Tandoori Chicken Recipe Video

Learn how to make delicious Tandoori Chicken, a barbequed chicken dish from India. It's a great recipe for your outdoor barbeque grill -- just in time for summer get-togethers. The experience, the spices, the color, the flavor, the aroma….the combination of all this will have you coming back for more.


Preparation Time15 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthy++Servings3
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group,


 Chicken pieces6
 Yogurt1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), well beaten (MARINADE)
 Ginger paste1 Tablespoon (MARINADE)
 Garlic paste1 Tablespoon (MARINADE)
 Red chili powder1⁄4 Teaspoon (MARINADE)
 Paprika1⁄2 Teaspoon (MARINADE)
 Tandoori masala1 Tablespoon (MARINADE)
 Coriander powder1 Teaspoon (MARINADE)
 Salt To Taste (MARINADE)
 Lemon juice1 Tablespoon (MARINADE)
 Red food color2 Drop (MARINADE)
 Green chili To Taste
 Lemon juice1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (BASTE)
 Tandoori masala1⁄2 Teaspoon (BASTE)
 Salt To Taste (BASTE)
 Red food color2 Drop (BASTE)
 Cooking oil spray1

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 468 Calories from Fat 128

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g22.1%

Saturated Fat 5 g24.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 224.7 mg

Sodium 1160 mg48.3%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.7%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8.1%

Sugars 6.9 g

Protein 69 g138.3%

Vitamin A 14.7% Vitamin C 50.9%

Calcium 18.9% Iron 17.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Wash the skinned Chicken well and with a knife, make 1-inch slits in it.
2. Put the chicken in a gallon size zip lock bag and add in the Lemon Juice.
3. Give it a good mix and let it sit while getting the marinade ready.
4. Pour all of the marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
5. Do a taste test for the marinade and adjust the salt and other spices as needed.
6. Add the marinade to the chicken (in the zip lock bag) and give another good mix. Make sure all the pieces get well coated with the yogurt mixture.
7. Store in the refrigerator to marinate overnight or minimum of 4 hours for best results.
8. At the time of barbecuing, pre-heat the grill to medium-high heat.
9. Get the baste ready by mixing all the ingredients together.
10. Once the Grill is ready, spray some cooking oil on the grill so that the chicken does not stick to the grill.
11. With tongs, place the chicken on the grill and close the lid. Allow it to cook for 5 minutes. Flip the chicken, coat it with the baste and allow it to cook for a few minutes. Flip again. Baste again. Repeat a couple of times until the chicken is fully cooked.
The chicken needs to cook for approximately 18-20 minutes total.
12. Remove chicken into a platter. Always let it sit for a few minutes before serving to allow the juices to settle in.
13. Serve with Mint Chutney or Pickled Onions.


1. Chicken thighs also work very well for this recipe in combination with or as an alternative to the chicken drumsticks.
2. You can use boneless chicken for the same recipe as well.


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marajuna says :

Great Video...I liked the pickled onions...
Posted on: 3 August 2007 - 2:11pm
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shantihhh says :

OK, I just worried that folks seeing this would think it's OK to spray on a barbie with an aerosol can. Another great way to oil the grill is to use backfat that you keep in the freezer and then just rub it over the hot grills or griddle. Learned that olde world trick from my Serbian son-in-law. They cook so much on the grill! When you cook for them you allow 3# of meat per person, yes 3#! Learned the hard way at our daughter's engagement part we ran out of meat as we only had 65# for 42 people-21 Serbs plus our family. LOL
Posted on: 2 August 2007 - 2:40pm
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showmethecurry says :

Co-Hosts: Hetal and Anuja ShowMeTheCurry.com Great Tip...will keep that in mind.
Posted on: 2 August 2007 - 2:47pm
shantihhh profile page

shantihhh says :

Excellent video, but you should never spray from an aerosol can onto a burning grill-it could explode.
Posted on: 1 August 2007 - 6:59pm
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showmethecurry says :

Co-Hosts: Hetal and Anuja ShowMeTheCurry.com Very good point. We sparyed the can at an angle onto the grill plate and not directly on the flame to avoid the problem.
Posted on: 2 August 2007 - 1:45pm
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Unconsciousfocus says :

Very well done!
Posted on: 29 July 2007 - 7:55pm