Chicken Tandoori is my all time favourite.The main reason ,behind it is ,the healthier as it is baked with less oil.This time ,I wanted to prepare it a bit differently.So used fried besan flour as a coating.Made some change in the ,masala also.Grinded onion with cilantro to give an aromatic touch .We thoroughly enjoyed the chicken.
1.Chicken drumsticks - 7
2.Onion - 1/2
3.Chilli pwdr - 2 tbsp
4.Turmeric pwdr - 1/2 tsp
5.Tandoori masala pwdr - 1 tsp
6.Ginger - 1/2 inch
7.Garlic - 5 pods
8.Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
9.Besan flour - 3 tbsp
10.Curd - 1/2 cup
11.Salt - to taste
12.Oil - to brush
13.Cilantro - a handfull
* Wash the chicken and make slits on both sides.
* Grind onion,ginger ,cilantro and garlic together, into a fine paste.
* Take a muslin cloth ,add curd and remove the excess water from it.
* Take a mixing bowl add chilli pwdr,turmeric pwdr,tandoori masala pwdr,grinded onion paste,curd,lemon juice and salt.
* Mix it together ,without any lumps.And the paste shud be thick.
* Rub the chicken drumsticks with the masala and refrigerate it overnight.
* Pre heat the oven for 350 degrees farenhiet.
* Take the chicken and bring it to room temperature.
* Take a pan ,roast the besan flour ,till it gives out nice aroma.
* Now add the besan flour to the chicken and leave it for half an hour.
* Cover the baking tray with aluminium foil ,spray some oil on it.
* Place the chicken in batches and brush little oil on top.
* Cook the chicken for 20 mins,turning it over every 10 mins.
* While turning the chicken,brush with oil.
* When the chicken is cooked 90 % ,turn the oven to broil mode.
* Keep the chicken in broil mode for 5 mins or untill it has golden brown spots.
* Totally the chicken would have cooked for 20 - 25 mins for every batch.
* Serve it hot with any pulao.
|A closer look !!!|
* We can also place the masala chicken in a ziploc and refrigerate.This way the chicken will be marinated well.
* Take care in turning the chicken around,because there may be chances for the chicken to get torned.
* Every oven has different settings,so cook the chicken accordingly.
* Place the chicken in equal intervals , this will make sure the chicken to get cooked well.
* I have cooked this chicken in 2 batches ,to make it cook well.
* In broil mode,the chicken will get darken quickly,so take utmost care to bake in broil mode.