Thursday, June 23, 2011

tandoori in the broiler...

if you don't grill...

Tandoori Chicken Recipe in the broiler...


  • 8 chicken thighs (can be regular, skinless, or skinless/boneless)
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp plain yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 small red onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic smashed
  • 2 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 4 tsp tomato paste
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp hot paprika
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Cooked Basmati rice (for serving with)


  1. Preheat the broiler. Make shallow cuts in the chicken pieces with a knife. Toss the chicken in the lemon juice and 1 1/2 teaspoons of kosher salt in a large bowl.
  2. In a food processor or blender, pulse 2 Tbsp yogurt, the vegetable oil,onion, garlic, ginger, tomato paste, coriander, cumin, 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika, and 1/2 tsp kosher salt to make a paste.Toss the chicken in the mixture and let marinate for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Place the chicken on a foil-lined broiler pan. Broil, turning once, until slightly charred, 5-6 minutes per side. If cooking bone-in chicken, after broiling set oven to bake at 350 and bake the chicken in its juices for approximately 30 minutes. The center should register approx. 165 F when done.
  4. Meanwhile, combine the remaining 1/2 cup yogurt and 1/2 tsp paprika, the cilantro and a pinch of kosher salt in a bowl. Top the chicken wiht the yogurt sauce and serve with rice underneath or on the side.

again, i prefer bone-less thighs...and well-done chicken in pink, ugh!...

i'm also not a huge fan of basmati rice...i like a rice that blooms more...

always nice to serve a little coconut or currents on the side...
if you like it spicy, chopped serrano chilies...
diced cucumber, too...

1 comment:

  1. i remember anthony hopkins being interviewed one year for the oscars...he was asked what he would do if he won...and he said'i would take all my friends out for tandoori's my favorite dish'...