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Recipe source: Suja -Kitchen corner Try it
You can find the original recipe here


  1. Chicken leg/thigh pieces-4 nos
  2. Oil-4 tsp

First marinade

  1. Kashmiri chili powder-3/4 tsp
  2. Ginger garlic paste-1 1/2 tsp
  3. Lime juice-1/2 tsp
  4. Salt to taste  

Second marinade

  1. Gram flour-3 tsp
  2. Ajwain seeds/carom seeds-1 pinch
  3. Cloves-3 nos
  4. Cinnamon stick-1`” piece
  5. Cardamom- 3 nos
  6. Nutmeg- 1 pinch
  7. Fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp
  8. Kashmiri chili powder- 2tsp
  9. Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
  10. Mustard powder-3/4 tsp
  11. Kasoori methi-1/3 tsp
  12. Yogurt-1/2 to 3/4 cup


  • Combine all the ingredients for first marinade and keep aside.
  • Make 3 to 4  deep slashes( to the bone ) on the chicken leg/thigh pieces and apply the first marinade and keep aside for 1/2 an hour.
  • Meanwhile to prepare the second marinade ,heat 2 tsp oil in a pan,reduce the flame to low and add gram flour and  ajwain seeds.Roast for a minute or until it is fragrant.(Make sure you stir this continuously while roasting ,or else it might get burnt).Switch off the stove and allow it to cool.
  • Dry roast cloves,cinnamon,cardamom and fennel seeds until fragrant and grind to form a fine powder.
  • Combine the roasted gram flour and  masala powder with the rest of the ingredients for the second marinade.
  • Apply this marinade on to the chicken pieces and refrigerate for at least 5 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 450 deg F and place the chicken pieces on a greased baking tray.
  • Bake for 10 minutes and turn over and bake for another 10 minutes.
  • Now reduce the heat to 250 deg F  and bake for another 10 to 15 minutes.


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    November 20, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    delicious dear..U have made it perfectly..Love to make this..

    Do visit my blog too

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    Saucy Siciliana
    November 20, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    My daughter and I both love tandoori chicken. When we were in India we used to go practically every Sunday to the Bukara restaurant where they made the best tandoori…yours is better though!

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    Daisy Roshan
    November 20, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    i love this mouthwatering tandoori chicken…nice clicks…

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    November 20, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    wow……drooling here……………superb clicks..

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    November 20, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Love these flavors always..Superb clicks and mouthwatering too!!
    Erivum Puliyum
    Ongoing Event -Christmas Delicacy (15 Nov-31 Dec 2011)

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    November 21, 2011 at 3:35 am

    Ingane kothipikkalle…Adipoli..Beautiful clicks too dear.

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    Priya dharshini
    November 21, 2011 at 3:47 am

    Adipoli recipe and the clicks..jus had this yesterday

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    November 21, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Sure better than the restaurant ones..looks so temptiong

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    November 21, 2011 at 8:01 am

    This looks terrific. The pulao, raita and the tandoori…I want them all! Especially the delicious tandoori-YUM!!

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    Treat and Trick
    November 21, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Nicely presented and so yummy!

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    November 21, 2011 at 9:29 am

    droooling!!!! can i use this in a barbeque?

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    Prathima Rao
    November 21, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Absolutely mouthwatering!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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    Jayanthy Kumaran
    November 21, 2011 at 11:22 am

    oh…my…wat a tasty treat…;)
    Tasty Appetite

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    Priya Suresh
    November 21, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Seriously u r killing me with ur fabulous clicks,highly inviting.

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    November 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Thank you all for you lovely comment!!!Thank you!!Hugs!!

    @Manju – i am not sure if you use this in a BBQ..ill try it soon and let you know..

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    November 21, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Such an inviting dish & the presentation is super awesome…….love the clicks.

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    Suja Manoj
    November 21, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious..drool drool drool..
    look so inviting and what a delicious spread..lovely clicks
    thanks for trying dear, hugs!

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    Sushma Mallya
    November 21, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Looks so mouthwatering…Yummy!

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    November 25, 2011 at 4:15 am

    Tandoori chicken may be my all time favourite food. Love the colour of it, looks delectable!


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    December 14, 2011 at 4:04 am

    This looks amazing – tender and delicious!

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