Baked Tandoori Chicken

I have always used store bought Tandoori masala to make tandoori chicken at home, but was never satisfied with the taste. The taste wasn't even comparable to the ones we get at local Indian restaurants. Then I came across Julie's Tandoori Chicken recipe and fell in love with it. It tasted even better than the ones I tasted in restaurants.


Chicken Drumsticks: 14, skinless
Yogurt: 1/2 cup
Ginger-Garlic Paste: 1 tsp
Food Color: a pinch (optional)
Lemon Juice: 1. Tbsp
Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp
Cumin Powder: 1 tsp
Coriander Powder: 3 tsp
Chili Powder: 2 tsp
Pepper Powder: 1 tsp
Garam Masala: 1/4 tsp
Oil: 3 tsp

  • Wash chicken thoroughly and pat dry with a paper towel
  • Make couple of deep gashes on the chicken pieces
  • Mix rest of the ingredients with yogurt and check for salt
  • Add the chicken pieces to this mixture and refrigerate it overnight 
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degree F
  • Arrange the chicken pieces in a baking rack
  • Lightly brush oil on top of each chicken piece and bake it for about 25 minutes
  • Turn the chicken pieces brush oil again and bake for another 25 minutes
Drizzle some lemon juice on top of the chicken and enjoy it hot :)


  1. Delicious ones..perfectly done!!Thanx for mentioning my space and trying it out!!Glad that it came out good!!
    You can link it to my event too
    Ongoing Event -Christmas Delicacy (15 Nov-31 Dec 2011)
    Erivum Puliyum

  2. chicken looks delicious
    flavours looks wonderful

  3. Delicious and looking super tempting..


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