Tandoori chicken, an all-time favourite chicken dish, has made a place for itself on the menus of most Indian restaurants. While there is evidence that tandoori chicken existed during the Harappan civilisation, in modern times, the credit for this chicken dish goes to Mokha Singh Lamba and Kundan Lal Gujral. The duo first popularised tandoori chicken at their restaurant in Peshawar, Pakistan and brought it to Delhi after the Partition. Before its popularity spread across the subcontinent and overseas, the chicken dish was available at the Moti Mahal chain of restaurants which is also where the butter chicken recipe was invented.
Today, the classic tandoori chicken recipe has won hearts across the globe. Jacqueline Kennedy, First Lady of the United States from 1961 to 1963, reportedly had tandoori chicken on her flight from Rome to Mumbai in 1962. The fiery red colour is the most distinct feature of this chicken dish. Traditionally, the tandoori chicken recipe is prepared by marinating pieces of chicken and then roasting them in a cylindrical clay oven, locally called a tandoor. This tandoor-style of cooking is what lends the chicken dish its unique smoky flavour and taste.
Tandoori Chicken Recipe Without Tandoor
You don't need to run to the nearest restaurant everytime you crave a plateful of tandoori chicken. Although this chicken dish traditionally needs a tandoor, you can easily make it at home without a tandoor as well. Follow the steps in this easy tandoori chicken recipe to make this yummy chicken dish at home without a tandoor.
In this tandoori chicken recipe video, Gurdip Kohli Punj shows you how to make tandoori chicken in lollipop style with two different marinations. This chicken dish will be a favourite starter or appetizer at any house party. Watch the recipe video for the simple instructions:
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You have tasted the classic tandoori chicken but now give this stuffed tandoori chicken a try. Chef Rakhee Vaswani gives the classic tandoori chicken recipe a contemporary twist by stuffing the chicken pieces with a mix of goat cheese and herbs. In this recipe video, chef Vaswani also shows you how to make an interesting chutney to go along with the tandoori chicken. The chef also shows you how to give the tandoori chicken the smoky flavour. Watch the recipe video for the simple instructions:
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Expert Tips for Tandoori Chicken Recipe
Trying the tandoori chicken recipe but somehow not getting it right? Before you give up, check out these expert tips to help you make the tandoori chicken recipe. Right from cleaning the chicken well to getting the marinade right and tricks to cooking tandoori chicken without the tandoor, these expert tips will help you get the same restaurant-style tandoori chicken at home.
Do More With Leftover Tandoori Chicken
Got excited with the tandoori chicken recipe and made a little too much? Or have some tandoori chicken leftover from your house party? You can easily use the leftover tandoori chicken to make a whole new chicken dish. Continue relishing the flavours of tandoori chicken with these recipe ideas.
Best Tandoori Chicken on Instagram
Tandoori chicken is relished not just in India but across the globe and we found proof on Instagram! From Los Angeles to Australia, this chicken dish has fans in all corners of the world. Check out these 10 drool-worthy pictures of tandoori chicken for plating ideas and the different ways you can enjoy this chicken dish.
Cooking With Chicken
Fans of chicken will be happy to know that there is more than one way to cook your favourite meat. From baked and roasted to grilled, check out these six ways to cook chicken for your next chicken meal.
Spice Mix for Chicken Recipes
Chicken is the favourite meat in Indian cuisine thanks to the meat's ability to soak in all the flavours from the spices. These spice mix recipes will help add a burst of flavour to your chicken dish.
More Non-Veg Starters Recipes
Tandoori chicken is a quick and easy non veg starter to make at home but why offer only one non veg starter at your house party when you can offer a whole platter of non veg starters? Check this out for more ideas on non veg starters recipes you can serve at your next party.
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