Proper Tandoori Chicken is cooked in a tandoor, a charcoal-fired clay oven. This recipe will work in ordinary kitchens.


  1. 6 chicken thighs
  2. 1/4 cup lemon juice
  3. 1/2 chopped onion
  4. 4 cloves of garlic
  5. 1 T grated ginger
  6. 3 t coriander
  7. 1 T cumin
  8. 1 t salt
  9. 1/4 t paprika
  10. chili powder
  11. 1 cup yoghurt


  1. Skin the chicken and marinate in the refrigerator for 1/2-hour by brushing it lightly with lemon juice.
  2. Process C, D, E, F, G, H and a teaspoon of lemon juice together into a paste. Combine the paste with I, J and K and blend until smooth.
  3. Cover chicken with yoghurt paste and marinate for another 4-hours in the refrigerator (overnight is better.)
  4. Bake in an oven at 450o for 45-minutes or until the chicken is tender.

Serve over rice.

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