Saturday, 28 December 2013

Tandoori Chicken Legs / Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori chicken is a tasty and popular dish from India.  This mouthwatering starter is a sure hit for parties (of course, for non - vegetarians).  Try this out and enjoy!


Chicken legs  / Drumsticks - 10

For marinating:

Ginger-garlic paste - 1½ tsp
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp
Red chilli Powder - 1½ tsp
Corriander powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - ¾ tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Yogurt - 2 to 3 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Red food colour - a pinch (optional)
Lemon juice - 1
½ tbsp 
Kasuri methi - a big pinch
Oil - 1 tbsp

For basting / brushing:
Extra virgin olive oil or Butter


Clean the chicken legs and make slits on each piece.  Rub it with salt and 1 tbsp lemon juice; Keep aside for ½ an hour. 

To marinate; mix yogurt / curd (without water), turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, ginger garlic paste, garam masala powder, salt and remaining lemon juice.

Apply this mixture over the chicken pieces and allow to marinate for 4 to 5 hours, preferably overnight in refrigerator.
Turn on your oven to grill mode.  Place the chicken on the grill racks in oven with a tray underneath to catch drippings. 

Cook for 15 to 20 mins, till it becomes soft. Turn and brush with oil or butter about halfway through grilling.

Serve with onion rings and lemon wedges.


Adjust spice level to suit your taste.

Instead of grill, you may also choose to bake or barbecue, using the same recipe.


  1. my alltime favourite , you have made it perfectly...

  2. mouth watering poorini.....tday grill chicken here,sure im gng to try tis

  3. very tempting photos....

  4. Love tandoori chicken legs, like their vibrant colour, creates an scenic 'restaurent-like atmosphere' :)

  5. Super tasty dish suits for this climate. So colourful and appealing and well presented dish.

  6. Hmm Very tempting tandoor chicken ...Very well presented poornima..

  7. looks wonderful delicious presentation


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