My family and I love Tandoori anything - but of course we do, we're Indian! But I have been on a hunt for a great Tandoori marinade that tastes authentic but is easy for me to do at home. Well I think that I finally found the recipe that my family and friends love but I had to tweak it a bit to make it more "authentic" for me. This recipe works great with any protein, as well as tofu and mushrooms (for those vegetarians). This recipe is definitely a hit in my family - give it a try!
(recipe courtesy allrecipes.com)
1. Remove skin from chicken pieces, and cut slits into them lengthwise. Place in a shallow dish. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt and lemon juice. Set aside 20 minutes.
2. In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, onion, garlic, ginger, garam masala, cayenne pepper, and turmeric. Mix until smooth. Spread yogurt mixture over chicken. Cover, and refrigerate for 6 to 24 hours (the longer the better).
3. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium high heat, and lightly oil grate.
4. Cook chicken on grill until no longer pink and juices run clear. Garnish with cilantro and lemon wedges.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Ready In: 1 day 45 minutes