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    Food Safari's Tandoori Chicken

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    40 mins

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    Chef floWer's Note:

    I seen this on TV, it was an SBS show called Food Safari which is hosted by Maeve O'Meara. The recipe was made by Nighat Hassan a Pakistani chef and she used an outdoors Pakistani oven but I made it on a regular oven. Nighat made it look so simple and it is, I marinated mine for two days and the flavours really enhanced, we served it with steam rice, a large dollop of yoghurt with a sprinkle of cumin powder, tomatoes and lettuce salad with a mint leaf to garnish, but the chef suggested a Pakistani Mint Sauce. We found eating the chicken with the yoghurt enhanced the flavours more. Please note: Marinating time is not included. Enjoy

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    1. 1
      In a large bowl, add yoghurt, ginger, garlic, tandoori paste, food colour, cumin, coriander, garam masala, salt, chilli and turmeric bowl and mix well.
    2. 2
      Once completely mixed, rub mixture into chicken covering all the chicken.
    3. 3
      Seal chicken in the bowl with cling wrap or zip lock bag and marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours or up to two days.
    4. 4
      Pre-heat the oven to it's highest setting and bake chicken for 20 minutes.
    5. 5
      After 20 minutes reduce the oven heat to 120oC/248oF and cook until tender.
    6. 6
      Serve with steam rice, salad and plain yoghurt.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 20, 2012


      Excellent Tandoori! We loved this recipe, it was simple to put together and had a really authentic taste. I omitted the food colouring but otherwise made it as written. We'll be making this again, thanks! Made for Aussie Swap! :)

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    • on August 12, 2012


      Wonderful, a beautiful blend of Indian spices and an amazing aroma while cooking. I served with home-made yoghurt with some cumin mixed through along with steamed rice and a bit of salad. I went to buy some red food colouring but the store had run out and the closest available was called rose pink. I thought the small quantity wouldn't show through that much but boy was I wrong and the marinade was a bizarre pink colour, but it worked really well because after cooking and browning it turned to a very appetising red.

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    • on March 15, 2009


      I love tandoori chicken and this is really good. I prefer it grilled (I don't have a tandoori grill, though) but for being done in the oven, this really turned out nicely. I am going to give this a try when the weather permits some outdoor cooking! (I have to use up the BIG jar of tandoori paste I bought! :) )

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    Nutritional Facts for Food Safari's Tandoori Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (312 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 570.8
    Calories from Fat 362
    Total Fat 40.2 g
    Saturated Fat 11.7 g
    Cholesterol 216.5 mg
    Sodium 1093.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 4.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    Sugars 2.4 g
    Protein 45.4 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    tandoori paste

    tandoori color powder

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