Tandoori Chicken

This recipe was originally posted at www.indianhealthyrecipes.com.

Marinading the Chicken

  1. Add everything except the chicken to a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix the marinade well. It has to be thick and not of dripping consistency. Taste it and add more salt and chili powder if needed.
  3. Make deep gashes over the chicken and add it to the bowl.
  4. Marinate the chicken well into the gashes.
  5. Cover and set aside for at least 6 hours. If you reduce the marination time, chicken will not turn soft and juicy. It may not get cooked well if making on tawa.


  1. Mix the chili powder and oil together, and set near the grill.
  2. Put the chicken on the grill.
  3. After flipping the chicken, baste with chili-oil mix. You only need to do this twice (once on each side), but you should do it after that side has been heated.
  4. Finish cooking the chicken.