Tandoori chicken with mint-yogurt dip


You need – 

  • Chicken thigh – 2

For the marinade
  • Yogurt – 3 teaspoons
  • Ginger paste – 2 teaspoons
  • Garlic paste – 2 teaspoons
  • Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon
  • Red chili powder – 2 teaspoons
  • Garam masala – 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 2 teaspoons
  • Cumin powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Pepper powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Red food colour – a pinch
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Vegetable oil – 2 teaspoons


How to –
In bowl mix all the ingredients under marinade. Clean, wash and dry the chicken with paper towel.  with a sharp knife, cut slashes in the flesh.  Rub the mixture onto the chicken well. Make sure the mixture is well rubbed into the slashes.  Cover and refrigerate for atleast 12 hours.


Pre-heat the over to 200 C and Place the chicken on a rack in a roasting pan, brush with oil, and cook, turning once for 25 to 30 minutes until the juices run clear when the chicken is pierced near the bone with a knife.

Mint-yogurt dip
  • Mint – 8 springs fresh leaves
  • Coriander leaves – 2 fresh sprigs
  • Green chili – 2 or as desired
  • Yogurt – 1 cup


In blender, blend the mint leaves, coriander leaves and green chili to a smooth paste with little water. Beat the yogurt and add the mint paste and whisk till well combined.


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8 thoughts on “Tandoori chicken with mint-yogurt dip

  1. Ahhhh!!! Awesome, that crispy layer over the chicken and soft inner meat. Of course the minty punch is needed for the double explosion of flavors.

    I don't feel comfortable with coloring, so that ingredient will be off when I created this delicious chicken recipe.

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