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Tandoori Fried Chicken

Tandoori fried chicken brings all the spice to this Southern staple.

food

Tandoori Fried Chicken

Tandoori fried chicken brings all the spice to this Southern staple.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken (separated into breasts, thighs, wings, drumsticks)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 limes
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely grated
  • 1 inch of ginger, finely grated
  • 2 tablespoons garam masala
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered red food coloring (optional)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon dry ginger powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground red chili (cayenne pepper)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tablespoon crushed methi (fenugreek) leaves
  • 5 cups oil (canola, vegetable, grapeseed)
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons hot sauce

Steps

  1. Combine chicken, buttermilk, juice of 1 lime, garlic, ginger, 1 tablespoon garam masala, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon red food coloring in a large bowl. Massage, ensuring every piece is coated. Cover and refrigerate overnight or a minimum of 3 hours.
  2. In a large resealable plastic bag, add flour, 1 tablespoon garam masala, ginger powder, ground red chili, nutmeg, fenugreek leaves, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon red food coloring. Seal and shake to mix ingredients.
  3. Remove chicken pieces from buttermilk mixture. Add to flour, one at a time, shaking to coat. Set aside.
  4. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven to 350 degrees. Add coated chicken, making sure not to crowd the pot.
  5. Fry chicken until golden brown on all sides, and juices run clear (approximately 15 minutes).
  6. Whisk honey, juice of 1 lime, hot sauce, and salt to taste in a small bowl. Drizzle over hot Tandoori Fried Chicken.