Tamarind Chicken

Chicken marinated in a mixture of tamarind paste and herbs and grilled. This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel

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Tamarind Chicken
Main Ingredients Tamarind Paste, Chicken Legs
Cuisine Fusion
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Tamarind Chicken

  • 2 tablespoons Tamarind Paste
  • 4 Chicken Legs
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Galangal cut into thin strips
  • 4 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 2-3 Dried red chillies
  • 6 Garlic cloves
  • 500 grams Fennel seeds (saunf)
  • 6 Fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • to taste Crushed black peppercorns


  1. Put tamarind paste, salt and galangal in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp olive in a non-stick pan, add dried red chillies and sauté till they get a smoky fragrance and their colour changes.
  3. Add garlic and fennel seeds and sauté on a low heat for 2 minutes. Cool and grind this mixture to a coarse paste.
  4. Add the paste to tamarind mixture and mix.
  5. Add 1 tbsp olive oil and mix well. Add basil and mix well.
  6. Halve the chicken legs and add to the above mixture and mix well.
  7. Set aside to marinate for 10-15 minutes.
  8. Heat a grill pan. Add remaining olive oil, add the chicken pieces and grill for 5 minutes.
  9. Serve hot with steamed rice.