Sunday, 12 July 2009

Roasted Tandoori Chicken


Here is a roasted version of Tandoori Chicken. I made this for dinner a couple of days back when I was not much in the mood to cook. Even though I wasn't in mood, I had to cook something delicious for my little picky eater and a Meataholic husband. I wanted to prepare something that's easy and doesn't require stirring and chopping. I thought this was a perfect dish for my mood. Just marinating the chicken and roasting it. I dint even bother chopping the chicken. Made it for the first time and it was too good. It's not my opinion but my hubby's. My little one just had this chicken for his dinner. He didn't even have a piece of bread or salad!!!The chicken was really soft and succulent. I am adding this recipe to my favourite list....a real heart winner and will make this to bribe my husband every time I need something...:). One more thing that I wanted to mention is that I am not sure how well the chicken will turn out if at all if you are frying it in oil, because I had tried one recipe for chicken tikka long back that was to be grilled but I fried in oil instead and it was a disaster.


Ingredients:
1 kg whole chicken
For the marinade:
6 tbs thick curd
2 tbs lime juice
3/4 Tbs Cumin powder
1 1/2 - 2 tsp salt
1/2 - 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp cloves powder
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
5-6 large cloves of garlic, minced
2" piece ginger,minced
4 tbs vegetable oil
Few drops of orange food colour to get the required orange colour
Preparation:
1. Wash and skin the chicken. Make shallow slits or prick the chicken all over with the fork especially the fleshier part like the breast, legs and thighs to let the marinade permeate through.
2. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade. Marinate the chicken inside and utside and refrigerate it for a minumum of 6 hours or leave it in the fridge overnight.
3. Bring the chicken to room temperature half hour prior to Roasting.
4. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celcius. Place the chicken in an oven proof dish, having atleast 2" depth, with the breast side facing upwards. Bake for 30 minutes. Then turn it over using a tongs pouring all the juices in the tray over the chicken. Bake for another 20 minutes until it starts to get browne at the tail tip. Turn it over again; the breast being the top part and again pour all the juices in the tray over the chicken.Bake for another 15- 20 minutes, until the chicken is well cooked. It may take anywhere from 1hr-1 hr 15 minutes for a Kilo of chicken at this given temperature.
We had this Roasted chicken with vegatble salad, curd and Qubz.You can also have it along with Chappathi,poori,naan etc.
Notes:
1. I have used 1 tsp of Kashmiri Chilli powder cos we like it lightly spicy. You can reduce it to 1/2 tsp as per your taste.
2. You can add a mixture of red&yellow food colour if you dont have the orange colour.
Recipe Courtesy : www.about.com

14 comments:

Aysha said...

Awesome dear...awesome...d tandoori chicken looks so yummy...wish i could have d whole chicken right now...

Ann said...

Shabs,lol on bribing..same pinch there
Seeing this chicken can make me guess how it would have tasted..colorful and tempting..addition to my chicken list

Rihan said...

Wow ..this looks cool..Gonna try it in a day or two. b/w is the orange colour and all available in tescos or morrisons?

Shabs.. said...

Aysha, U r invited when i make them next:)

Ann..:)

Rihan, I have seen food colouring in tescos in the bake section. I got them from asian store here.Colour just enhances the look, rather than taste. You can give it a try without the colour as well if u dint find them.

Ria said...

Hey!I'm really happy that you liked it!! Goodjob!!!:)It's best while warm!!:)

Yes,you can double the recipe :)but the pineapple rings might be less :)when compared to the batter!! And yes,you can definately post it!! Afterall it's Nigella Lawon's recipe!!:)

Ria said...

Your tandoori chicken is a treat for my eyes!!!

Sarah Naveen said...

Wow!!!!
Wow!!!
Parayan ini vakkukal illa...Adipoli!!!

hahahha..happy to hear u like unakkameen
My gr8st worry when i was coming to US,was that i wont get unakkameen here!!!My brother used to tease me telling this...navee said i wont get it here too...but when i visited an American grocery store one day...there it was .Dry fish..my fav...the joy was inexpressive!!!!
try some local markets...i dont think indian stores have this!!!

Pooja said...

Wow looks awesome Shabs! Tandoori chicken is my favourite :)

Anonymous said...

looks so yummy, i can almost the chicken here!!
btw, i am off to kerala today for a month, won't be able to chk ur blog then, so keep some delicious surprises ready!!
--fais

Bergamot said...

First time here...you got a nice blog. i like your traditional recipes a lot. Will keep coming back here.

Shabs.. said...

Ria,thx.

sarah, thx u so much deary.

fais,happy journey...my fmly is thee already...there sure will be some surprises for u. just wait n see.

Pooja,:).. that our fave too...maybe everyones...

bergamot. thx for vising n following me....come again.

Anonymous said...

shab's....nice recipe...im new to baking and new to oven...i have a rotisserie oven and i have so far baked a cake and that only once, but seeing this recepi i really want to try baking this.....but have lots of doubt....please tell me if i can bake the chicken after cutting them into pieces?? and also please tell me if i should place the tary at the topmost or in the middle?? and should i turn the heat position from only top...or only below...or from both up and down?? please clear my doubt and i can go ahead with my baking.

Shabs.. said...

Hi Anon,
Thx for ur lovely comments, wish u had a name to identify. I am sorry if i am late to respond to ur questions.

Regarding ur doubts, i will try to clarify them as much i know.
1. You can definitely bake the chicken by cutting into pieces. But you might need to reduce your cooking time. You may cut teh whole chicken into 4-5 pieces and cook or even smaller if u wish.
2. You can place the tray in the centre of the oven cos if allows uniform cooking. Normally the centre rack of the oven is strictly followed while baking cakes to ensure even cooking, but here u may place even on top, but check the doneness of teh chicken.
3.About rotisserie oven, I am not sur ehow it works, could u please tell me what all modes does it have, then i may be able to guide u. I am sorry about that.
Hope it helps.
Regds,
shab.

Shabs.. said...

Hi Anon,
Thx for ur lovely comments, wish u had a name to identify. I am sorry if i am late to respond to ur questions.

Regarding ur doubts, i will try to clarify them as much i know.
1. You can definitely bake the chicken by cutting into pieces. But you might need to reduce your cooking time. You may cut teh whole chicken into 4-5 pieces and cook or even smaller if u wish.
2. You can place the tray in the centre of the oven cos if allows uniform cooking. Normally the centre rack of the oven is strictly followed while baking cakes to ensure even cooking, but here u may place even on top, but check the doneness of teh chicken.
3.About rotisserie oven, I am not sur ehow it works, could u please tell me what all modes does it have, then i may be able to guide u. I am sorry about that.
Hope it helps.
Regds,
shab.

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