Sunday 12 July 2020

Pan fried Tandoori Chicken / Tandoori Chicken Stove Top

Tandoori chicken is a delicious non-veg starter and one of the most popular dishes from India. This mouthwatering variety is a sure hit for parties (of course, for non-vegetarians).

 This recipe is to make Tandoori Chicken without using Oven or Grill, but with a Pan.

Try this out and enjoy!


Chicken legs / Drumsticks – 8 to 10 pieces 

First marination: 
Salt – As required
Lemon juice - 1½ tbsp 

Second marination: 
Ginger-garlic paste - 1½ tsp 
Turmeric powder - ½ tsp 
Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder – 1 to 1½ tsp
Corriander powder - 1 tsp 
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp 
Yogurt - 2 tbsp 
Kasuri methi - a big pinch 
Butter – 1 or 2 tbsp 
Salt – If needed 
Red food colour - a pinch (optional) 


Clean the chicken legs and make slits on each piece. Rub it with salt and 1 tbsp lemon juice; Keep aside for 15 mins.

To marinate; mix yogurt / curd (without water), turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, ginger garlic paste, garam masala powder.

Apply this mixture over the chicken pieces and allow to marinate for 4 to 5 hours, preferably overnight in refrigerator.

Heat butter in a pan, once it started melting Place the chicken pieces over that.

Allow to cook for 2 to 3 minutes and flip the pieces; again cook for another 2 minutes.

Close the pan with the lid and allow to cook in low to medium flame for 10 minutes.

Take out the lid and allow to cook till the water dries up. 

Tandoori Chicken is ready to serve now.

Serve with onion rings and lemon wedges.


Adjust spice level to suit your taste.

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