Sunday, October 16, 2016

Tawa Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori chicken is a dish which is very popular in Indian subcontinent. Chicken is marinated with yogurt and spices mixture.The marinated chicken is roasted in a clay oven called as Tandoor which we see mainly in restaurants. But at home we cant have a tandoor, so we use Oven. But all kitchens do not have Oven,so here is an idea for them to prepare Tandoori Chicken on tava or pan.We can eat delicious and tandoori chicken at home and enjoy with whole family having a quality time.

Preparation Time: 3hour Marination + 1hour preparation
Serves :6

For Marination:
Chicken pieces -1/2kg
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder- 2tspoon
Ginger garlic paste- 1tspoon
Green chilli -cilantro paste -1tspoon 
Chicken masala powder -1tspoon
Food red colour- pinch (optional)
Dhaniya/Coriander seeds powder-1 tspoon
Kasuri methi powder -1 tspoon (optional)
Lemon juice-few drops
Corn flour - 2tspooon
Curd/yogurt -150ml
Oil for shallow frying


  1. Mix all the ingredients mentioned above in marination in the same order. Keep it for 3 hours or   overnight in refrigerator.
  2. On a Tava add 2 tspoon of oil spread well and place marinated chicken pieces.
  3. Close the lid and cook for 4 min, again turn on other sides, add oil and cook for 4 min. repeat the same and cook all sides of chicken pieces until its cooked completely. if required sprinkle water in between to avoid sticking of chicken to tava.
  4. .It takes 20 to 30minutes to cook on tava. remove chicken from tava.
  5. To give it a tandoori effect of cooking in oven or barbeque, Take cooked chicken pieces and place on grill kept on direct flame of stove, cook by turning the chicken piece all sides for few seconds.
  6. Serve hot Tandoori chicken on a plate and add few drops of lemon juice which makes it more tastier. Enjoy with garlic sauce.