Tandoori chicken is an Indian dish that primarily highlights chicken marinated in yogurt and spices and then roasted afterward. It can be served as an appetizer or as a main course. There are a lot of variations that came out from the popularity of this Indian chicken dish. However, all of them are either marinated in yogurt or lemon juice.
• 1 whole chicken (cut into small pieces, about 10-12)
• 1 piece of small charcoal
• 200 grams curd or Dahi
• 2 tbsp red chili powder
• 2 tbsp oil
• 1 tbsp butter
• 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
• Salt to taste
• Ginger garlic paste
Optional for garnishing:
• Onion slices
• Lemon slices
• Coriander leaves
Cut a few deep slices into the chicken pieces.
In a mixing bowl, put all the chicken pieces for marinating.
Add some curd, chili powder, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, and salt.
Rub thoroughly to the chicken pieces.
Make sure the pieces are covered with the marinade mixture.
Let it marinate for 30 minutes.
Set frying pan over medium-high heat.
Pour a little amount of oil.
Add butter and let it melt.
Place the chicken into the pan.
Let it fry for 5-6 minutes on each side until the color is golden brown.
Remove from the pan and transfer into a bowl.
Place a small steel glass.
Get a piece of charcoal and heat it.
Once it gets red color, remove it and put inside the small steel glass.
Add a little oil and cover the bowl.
Let it be smoked in 1.5 minutes to get the smell of the smoked charcoal.
Remove from the bowl and transfer to a plate.
Add garnishing like coriander leaves, raw onion slices, and lemon wedge.
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