With some new spice additions to my collection (garam masala and hot curry) Indian food was on the top of the list. Alongside some side dish pouches from Trader Joe’s I decided that the main event would just have to be chicken tandoori. After searching a few recipes to get the general idea, I hit the kitchen with my new spices and some greek yogurt.

The taster is a master griller, so thanks to him, the chicken was grilled to perfection. You know, the crispy crust and juicy inside? And it was just the main dish that those pouches needed. Now you can easily have Indian night at home and it doesn’t even require hours slaving over the stove!

Tandoori Chicken - 2-3 servings

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 4 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp hot curry powder
  • 2 tsp smoked spanish paprika
  • 1 pound chicken thighs

Combine the yogurt and spices. Add chicken and toss to coat the chicken.

Marinate for 4-24 hours.

Heat grill to medium. Cook about 20 minutes, until cooked through. Flipping after 10 minutes.

Served with dal, punjab eggplant and baked naan drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with zaatar (recipe inspiration from RhodeyGirl)

9 Comments (Reply )

  1. RhodeyGirl
    Sep 15, 2010 @ 8:04 am

    Yum! I’m never made Tandoori Chicken but this looks amazing!!

    Thanks for the shout out!


  2. Angharad
    Sep 15, 2010 @ 9:01 am

    I’ve never made tandoori chicken – I always thought it would be way more labour intensive than that! Looks awesome.

    P.S. Saw your message about not having google reader updated – hopefully that hasn’t happened to a lot of people! Eek. Good to have ya back! :)


  3. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Sep 15, 2010 @ 10:25 am

    Love this!!! I’ve never made it but have always wanted to! Thanks for the recipe!


  4. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Sep 15, 2010 @ 3:01 pm

    That sounds really good! I don’t eat Indian food often enough. And thank you, Trader Joe’s for making sides so convenient! :)


  5. Katie@Cozydelicious
    Sep 15, 2010 @ 9:06 pm

    Yum! And so simple too… I love it! I always thought tandoori was hard, but this looks like a perfect weeknight dinner.


  6. Caitlin
    Sep 15, 2010 @ 10:53 pm

    Looks so delicious! And seems so easy to do. Definitely going to star this one.


  7. Dana
    Sep 16, 2010 @ 3:04 pm

    Looks fantastic! I’m always reluctant to make Indian food at home, but I do love it! I’ll have to try it out :)


  8. Lori
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 8:40 pm

    I was just thinking tonight that I needed to cook some Indian cuisine. I was thinking chicken tikka masala, but maybe I’ll make something like this. Looks great!


  9. Holly
    Sep 22, 2010 @ 11:59 am

    holy moly – i need homemade tandoori chicken in my life!!


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