Tandoori chicken is one of the most favourite starter of many of us.And I know that we have to go out in a restaurant always if want to have it.But here I will tell you how you can prepare this dish at home very easily.
I have done this with a difference.Yes I have added few vegetables also so that we can have the fusion taste of veg & chicken.And believe its a wonderfull experiment.
Its my own style tandoori chicken with lot of passion and new flavour.My family loved that most, and I am sure you will also try this and surprise your family. Lets start preparing.
Preparation Time : 45 min
1 full chicken cut into 4-5 big pieces(I opt for skinless chicken)
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp of Ginger
1 tbsp garlic
1 tbsp Jeera powder
1 tbsp Dhania powder
1/2 tbsp chilli powder
2-3 green chillis chopped
2 Chopped onoins
1 big potato cubes
1 capsicum chopped
Salt to taste
Now we will prepare tandoori Masala:(You can purchase the packed masala from market also)
7-8 Cloves (Lavang)
little Nutmeg (Jaiphal)
little Mace (Javitri)
1 tbsp Cumin (Jeera)
1/2 tbsp Fenugreek (Methi)
1 tbsp ground Cinnamon (Tuj/Dalchini)
1 tbsp fresh ground Black Pepper (Kalimirchi)
1 tbsp ground brown Cardamom (Elaichi) Seeds
Now we need to roast all these masalas and grind them to powder.Need to be carefull that they should be fine powder.
How To Cook :
First of all we need to prepare our chicken.This is the most time taking part.
Wash the chicken properly ans put in a bowl.You have to cut the chicken body with knife so that masalas can go inside chicken pieces.
Now add yogurt, prepared tandori masala and other spices to chicken. Marinate them throughly.Now refregerate these marinated chicken for 7-8 hours or over night if possible. We want the masalas to mix with chicken.
Now we will start ou final preparation. I have prepared this dish in my electric oven. You can do that in pressure cooker or offcourse microwave.
Add some vegetable oil in the bottom of that container whichI ll put into my oven. Now take out the marinated chicken and add them in that container. Add all the chopped vegetables over the chicken and spread the marinated masala over the vegetables, which is left in that bowl.Add little salt and ghee over the vegetables.
Now its time to cook. Close the oven lid and cook for 40-45 min.
If you use pressure cooker you have to be very carefull.The flame should be very low or you can place the cooker after putting a tawa. This will supply even heating.
After 40-45 min check out the chicken. You can feel the aroma of chicken.
By the time the chicken will be perfectly cooked and also you ll see that little bit of burn aroma,like tandoori chicken.
All the vegetables are also well cooked and will give a perfect combination with the chicken.
Have this with roti or rice.
Hope you like the recipe and try this at home.