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Tandoori chicken

Tandoori chicken is prepared by marinating chicken with curd and spices, then baked in the oven. It is a big hit at my home, especially my kids loved very much and asking it again and again. Here goes the recipe.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
5 hours 50 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Chicken Starters
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4


  • Drumsticks- 4
  • Curd-4tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste-1tbsp
  • Red chilli powder-2tsp
  • Coriander powder-1tsp
  • Cumin powder-½tsp
  • Garam masala-1tsp
  • Lemon juice-1tsp
  • Turmeric-½tsp
  • Food colour a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil -2tbsp


  • Clean the drumsticks and make slits with a knife, so the masala goes well inside it.
  • In a small cup, mix 1tsp chilli powder, salt and lemon juice. Apply the paste nicely to the drumsticks in such a way that masala goes into the slits and leave it for few seconds.
  • After that take another bowl, add remaining chilli powder, coriander, cumin and garam masala powder along with curd and food colour. Mix well.
  • Apply the masala nicely to the drumsticks. Add oil at this stage and mix again.
  • Marinate it for overnight in the fridge or At least 4hours. Here I marinated overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  • Take a baking tray, cover it with a silver foil and brush it with oil . Then place the drumsticks on the tray and bake it for at least 30-40 minutes or until it is cooked. (Here I baked exactly 40 mins)
  • Make sure how your oven works and adjust the time. Once it is cooked allow it to cool for few seconds and then enjoy tasty and delicious tandoori chicken.
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