Spicy Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Tandoori chicken is a an indian preparation of chicken cooked with a medley of spices. Flavored with red chilies, garlic, ginger, lemon juice, ground cumin and coriander along with others, the tandoori chicken is marinated with the spices and yogurt with vinegar. roasted in the oven, it can be served with rice along with a salad. Adapted from Sharp Microwave and Convection Cookbook.
Spicy Tandoori Chicken picture


Health IndexAverageServings6
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Red chilies2 , seeded
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
 Crushed ginger2 Teaspoon
 Lemon juice2 Tablespoon
 Ground cumin2 Teaspoon
 Black pepper1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ground coriander3 Teaspoon
 Whole cloves2
 Cinnamon1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Bay leaf1
 Turmeric1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Nutmeg1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Paprika2 Teaspoon
 Chicken thighs6 , skin removed
 Vinegar1 Tablespoon
 Low fat yogurt200 Gram

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 141 Calories from Fat 38

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4 g6.7%

Saturated Fat 1.2 g6.1%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 59.3 mg

Sodium 88.7 mg3.7%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g3.3%

Dietary Fiber 2.7 g10.7%

Sugars 4 g

Protein 16 g33%

Vitamin A 19.7% Vitamin C 19.6%

Calcium 11.4% Iron 13.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Puree chillies, onion, garlic, ginger and lemon juice until smooth.
Mix cumin, pepper, coriander, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf, turmeric, nutmeg and paprika in a small bowl.
Heat for 2-3 minutes on HIGH.
Remove bay leaf and cloves.
Combine chilli mixture and spices together.
Spread over chicken.
Sprinkle with vinegar and pour over yoghurt.
Cover and marinate overnight, stirring occasionally.
Preheat oven 200°C.
Place on Low Rack, cook for 20-25 minutes on HIGH MIX/ROAST 200°C.
Baste with remaining marinade during cooking.
Serve with boiled rice.