Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Tandoori Recipe

Classic tandoori chicken FROM India IS marinated IN yogurt, lemon juice, AND plenty of spices, THEN grilled OR broiled. Plan ahead. This recipe needs TO marinate AT LEAST 8 hours OR overnight.

Prep TIME: 8 hours, 45 minutes
Cook TIME: 45 minutes
Total TIME: 8 hours, 90 minutes


1 (3-pound) chicken, cut INTO serving pieces, skinned AND trimmed of ALL visible fat
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice OR malt vinegar
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon peeled AND grated OR crushed ginger root
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
2 teaspoons salt, OR TO taste
Vegetable oil, FOR brushing
Fresh cilantro sprigs FOR garnish
Slices of cucumber, red (Spanish) onion, tomato AND lemon, FOR garnish