Delicious Tandoori Chicken

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Total Time:
13.25 hours
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 - Chicken, whole
  • 20 g - Green chillies
  • 10 g - Ginger
  • 10 g - Garlic
  • 5 g - Papaya (green)
  • 1/2 - lime, juiced
  • Salt - to taste
  • For the batter:
  • 390 ml - Curd
  • 5 g - Red chilli powder
  • 10 g - Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 15 ml - Salad oil
  • 5-7 drops - Orange colour (Erythrocyn)

How to Make Delicious Tandoori Chicken

  • Prepare the chicken (pluck, singe and skin).
  • Carefully cut slits lengthwise over the breast portion and breadthwise over the leg portion.
  • Apply salt and sprinkle lime juice all over it and keep aside.
  • Grind green chillies, ginger and garlic to a paste.
  • Beat curd thoroughly and add ground spices.
  • Grind papaya and add to the curd. Beat well again.
  • Add the chilli powder and beat well.
  • Add salad oil and colour, and strain through a fine sieve.
  • Rub the batter all over the body of the chicken and inside the slits.
  • Let it marinate for at least 12 hours.
  • Thread chicken on to a thin iron rod, place it well inside the tandoor and cook.
  • Remove when well done.
  • Serve hot with onion rings and lime wedges.