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Chicken Tandoori Recipe

Harini Vino
Chicken tandoori is a soft and tender side dish or main dish recipe that is served all around India. Chicken has a separate fan base and it is all time favourite dish for many youngsters. This can be either served plain or with mayonnaise of your choice.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Chicken Marination Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 50 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2
Calories 265 kcal


  • Tawa or pan


  • 500 grms Chicken
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder (optional)
  • 2 tsp Tandoori masala
  • 3 tbsp Thick Curd
  • 2 tsp Garam Masaala
  • ½ tsp Corn flour
  • 1 tsp Pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • ½ Lemon's juice
  • 4 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • Salt to taste



  • Arrange all the ingredients together.
  • Add all the spices and a tbsp of oil to the vessel and mix it well. Do not add any water.
  • Put the chicken in the spice mixture and coat the spices all over the chicken. Marinate for 6 to 8 hours or overnight.


  • Heat oil and ghee in a pan. Add the chicken pieces one by one to the hot pan.
  • Close the pan and cook the chicken for 20 to 25 mins. Maintain the flame on low to medium.
  • Make sure not to burn the chicken .
  • Then turn the chicken upside down once the brown marks come at the bottom of the chicken.
  • Again cook the chicken for 20 to 25 mins on low to medium flame. Check whether the chicken is cooked. If not, cook the chicken until it is done.
  • Serve hot.


  • I have added Kashmiri red chilli powder to give a nice rich red colour to the chicken.
  • But you can skip it if you don't want to add them.
  • Make sure to add unsour thick curd, if your curd is sour, then the chicken will taste sour. 
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