Restaurant style Tandoori chicken at home on gas 

By  Moumita Paul

About Tandoori chicken recipe 

Soft & juicy smokey flavoured restaurant style best Tandoori Chicken, easy to make at home in tawa or grill pan on gas stove(without tandoor oven), simple step by step recipe with pictures.

Chicken legs(with thighs)/drumstick Tandoori chicken masala,  Lemon juice, Ginger-Garlic paste, Hung curd/yogurt,  Chilli powder, Red food colour, Mustard oil, Vegetable oil, Black pepper, Turmeric powder, Cumin powder, Coriander powder, Chaat masala, Garam masala powder, Roasted gram flour, Black salt, Ghee, Butter, a piece of charcoal.

Ingredients of tandoori chicken

Take Kasuri methi, Black cardamom, Green cardamom, Cinnamon, Cloves, Mace, Nutmeg, Hing in a grinder jar. Grind it to make a fine powdered tandoori masala.

Making tandoori masala

Making Tandoori chicken

Chicken legs with thighs/ breast pieces(washed), make 4-5 slits, marinade with lemon juice, red chilli powder, salt & vegetable oil. Mix well. Rest it for 30 mins.

1st Step marination

Marinade chicken 

2nd step marination 

Marinade with ginger- garlic paste, red chilli-Kashmiri chilli-turmeric-pepper-cumin-coriander powder, salt- black salt, tandoor masala, chaat masala, hung curd & mustard oil.

3rd step marination

Lastly marinade with dry roasted gram flour or besan or even sattu & red food colour. Mix well & marinade for 2 hrs.

Smoking Method 

Place a bowl with burning charcoal & ghee in marinated chicken, once smoke starts, cover it for 10 mins to absorb it by chicken to get restaurant style smokey flavour. 

To make smokey flavour in tandoori chicken 

Roasting in pan/tawa

Heat a pan on gas stove, with butter, roast the chicken pieces with its masala, cover the pan for 10 mins. Turn the chicken & cover it & roast it again for more 10 mins.

Tandoori Chicken Cooking 

Roasting in grilling pan

Heat a grill pan/griddle on gas oven, grease it with butter. Once the butter melts, grill the chicken from both sides, with brushing butter to make it like restaurants. 

Cooking chicken in grilling pan

How to serve it 

Restaurant style delicious tandoori chicken is ready, serve it with sprinkle of chaat masala, wedges of lemon, onion salads & Green chutney.

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