chicken pieces (6 to 7 mixed pieces, thighs, breasts and legs)
Oil, for basting
thick plain yogurt
ARVINDA’S TANDOORI MASALA (add 1 tsp. extra for spicier)
lemon OR lime juice
sea salt, or to taste
|1 to 2|
garlic cloves, finely minced (optional)
red food colouring (optional)
ARVINDA’S GARAM MASALA, to garnish
Fresh cilantro, finely chopped, to garnish
In a large bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients together. Reserve some marinade for basting if cooking the chicken on the barbeque. Add the chicken and coat evenly. Cover the bowl, refrigerate, and marinate overnight (or for at least 4 hours).
Cook on the barbeque and baste with the reserved marinade as needed. Garnish with cilantro and ARVINDA’S GARAM MASALA.
Garnish with a sprinkling of ARVINDA’S GARAM MASALA and cilantro.
OVEN METHOD: Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6 and set one oven rack at the top position and the other at the center position. Place the marinated chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake in the center of the oven for 20 minutes. Flip the chicken over, baste with oil and return it to the oven for another 10 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked. Change the oven temperature to the broiler setting and move the baking sheet to the top oven rack. Broil the chicken for 2 minutes to give it a slight char. Flip and repeat it on the other side, if desired.