Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Hot Spicy Tandoori Chicken for the wintry days..

Am back into action after a short break.Have lots of posts from my buddy bloggers to catch up with..:)..We were supposed to be caught in a snow storm yesterday night and warning about impending power failure also.So all were busy stocking food for 2-3 days as a precaution.I made some extra rice ,puffs and some curries and stuffed inside the fridge.But last night was pretty ok ,except of some of those heavy winds that shook tall trees out of its snow ,apparently leading to an additional couple-of-inches thickness of snow blanket down on the ground.Morning was kind of silent and dull with no white-fall.But now it has started again.It seems like Kutts wont be able to go to office for a long time,so busy time for me..:)

Without much blabbering around,am directly going to the recipe.This is the Tandoori Chicken recipe,which you may doubt, whether the real authentic one,because I have skipped the red color.This is a droolable recipe for almost all non-veggies.In restaurants ,its made with a lot of color ,in the authentic Tandoor.But we can reproduce the same taste in oven also.I made it last day and the taste was really hot and spicy,n we had a great time with it and some Sparkling Apple-Marionberry juice.Perfect for the season..:)

The recipe and ingredients of this dish,changes from place to place ,I guess.Because I have seen different ingredients according to different cooks.Some add Chat powder and some north Indian masalas.Here,I have made the most simple and spiciest among it all, me..always..:)

Here you go..!!


Chicken Drumstick/Thigh/Any other fleshy piece - 1 lbs
Fresh Ginger-Garlic paste - 1+1 Tbsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1+1 Tbsp
Coriander Powder - 1 Tbsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Pepper Powder - 3/4 Tbsp
cumin powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala(made of cinnamon,cloves,cardamom) - 1+1 tsp
Lime Juice - 1-2 Tbsp
kasuri methi
Oil - 1.5 Tbsp

Marinate the Chicken pieces(after making slits throughout) with 1 Tbsp Chilli Powder,1 Tbsp g-g paste,1 tsp garam masala and salt and keep aside for half an hour.

Meanwhile,Take a bowl and mix the rest of the ingredients with lime juice into a nice paste like consistency.Put the chicken pieces into the bowl and mix it nicely with the paste.Make it fully covered so that the masala gets into the slits.

Now refrigerate it as long as you can.In restaurants they do it for 24 hrs or the minimum of an overnight period.I could marinate only for 4-5 hrs.

Preheat the oven to 400 deg F and arrange the marinated chicken on the oven-safe dish and bake it,turning both sides,each 15 minutes.The whole affair can take a good 35-45 minues depending on the chicken.So check in between.

Garnish Tandoori Chicken with more lime juice and Onion slices.Serve hot with some sauce..:)

Hema Akka of Adlak's kitchen has presented me with this lovely award..
Thanks a lot Akka..:) StumbleUpon

11 Luv'ly people shared their views..:

anudivya said...

Enjoying the snow? Looks like it is here to stay!

Adlak's tiny world said...

perfect award for a perfect friend... Congrats. enjoy the snow, feast, holidays with yr darling dear...

Shama Nagarajan said...

drooling picture...Chicken ....lovely..enjoy

Divz said...

woooooow...that looks mouth watering!!

Anonymous said...

Varsha,thats perfect for winter..and for anyone who loves it..for example,me..can i come in ?

Priya said...

Woww wat a pic Varsha..makes me hunger..

Yasmeen said...

Mouthwatering tandoori chicken.Its burr..blistery cold here too:)

Usha said...

Looks like you are all facing some pretty cold weather there these days, stay warm and cozy !

sherlock holmes said...

tandooori loooks really gorgeous......naaatil vannalll varshachechi ye main shef aaaki oru 5 star..........................................taatuuukada tudagham.......

Varsha Vipins said...

Anu..Loving the snow..:)

Akka..Thanx for comment n award..:)


Ann..You are always welcome dear..:)

Priya...Thanks soo much..:)

Yasmeen..Chill girl..Thanks..:)

Thanks Usha.:we indeed are..:)

Da manuuuu..Poda chekkaa..:D

Priya Sriram said...

Varsha dear... I cant see the recipe :(
Did you remove it by mistake? Could you please take a look?
Thank you for your time!

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