Nizami Hyderabadi Tandoori Chicken

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Deep-Fry Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1/2 kg - chicken, cubed (can use chicken legs)
  • 1 cup - curd
  • 3 tsp - cream
  • 1/2 cup - corn flour
  • 1 tsp - maida
  • 3 tsp - red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp - garam masala powder
  • 2 tsp - vinegar
  • 1/2 cup - lime juice
  • A pinch of red food colour
  • 1/2 tsp - black pepper powder
  • Salt
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Coriander leaves

How to Make Nizami Hyderabadi Tandoori Chicken

  • Marinate chicken (make slits on chicken) with ginger garlic paste, lime juice and vinegar. Keep aside for 30 mins.
  • Meanwhile, take a bowl, add curd, corn flour, maida, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, food colour and salt. Mix well to make a thick paste.
  • Strain this paste into a pan through a strainer.
  • Add the marinated chicken and 2 cups of water. Boil the chicken without covering pan till the chicken absorbs all the juices and is cooked partially.
  • Now let the chicken cool for 5-10 mins.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add 2-3 pieces of this juicy chicken to the oil and fry till red, crisp and golden.
  • Remove and place on a tissue so that all the oil drains out.
  • Sprinkle 1 tsp red chilli powder, black pepper powder, lots of coriander leaves and garam masala powder on the chicken. Serve hot, garnished with onions slices and lime wedges.