Tandoori Chicken with Green Chutney


Tandoori Chicken


Tandoori chicken is one of the most popular dishes in Indian cuisine. Chicken is marinated with yoghurt and some spices and is cooked at a very high-temperature in a Tandoor or clay oven. It is  is mostly found in menus in Indian restaurants all over the world. Here I have used Vah chef’s recipe with some modifications and the method is from Food for 7 stages of life. You can find Radhika’s recipe and method here. I used to bake it at around 400 – 450 F before but this method calls for baking it at 500 – 550 F. Baking at a higher temperature makes the chicken slightly crispy but juicy inside, which makes it much tastier. Green chutney is an excellent combination with tandoori chicken, you can find its recipe below. You will never have cravings for the restauranty tandoori chicken if you taste this one. Prepare and enjoy!!



  1. Chicken Drumsticks – 6
  2. Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tsp
  3. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  4. Red chilly powder – 2 – 3 tsp
  5. Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  6. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  7. Kasoori methi – 1/2 tsp
  8. Lemon juice – 2 tsp
  9. Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
  10. Gram masala powder – 3/4 tsp
  11. Curd – 4 tbsp
  12. Salt – To taste


1. Mix all the ingredients under marinade except the chicken drumsticks. Keep aside.

2. Wash the chicken drumsticks. Do not remove their skin. Pat dry with a paper towel. Make 2 – 3 deep slits on the fleshy part of the chicken so that the marinade can penetrate inside the flesh. Rub the marinade all over the chicken drumsticks one by one. Remember to rub the marinade inside the slits.  Put them in the refrigerator for at least 8 hrs or overnight.

3. Preheat oven to its maximum setting. The maximum temperature that I can set in my oven is 500 F so I baked them at that temperature. Line a cookie pan with aluminum foil. Lightly grease the foil with oil. Arrange the chicken drumsticks on the foil.  Brush the chicken with oil or pour little oil on them ( this step is optional). Place the tray in the center rack of the oven. Bake it for about 12 – 15 minutes. Take out the tray carefully using your oven mitts. Turn them over and  brush/pour a little oil on the chicken pieces (this is optional). Return the tray to the oven. Bake for another 10 – 12 minutes. Take out the tray when the drumsticks are done. Be careful not to burn the chicken pieces. (The juices that surrounds the chicken would be burnt and the skin of the chicken pieces might be stuck to the foil when you take it out.) Slowly take out the drumsticks after 2 minutes using a metal spatula. Enjoy with spicy green chutney.

DSC_0840Tandoori Chicken with Green Chutney

Green chutney

  1. Cilantro – 1 small bunch

  2. Mint leaves – 1/4 cup

  3. Garlic – 1 clove

  4. Ginger – 1/4 inch

  5. Green chillies – 2 small , seeded

  6. Yoghurt -  2 – 3 tbsp

  7. Lemon juice – 2 tsp or to taste

  8. Salt – To taste

Wash the cilantro and mint leaves. Drain well. Blend everything together in a mixer until you get a smooth paste. Adjust the salt and lemon juice. Serve immediately.




  1. Tempting tandoori chicken Maya..Oru rakshayum illa, pics anel pinne parayanda..Kidukidu..

  2. Yummy and flavourful tandoori drumsticks.

  3. even ive been thinking of making these..yummee

  4. Yummy! The green chutney sounds super too.

  5. yummy chicken tandoori…Its one of my fav…and a lovely click too

  6. perfect appetizer and a colorful platter of red, green and yellow!

  7. Tempting Chicken Recipe…Loved the combination of colours

  8. Chicken and chutney adipoli Maya. Nice colors.

  9. Kidulam !! njanum ithu undakkai last week..he he :-) your pics very temptingttoo..

  10. Ahh u are making me crave for some chicken now…looks super gud.Green chutney is a must try bookmarked :)

  11. adipoli pic….chicken nalla crispy ayittundu da.

  12. so tempting n inviting. beautiful clicks. yummilicious:)

  13. Yummy,love the colour of the chutney ..

  14. lovely clicks n tempting!

  15. kandittu nalla crispy aayittirikkunnu……..superb:)

  16. Tandoori looks really yummy…And I bet that tempting looking chutney will go awesome with tandooi chicken

    Hamaree Rasoi

  17. Looks delicious ….. on my list :)

  18. ithu kandittu sahikkan pattunnilla ente fav anithu. adipoliyayittundu. chutney also superb. next time ingane try cheyyam ketto

  19. Wat a droolworthy tandoori chicken and chutney, very inviting..

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  21. Wow..This is exactly how I make mine nowadays..Tried diff masalas,but this is the combination that gave me the top result.

  22. Kadittu sherikum kothiyavunu.Beautiful and tempting pics!

  23. hai

    kandittu kazhikkan thonnunnu. its too good yaaar.

  24. adipoliyayittundu kttoo…

  25. Maya kidillam aayitundu, kothiyaviunnu..last week undakkiyayirunnu ..this looks so inviting.

  26. oh enikku vayya..ente control pokunnu!!!!adipoli!!

  27. OMG how gorgeous, waht a fab dish.

  28. Eniku vishakunnu……love ur space.

  29. ayuooo kothi ayittu vaya………….

  30. What a spread..superb!

    US Masala

  31. wow Maya…your pics are amazing & I love your write up too da..
    Tasty Appetite

  32. da congrats ktto.ee blog id mathrubhumi onlinil koduthirikkunne kandu:)

  33. enikku vayya..kidilan tandoori chicken ketto…

  34. this is a visual delight! i am sure it must taste yummy too.

  35. wow… adipoli

  36. Anonymous says:

    Wowwww…. Really adipoli!!!!

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