Easy Tandoori Chicken

This iconic Indian dish is not just loaded with flavorful spices, but is surprisingly simple to make too.


  • 1 whole chicken, separated into breasts, legs, wings and thighs
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely grated
  • 1 inch of ginger, finely grated
  • 1/2 tablespoon dry ginger powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground red chili
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tablespoon crushed methi (fenugreek) leaves
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon powdered red food coloring
  • Thinly sliced white onions and lemon, to serve


  1. In a medium bowl, add all ingredients except chicken, and stir until combined.
  2. Make deep slashes in chicken and pour marinade over top. Gently massage the chicken and ensure all sides are coated.
  3. Place in fridge to marinate for up to 24 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  5. Bake chicken for about 30 minutes, or until firm to the touch and juices run clear. Serve with onions and lemon. Enjoy!