Tandoori Chicken Recipe (Without a Tandoor Oven!)

Tandoori Chicken Recipe (Without a Tandoor Oven!)

05 June 2017

Traditionally cooked in a cylindrical clay oven but this recipe can be done in a conventional home oven still including a true burst of flavours
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Category

Main

Serves

4

Preperation Time

1 Hour

Cooking Time

45 Minutes

Ingredients

800-900g chicken drumsticks and thighs

skin-on and bone in (allow approx 2 pieces per portion)

good pinch sea salt

1 lemon or lime

juice only

200g full fat natural yogurt

1tbs tomato puree

3 cloves garlic

crushed

2cm piece fresh ginger

peeled and grated

1tbs garam masala

1tsp chilli powder

1tsp paprika or smoked paprika

1tbs vegetable oil

handful fresh coriander

chopped

lemon and/or lime wedges to serve

Instructions

1Using a sharp knife make slits in the chicken pieces, through the skin and slightly into the flesh. Squeeze the lemon or lime juice into a small bowl and dissolve the salt in it then pour over the meat and rub in well,Place the yogurt into a large bowl and stir in the tomato puree, garlic, ginger and spices. Add the chicken pieces and combine well to make sure all the pieces are coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour,Preheat the oven to 180ºC fan/200ºC conventional/Gas 6

2Remove the chicken pieces and reserve the marinade. Arrange the chicken on your Circulon oven tray and bake in the oven for 15 minutes, then turn and spoon over some of the marinade. Bake for a further 15 minutes and turn and marinade again. Brush with a little oil if required and return to the oven for a final 10-15 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked through and slightly charred,Sprinkle with the coriander and serve with the lemon or lime wedges and some basmati rice

Traditionally cooked in a cylindrical clay oven but this recipe can be done in a conventional home oven still including a true burst of flavours