How to make Tandoori Chicken -

This dish has put Indian cuisine on the world food map – popular all over the world.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Lemon juice (नींबु का रस)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 41-50 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Tandoori Chicken Recipe

  • Chicken on bone, cut into medium size pieces 750 grams

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Black pepper powder to taste

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Oil 1 tablespoon + for garnishing


Step 1

Preheat oven at 180ºC. Grease a baking tray with oil.

Step 2

Make incisions on the chicken pieces and place them in a bowl. Add lemon juice and salt and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 10 minutes.

Step 3

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add garam masala powder, ½ teaspoon chilli powder and green cardamom powder, mix well and heat for a minute.

Step 4

Reserve some of the spiced ghee and add the remaining to the chicken. Mix well.

Step 5

Add pepper powder, ginger-garlic paste and salt and mix well. Add remaining chilli powder and oil and mix well. Set aside for 30 minutes.

Step 6

Place the chicken on the baking tray, put in the preheated oven and bake for 40-45 minutes.

Step 7

Reheat the spiced ghee and brush the tandoori chicken with it. Serve hot garnished with fresh coriander sprigs, lemon wedges and ring onions.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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