How to make Full Tandoori Chicken - SK Khazana -

Make this popular tandoori dish at home and enjoy it with your loved ones

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Whole chicken, Kashmiri red chilli powder (काशमीरी लाल मिर्च पावडर)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Full Tandoori Chicken - SK Khazana

Full Tandoori Chicken - SK Khazana Recipe Card


Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Full Tandoori Chicken - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Whole chicken 1

  • Kashmiri red chilli powder 4 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Hung yogurt 1 cup

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Red chilli paste 1 tablespoon

  • Dried fenugreek leaf (kasuri methi)n powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Mustard oil 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Butter for brushi

  • Chaat masala to sprinkle


Step 1

Make incisions on whole chicken and put in a bowl. Add 2 teaspoons chilli powder, salt and 1½ tablespoons lemon juice and apply well all over inside out. Set aside.

Step 2

Mix together hung yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, chilli paste, dried fenugreek leaves powder, garam masala powder, remaining chilli powder, salt, remaining lemon juice and mustard oil in another bowl.

Step 3

Add chicken and apply well all over inside out. Set aside to marinate for 1-2 hours.

Step 4

Preheat oven to 200º C.

Step 5

Place the chicken on a baking tray, put tray in preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Step 6

Brush some butter on chicken, sprinkle chaat masala on top and serve hot with green chutney and salad.

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