Monday, July 30, 2012

Chicken Tandoori - With Besan Flour Coating

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.


Unknown said...

Wow such crispy treat...looks perfect!

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious !!!

Shanavi said...

This is my upcoming post de, like ur's with besan coating.Followed sara's recipe. As usual,nee kalakura de..very inviting.

Suja Manoj said...

Wow irresistible,crispy and yum.

Unknown said...

yummy Savitha....

Unknown said...

wow.. it looks awesome.. i am your follower :) do stop by mine sometime..

Vimitha Durai said...

looks so inviting... New version

radha said...

With besan? And they look so good, so I guess it works!

Menaga Sathia said...

looks crispy n yumm...

Swathi said...

chicken tandoori looks crispy and delicious.

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Its soooo crispy and real tempting dish...

Nalini's Kitchen said...

looks so tempting and crispy....

Anonymous said...

Happen to be trying to find this and learned much more than anticipated in this article. Thanks.

Saraswathi Ganeshan said...

Delicious treat for chicken lovers!!!

Priya Suresh said...

Omg, wat a super succulent and irresistible chicken legs, yummm!

Spice up the Curry said...

mouthwatering here.. love it

kate said...

Wow chicken looks soooo yummy. Can't wait to try this soon.

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