About this recipe:Tandoori Chicken is a form of grilled chicken that is cooked on steam. It is cooked on special occasions, such as on birthday parties or wedding events.The chicken is eaten with plain or butter naan. It can be also eaten with pulao or biryani.
Wash the chicken pieces and set aside so that the water dries up.
Heat 3 tablespoons of oil on a pan and fry the onions until golden brown. Set aside the fried onions (peyaj beresta).
Meanwhile, heat a tawa. Toast the whole cumin seeds until the distinct cumin smell comes out. Grind the seeds into a powder.
Add the fried onions, yoghurt, vinegar, salt, sugar, ginger and garlic pastes, cardamom and cinnamon powder,1 tablespoon of powdered cumin and red chilli powder. Mix well and marinate in regular temperature for 3 hours.
Heat the rest of the oil on a tawa and fry 3-4 pieces of chicken at a time on medium heat. Fry until the chicken pieces turn dark in color and appear to be slightly burnt.
A burnt smell of flesh of chicken will also come out. It will take around 15 minutes for each batch to be properly fried.