View Full Version : How do you make your tandoori chicken?
Following on from BIba's thread yesterday, I have a real hankering for Tandoori chicken and shall be adding it to my menu for next week.
Now I haven't made it for ages as tbh, I wasn't that great at doing it. I just used to mix tandoori paste with yoghurt and marinate the chicken, then bake, but it never tasted as good as when my mum used to make it when we were little.
I just wondered if other people did something different and could they share please!!
Thanking you all!!
I never thought of using tandoori paste :doh:
This is how I did ours
Juice 1 lemon
250ml or 9fl plain yougart
1 onion cut into chunks
3 cloves of garlic
1inch piece of ginger
1 green chilli seeded
1tbsp Garm masala
Cut slits into chicken bits sprinkle with lemon juice and salt and leave to stand for 30min
meanwhile whizz all the marinade ingredients in a food processor or blender util you have a smooth paste. Add the chicken cover and leave to marinade in a cool place for several hours or overnight if you can.
Pree heat a baking tray 250oc or Gas 9 place chicken on tray and bake for 20 min.
I don't have a food processor but do have a hand blender thing and even though it wasn't a smooth paste it was smooth enough.
I call the curry house :teehee:
I call the curry house
:rolleyes: I SO knew this is what your post was going to be :doh: predictable or what??!! :teehee:
To be fair I LOVE the tandoori from a takeaway but then I just HAVE to order peshawari naan and a king prawn puree to start and my "healthy eating" meal goes bombing out of the window. :happyno:
Biba you are a star!! I do have a food processor so that should be really easy for me!! :ellie:
oooh vaguely authentic tandoori chicken (although not sure I'll be flinging it against the side of my oven like I think they do in a real tandoor!!! :teehee: or is that just the bread??:puzzled: )
*Ahem* Everyone knows it's the bread they fling on the side of the oven.
(I saw it on Big Cook Little Cook :nod:. Who says children's TV isn't educational?)
Ohh YUM I haven't had Tandoori since I was little - will def be trying this - thanks Kat & Biba! :grin:
Ther is also a recipe here (http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/database/tandoorichickenwithb_82082.shtml)from this weeks great british menu. It looks a lot easier than mine I might give this one a go.
That sounds really lovely !
Just to back up Damz though I've learnt stuff from Big Cook Little Cook too :oops:
I've learned not to touch the oven, because it is hot, hot, hot.
I'm going to follow that one religiously!
(All I need now is a grown-up helper. :sigh:)
LOL at red!!!:lol:
Biba -- that sounds so nice - I am definitely going to try that recipe!
:-( oh I tried this for lunch today and am not convinced that I did it right.
I think I may have used too large an onion (it is a WHOLE onion is it??) and too much turmeric (is it TWO whole tbsp??) as mine had a really overpowering turmericky/oniony taste.
I did make a sauce of yoghurt whizzed with fresh mint and fresh coriander and a pinch of sugar, and had basmati rice (wish I'd made spiced rice - shall definitely do that next time - have a lovely recipe that I'd like to try!!) and a salad of tomato, cucumber, red onion and coriander which was lovely.
And it did certainly taste a load better with the sauce (and mango chutney!!)
AND it was absolutely lovely and tender - I made it yesterday afternoon and had it marinading for 24 hours which was perfect.
But the the onion and the turmeric were too overpowering for me and mine came out really quite bitter, so I don't think I shall be doing it again.
But Biba, you have inspired me NOT to use the paste again, so I'm off to search out a new diy tandoori recipe, so thank you!!!
Be interested to hear what other people think and find out where I went wrong!
I did use a whole onion but not a very big one and I thought that amount of tumeric sounded a lot.
I am going to try the recipe from the other link that i posted and will let you know what that turns out like.
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