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Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Tandoori Chicken Recipe is an absolute necessity have the Recipe! It’s similarly comparable to what you’d get at an Indian eatery and it’s so natural to make! Chicken thighs are absorbed a rich, all around flavored, yogurt put together the marinade and afterward cooked with respect to the barbecue to get that customary scorch.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Marination 9 hrs
Total Time 35 mins
Course Appetizers, Starters
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 people
Calories 402 kcal


  • Instant Pot
  • Airfryer
  • Griller


  • 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


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.
    Tandoori Chicken


Add salt as indicated by the consistency, as we are additionally adding rock salt. Try not to utilize salt in enormous spoons.
Other refined oil can likewise be utilized rather than mustard oil during marination, however, trust me the mustard would sharpen a by and large unique arrangement of taste buds than the typical ones. You ought to, at any rate, attempt this once.
Eliminate the chicken from the fridge 45 minutes before you intend to cook it.
TIP: Basting isn’t required as the necessary oil is now absorbed in the chicken during marination. This assists the chicken with being cooked well from the inside. It will likewise make the chicken delicate and delicious. In the event that you believe you can in any case do it. No damage.
Keyword Tandoori Chicken Tikka