Indian Independence Day; Tandoori Chicken recipe

January 26, 2013 6:55:56 AM PST
Saturday, January 26, 2013, marks India's Republic Day. On this day in 1950, the Declaration of Indian Independence was passed.

Since Chicagoans love to eat, and Indian food is a favorite, we brought Executive Chef Ahmed Mirza Baig and Ahmed Irfan Khan, President & CEO, Taaza2U (http://taaza2u.com/), into our ABC7 studio to show us how to make a traditional Indian dish.

Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs Chicken Leg quarters
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • Pinch of ground cardamom
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon mace powder
  • 1 table spoon Lemon juice
  • 3 table spoons yogurt
  • 2 table spoons vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste
Preparation:

1. Combine everything into a bowl and thoroughly mix it.
2. Score the Chicken Leg quarters and place it in the bowl with the marinade.
3. Pre-heating oven or grill to medium high.
4. Place the chicken cook it for about 8 to 10 minutes per side.
5. Serve it with Tandoori Bread or Basmati Rice.

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