Sharing with you my recipe for Tandoori Chicken ( a shortcut way and from scratch)
Ingredients and Method:
If using a shortcut, simply prepare the marinade by mixing yogurt along with tandoori masala ( usually 1/2 tbsp in 3-4 tbsp yogurt for 1/2 kg chicken)
750 gms of chicken ( We used bone in meat for extra flavour. mostly drumsticks are used for tandoori chicken recipes)
4-6 tbsp yogurt
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp garam masala ( you can substitute this for cumin and coriander powder as well)
Salt per taste ( 1/2 tsp to a tsp)
1 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp Paprika ( I find paprika mild compared to red chilli powder and use it primarily for its color. It gives that nice red tone to the chicken)
if using kashmiri chilli pwd or red chilli pwd, be mindful of how much you add. )
Simply have fun with spices and make it your own version of Tandoori chicken, You can add more spices or adjust them to your liking.
Begin my adding all these spices along with yogurt and ginger garlic paste onto chicken. Rub thoroughly and let chicken marinate for 4-6 hours. Overnight is even better. Then bbq, grill or bake until done. We BBq at 440 F for 10-15 mins ( 5-6 mins on each side). Once nice charcoal marks appear on the chicken and it is no longer pink inside, consider it done. Add a generous squeeze of lemon and enjoy on its own or serve with rice dish of your choice or with a simple salad.