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In-Tandoor Recipes

In-Tandoor Recipe: Perfect Tandoori Chicken & Chicken Tikka

By June 25, 2018 No Comments



¼ Cup Mustard Oil

1 Tablespoon Ground Cumin

1 Tablespoon Ground Coriander

1 Tablespoon Chili Powder – more or less based on spice level

½ Tablespoon Turmeric

2 Tablespoons Salt

2 Teaspoons Cinnamon powder

1 Tablespoon Garam Masala* Grind black peppercorns, cumin, green cardamom, and mustard seed to powder.

3 Tablespoons Cashew Powder



2 Tablespoons Chickpea Flour

2 Tablespoons Dry Fenugreek Leaves



1 Tablespoon Onion Paste

1 Tablespoon Ginger Paste

2 Tablespoons Garlic Paste

1 Tablespoon Green Chili Paste

1 Lemon Juice

1 Cup Yogurt

½ Cup Sour Cream


3 Pounds Boneless Chicken Thighs

10 Count Legs Bone-In


Prepare Meat

Apply onion/ginger/garlic/green chili paste, and lemon to chicken

Use knife to cut lines throughout pieces

Poke with fork



Add oil to bowl

Add spices to oil and mix well

Add sour cream and yogurt

Add chickpea flour and dry fenugreek to mixture

Whisk together well



Place chicken in tray or in bowl

Pour marinade over chicken

Massage marinade well into chicken

Seal shut with saran wrap

Let sit/refrigerate for 12-24 hours




About 1 hour before cooking, start up tandoor with charcoal (or gas)

Get temperature up to between 800° – 900° F (Point IR Gun at middle of clay)



Place similar size thighs together on same skewer

Place in tandoor and cook for about 10 minutes



Place 3 legs together on same skewer with bone pointing down

Place in tandoor and cook for about 10 minutes



Add strings of red onion, garnish options on plate

De-skewer chicken onto plate

Add fresh lemon juice to taste

Let sit for 2 minutes


Purchase your

Home Tandoor

You Will Receive:

  • Authentic Indian Tandoori Oven
  • 10 Skewers
  • Gadhi (cushion for bread)
  • Mouth Cover
  • Canvas Cover (Model 201)
  • Home Tandoor Oven by GULATI – Home Delivery, High-Heat Gloves, Extra Clay, Weatherproof Cover