Tandoori Chicken

Get an easy recipe of tandoori chicken offered by KFoods.com; make a crispy spicy chicken and enjoy a unique untasted flavor that you were missing so far. Recipe involves greasing chicken with yogurt plus other spices and then roasted at different degrees. From clay oven, preparing it has now evolved to kitchen microwave but the taste is consistently delicious.

single recipe
chef Recommended By Chef
time-clock 1:00 To Prep
time-clock 0:25 To Cook
8 Servings
Tips About Recipe

49941 Views 83 Comments

1) Chicken, Skinned Whole: 1.2 kg
2) 105 ml Cream
3) 1 teaspoon Cumin Powder
4) 15 gm Garlic Paste
5) 15 gm Ginger Paste
6) 60 ml Lemon Juice
7) Oil for Brushing
8) Orange Colour 1 Drop
9) 1 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
10) Saffron a Pinch
11) Salt
12) 105 gm Yogurt
How to make Tandoori Chicken


1. First of all, make deep slits on the legs, thigh and breast of the chicken.

2. Mix red chili powder with lemon juice and apply over whole the chicken piece.

3. Put the chicken aside and beat the yogurt.

4. Mix ginger and garlic pastes, cream, saffron, orange color and cumin altogether.

5. Now apply this mixture all over the chicken and store aside for 3.5 hours.

6. Skewer the chicken from tail to neck and roast in medium hot oven for 8 minutes and then at 350ºF for next 10 minutes.

7. Now take it out of oven. Hang the skewer for around 7 minutes in order to remove the moisture.

8. Grease the chicken with oil and roast in oven for 5 more minutes.

9. A perfect tandoori chicken is ready to serve. Now cut it into pieces and serve to dine.

You can serve it as snack with onion rings and lemon slices or as the main meal. Enjoy!

Tandoori Chicken is a splendid dish originated from South Asia from Punjab province. Tanduri Chicken found huge popularity in other Asian countries later. Now it is one of the most famous dishes in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and in South Asia. The dish consists of roasted chicken enriched yogurt, cream, garlic, ginger and some other spices.

It was named on the old times cylindrical clay-made oven (tandoor) in which the recipe is prepared traditionally, other than today's standard cooking methods.


First the pieces of chicken are seasoned with yogurt and tanduri masala which is then cooked in tandoor (clay-made oven) at high temperature however it can also be cooked on bbq grill. Tanduri masala consists of cumin powder, garlic, ginger, lemon, orange color, red chili powder, saffron and salt. It's taste is spicier than standard barbecue chicken. If you look towards different flavors and tastes in chicken, this is an ideal recipe for you to try.

Some other tandoori recipes: Tandoori Fish, Tandoori Raan, Tandoori Sandwich, Tandoori Paratha, Tandoori Murgh and Tandoori Tikka

History of Tandoori Chicken?

Tanduri chicken was first introduced in Punjab region before partition of India. Some also believe that the dish was originated in the era of Mughal emperors in India. According to the available history, dish was introduced by Kundan Lal Gujral, a restaurant owner in Peshawar. His restaurant name was Moti Mahal; later partition, Gujral migrated to India to Delhi city in Punjab province.

Indian Punjab was specifically famous for cooking tandoori recipes. And this was because there were lots of clay-oven (tandoors) in villages of Punjab, which promoted the preparation of tandoori dishes.

Posted By: ~Sani~, karachi

Check out the tastiest Tandoori Chicken recipe only at kfoods. Find Barbeque Recipes & all the recipes of all the chefs. Tandoori Chicken is famous for its best and unmatchable taste. Also you can check Tandoori Chicken. recipe in Urdu only at kfoods.com

More Tandoori Chicken Recipes
  • tandoori murgh
  • how to cook tandori chicken
Reviews & Comments

My mother in law ordered me to make tandoori chicken. I was having no idea to cook it. I examined internet, found it on your website. Thanks for solving my problem.

  • rafia, KARACHI

I made tandoori chicken for the last family get together which was arranged for the success of my elder son as he got a good job. Share some food that can be made on get together.

  • yasmeen, Rawalpindi

Chicken tandoori…. Sounds quite yummy… I like to eat yummy foods that is why I like the zinger burger the most. Do share some more yummy food recipes.

  • Jaweria, Murree

tandoori chicken is not that much difficult to make as I thought it would be. I am planning to try this tandoori chicken these days. Well, lets see what happens.

  • ehsan, Bahawalpur

What a prodigious thing it could be if you have a lip-smacking plate of tandoori chicken and tasty ketchup with it in front of you??? Thank you so much for telling this recipe.

  • Fariha, Faisalabad