Tandoori Smoked Chicken
The much loved tandoori chicken presented in a modern form with goat cheese and herb filling is an absolute winner with its rich, creamy taste.
Chef Rakhee Vaswani's Tandoori Chicken Recipe

- Indian


- 4

Cooking Time

-25-35 min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 20 -25 min


  • FOR Tandoori Smoked Chicken
  • {1 tbsp hung curd, 1 tsp red chilli paste, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste, 1 tsp black salt, 1 tbsp lime juice, 1 tsp red chilli powder, Turmeric powder, a pinch, 1 tsp All ground spice, Salt to taste, 1 tbsp mustard oil};
  • FOR the stuffing
  • {10 to 12 goat cheese blocks, 1 tbsp chopped cashews, 1 tbsp chopped Green chillies, 1 tbsp chopped coriander, Salt to taste, 1 tsp oil};
  • FOR Fig and Apple Chutney
  • {1 tsp chopped ginger, 1 tbsp chopped onion, 1 apple chopped, 1 cup figs soaked,1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp All ground spice, 1 tsp lime juice, 2 tsp chilli flakes, 1 tbsp brown sugar};
  • FOR Smoking
  • {A few red hot charcoal pieces, A few peppercorns, A few green cardamoms, A few cloves, A few black cardamoms, cinnamon sticks, Butter for pouring};
  • FOR Garnish
  • {Onion rings, Mint leaves, Lemon wedge}


  1. 1

    For marination, in a bowl take hung curd, red chilli paste, ginger garlic paste, black salt, lime juice, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, all ground spice, salt, to taste, mix well and add some mustard oil.
  2. 2

    ; Make a gash in the chicken legs.
  3. 3

    ; For the chicken stuffing, in a bowl, add blocks of goat cheese, chopped cashew, chopped green chillies, chopped coriander leaves, salt.
  4. 4

    ; Stuff the chicken with mixture and secure it with toothpick.
  5. 5

    ; Grill it in a preheated oven 180 200 degrees Celsius for 15 20 min.
  6. 6

    To make apple and fig chutney: Peel and chop the apple, in a pan add olive oil, chopped ginger, chopped onion, chopped apple, fig, apple cider vinegar, all ground spice powder, lime juice, chilli flakes, brown sugar.
  7. 7

    Cook till all the fruits are reduced to a mash.
  8. 8

    Plate grilled chicken on a platter add to hot, burning coal, add black pepper pods, green cardamom, cloves, black cardamom, cinnamon, and pour clarified butter pour over the burning coal and cover the lid.
  9. 9

    ; Garnish with onion rings, mint leaves and lemon wedges.
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Rakhee Vaswani


Her wanderlust has led Chef Rakhee Vaswani to collect memories from all over the world and that is reflected in her recipes, which she has meticulously adapted for the Indian kitchen. She set up the state-of-the-art Palate Culinary Studio. When she isn’t busy teaching Vaswani is busy hosting food shows.

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