TANDOORI CHICKEN

Traditionally used in a Tandoor (Indian clay oven), Tandoori Masala blends traditional aromatic and mild spices to create the perfect base for grilling chicken, meat, seafood and vegetables.

Ingredients

8 chicken drumsticks
Or 4 bone-in leg/thigh chicken quarters

For Marinade:
½ lemon (2 tbsp juice)
1” ginger
4 cloves garlic
Or 2 tbsp store bought ginger-garlic paste
½ cup whole milk yogurt
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp Salt
3 tbsp Masala Mama Organic Tandoori Masala

For Basting:
2 tablespoons butter, melted

For garnish: Onion slaw (optional)
1 small red onion, thinly sliced crosswise, separated into rings
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1-2 tbsp lime/lemon juice
¼ tsp salt

Mix all the ingredients of the slaw, taste for salt. Make the slaw while the chicken is being cooked.

Method

Marinade:
•    Make a paste of ginger and garlic with lemon juice.
•    In a large bowl big enough to accommodate all of the chicken, combine all the ingredients of the marinade and mix well.
•    Make 4-5 deep diagonal slashes in each of the chicken pieces.  
•    Put the chicken in the marinade and rub the marinade nicely into the chicken, making sure it goes into the slits.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours but ideally overnight.

For Grill:
Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Place marinade-coated chicken on barbecue grates, skin side down. Grill chicken until just cooked through (about 7-10 minutes per side), basting with butter periodically. Garnish with onion slaw and serve immediately.

For Oven:
Remove the marinating chicken from the fridge and mix well.  Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and set a wire rack on top of sheet. Arrange it on a rack in a single layer, shaking off some of the excess marinade.

Preheat your broiler to high and position rack 3 to 5 inches from the heat source.

Broil the chicken, turning periodically and basting with butter until the chicken is just cooked through, about 15-20 minutes.
Garnish with onion slaw and serve immediately.

Serves 4.