Friday, 3 July 2009

Tandoori Chicken

Summer is here and its barbeque time! I love having a bbq because it is the only time I get to cook certain dishes that cannot be reproduced properly in the kitchen.

Here is an internationally famous dish eaten all over the world. In the past, I have tried making the marinade from scratch, but it does not beat this cheap 69p pack from the Indian grocer down the road. In fact, this is so good, it's easily as good as the average takeaway in the UK or the roadside tandoori chicken sellers in KL. Only downside is that I would not have used any red colouring if I had mixed it myself.

The main ingredients are simple:
Plain yoghurt and this pack of tandoori mix.

Mix it with lime juice. oil and kewra water (I think this is pandan essence) and marinate chicken for at least 4 hours.

After that, cook it in grill, oven or barbeque fire.

Then serve!


Lannae said...

Excellent idea! Grilling the tandoori chicken instead of building a wood burning clay oven!

SimpleGirl said...

we tried marinated tandoori chicken for bbq.....but...not up to our expectation...haha...mayb too much tumeric powder

Hazza said...

Yes, grilling is next best to a charcoal fire, imo.

Simple Girl
Yes, sometimes quicker and tastier to buy the mix. Cheaper too!

wmw said...

Soon you'll be coming back to Malaysia for the real thing ;o)

Hazza said...

Real thing must be in India, lol!