Saturday, 10 October 2009

Finger licking good

So here i go with the fusion again.I introduce to you,The tandoori spiced BBQ chicken! Mmm.
Tasted fab i assure you.This picture is a bit premature mind,i did cook it off a bit more to give it that charcoal Smokey crispness.

I marinated the chicken for about 4 hours,yes over night is always best.

i used yogurt in this mix,Just because my family always do.But i did watch this programme by Heston Blumenthal... ( HESTON <3)

  • 1 pint of live natural yogurt
  • 4 Tablespoon Cumin powder
  • 2 Tablespoon Cumin seed
  • 1 Tablespoon Brown mustard seed
  • 2 Tablespoon garam masala
  • 2 Teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 2 Teaspoon sweet imli sauce
  • 3 Teaspoon Chopped green chilli
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 8 cloves garlic - crushed
  • 2 inch grated ginger (grate over a bowl because the juice is the best!)
  • Red, or no food colouring
  • Amchoor
  • pinch or two of salt
  • Chaat masala to finish or black salt
  • Chopped cilantro (corriander)
  • Ok so where should i start!

    In a bowl,Mix the yogurt with all the ingredients excluding the cillantro and chaat powder, but including the juice from the ginger.

    Give it all a good mix.
    You should have something that doesnt look to great.

    Then cut slits into your chicken,I always think it is best to use chicken on the bone,because it cooks better and holds better. Cut about 2/3 slits into your chicken legs but make sure you stay within the chicken if that makes sense,and make sue they are deep enough to reach the bone.Basically dont cut over the edge. Then wash the chicken and place into the marinade.cover it and allow it to sit for as long as you can.

    When cooking you can either BBQ it or cook it in the oven,i have cooked it in the oven before tastes fine,i just finish it under the grill.

    In the oven at 220 deg, put the chicken in on the top shelf for about 20-25 minutes until cooked,i usually foil it andput about a table spoon of water in the tray just helps keep it moist i then finish it under the grill.

    On the BBQ i cook it for about 10 -15 minutes,well just till its cooked really.
    then sprinkle with the chaat masala and squeeze over some lemon,sprinkle over the chopped cilantro.

    You could also make a chicken tandoori masala dish if you wished
    To makes things easier and to make the dish look neater,debone the thigh/legs or just use breast.
    cook the meat as stated above,then mix through a masala sauce.

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