Tandori Chicken

From: joyjit@rahul.net (Joyjit Nath)
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1993 00:41:08 GMT
Cross Indexed Chicken, Indian

For 12 pieces :
12 pieces of chicken (drum sticks or thighs)
1/2 cup tandoori chicken powder (you get them in Indian Grocery stores)
1/2 cup plain yogurt
Salt as required
2 lime

One whole white onion
One green and one red bell-pepper (optional)

Flat aluminum tray (and foil)

Preparation method:

1. Skin the chicken pieces and make 3-4 deep cuts on each one of them.

2. Mix yogurt, tandoori powder, mustard oil and salt as required

3. Mix the paste with chicken pieces and let it stand for at least 6

4. After marinatingd is done, arrange pieces in tray, cover with foil
   bake at 350 F for 20 minutes.

5. Reduce heat to 250 F, and then bake and broil alternately in 30 min.
   cycles for 2 hrs. Occasionally, take the tray, out, and rearrange the
   chicken pieces before putting them back in. If there is too much
   water inside, drain the water. If the chicken pieces look too dry,
   sprinkle some water mixed with lime juice on them

6. After baking is done, take the pieces out and brush off the excess
   tandoori paste from them. Put the pieces in an open tray in the oven
   for 2-3 minutes( just to get them look crisp and dry.)

7. You can add a garnishing of stir-fried onions and bell-peppers and
   lime juice on the chicken before serving. It should be served hot.


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