and cook for another 5-6 minutes on the opposite side.
- The Best Chicken Pieces For This Recipe
- Customarily and preferably, the best chicken slice to go for is the entire chicken legs (chicken drumsticks with thighs).
- Do you know why? Since, that cut of chicken meat has a higher fat substance making it succulent, soggy, and more flavourful.
- Notwithstanding, you can likewise go for chicken bosoms for the better form. You should simply follow a similar technique, that is it. Cooking time may fluctuate several minutes to a great extent.
How Long Should We Marinate The Chicken?
As we do the two marinations here in this cycle, let the primary marination be intended for 45 minutes – 1 hour under refrigeration. However, nothing not exactly no less than 30 minutes just on account of the severe mash of time.
For second marination time, kindly let the chicken calmly rest in the yogurt and flavors for great 8 hours or overnight under refrigeration.
Likewise, just in severe instances of shyness of time, still, I would demand you to allow it to marinate for at least 4 hours.
Truly, I would truly prefer not to think twice about its flavors. In this way, I generally go for something like 45 mins of first marination time and 8 hours for second marination time.
Capacity And Freezing This Grilled Chicken :
Presently, truly, on the off chance that we talk about freezing the cooked or barbecued chicken here, I would rigorously say NO.
Maybe, I would energetically prescribe you to freeze the marinated chicken in the cooler in a spotless water/airproof compartment or zip pockets in segments.
At whatever point, you intend to have supper with it, defrost it short-term in the fridge or for few hours on the counter. Proceed ahead with cooking according to the strategy you like and afterward appreciate.
Marinated chicken stay very well in the cooler for great 2-3 months.