Indian Tandoori Cooking

Generally, tandoori meals are prepared in a tandoor, an oval shaped clay oven with a small fire in the bottom. The heat increases slowly but ultimately gets to a much higher temperature level than a barbeque.

A tandoor is normally utilized to prepare naan bread, meats as well as kebabs (meat or paneer). The bread is stuck to the sides, the kebabs stood up and down as well as whole chickens rested on a grid over the fire.

For domestic cooking, a tandoor is not actually practical but the meat meals can be reproduced on a barbeque or in the stove. The bright red appearance of tandoori meats which you might see in Indian restaurants is generated by a food dye which truly isn’t essential to enhance the appearance of your tandoori meals.

I have a terrific desire for tandoori style food. It has flavour, without being “hot” or high in calories or too filling. In fact it’s an excellent meal summer or winter, if you fancy something a little various. As a bonus, it doesn’t take hrs to prepare. Obviously you can take all the effort out of it and utilize a pre-prepared mix, however I assume they have much less flavour as well as you can’t utilize them for anything else, whereas if you utilize the private flavors, you can make other recipes as well.

You can easily make tandoori chicken (whole), tandoori lamb chops (pork would be much more unusual, but there’s no reason why you should not use it, if you prefer) and lamb tikka (kebabs) however my individual favourite is chicken tikka because it’s so quick so here’s my own dish.

This dish offers 2 people – multiply it for as many people as you desire.


* 2 Chicken busts
* 1 tiny tub Greek yogurt
* 1 tsp ground cumin
* 1 tsp ground coriander
* 1/2 tsp ground turmeric extract
* 1/2 tsp ginger powder
* 1/2 tsp chilli powder (or to taste).
* 1 little clove garlic, crushed.
* salt to taste.
* 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
* Cut the hen busts into 1 inch cubes as well as alloted.

Mix the seasoning powders and garlic right into the yogurt. You can make use of low fat yogurt if you favor. You can additionally make use of fresh ginger or ginger paste from a container as opposed to ginger powder however go very easy on the amount as it can be rather over-powering.

Now you can likewise mix in the salt as well as lemon juice yet if you do so, don’t leave the poultry to marinade for greater than about 20 minutes or it will certainly become extremely dry when cooked. If you want to marinade it for a longer time, include the salt and also lemon juice right before you cook the recipe or sprinkle on to offer.

Thread the chicken onto skewers and also either bbq or chef under a grill making use of medium heat up until the hen is slightly browned and prepared with.

For a snack, serve with salad, pitta or naan bread and also lemon wedges or for something extra substantial with rice and also dahl.