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How to Make a Low Carb Tandoori Chicken Recipe

This low-fat Tandoori Chicken is loaded with flavor. It's simple to cook, and the marinade takes care of all the work . Who wants takeaway food?

Tandoori chicken is a chicken dish that is prepared by roasting Chicken marinated in yogurt and spices used in tandoor It is a clay oven that is cylindrical.The dish was derived from the Indian subcontinent and is extremely popular in different parts of the world.

Which Ingredients

  • 4 tsp paprika

  • Juice 2 lemons

  • 16 skinless chicken thighs

  • 2 red onions, finely chopped

  • Vegetable oil, for brushing

For the marinade

  • 300ml Greek yogurt

  • large piece ginger, grated

  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed

  • ¾ tsp garam masala

  • ¾ tsp ground cumin

  • ½ tsp chilli powder

  • ¼ tsp turmeric


  1. Combine the juice of the lemon and the red onions and paprika in a large, shallow dish. Cut each thigh of the chicken three times.

  2. Then, turn them over and dip them into the juice. Then put them aside for 10 minutes.

  3. Mix all the marinade ingredients in a bowl and pour it over the chicken. Give everything a thorough mix. Then cover and let it chill for at minimum 1 hour. It can be made for up to one day before.

  4. Grill on high heat. Transfer the chicken pieces onto an oven rack and place them on an oven tray. Sprinkle a bit of oil over the chicken and cook for about 8 minutes per side or until they are lightly charred and fully cooked.

Where did it came from?

Foods that resembled the tandoori chicken could be present in time of the Harappan civilisation. According to an archeologist of renown Vice-chancellor and archeologist of Deccan College Professor Vasant Shinde, the first evidence of a dish that is similar to tandoori chicken is located within the Harappan civilization that goes from 3000 BC.

His team has found the earliest ovens located at Harappan sites, which are similar to the tandoors utilized within the Punjab state. Punjab. Physical remains of chicken bones with char marks have also been unearthed.

Harappan houses had keyhole ovens with central pillars which was used for roasting meats and baking breads. Sushruta Samhita records meat being cooked in an oven (kandu) after marinating it in spices like black mustard (rai) powder and fragrant spices.

According to Ahmed (2014), Harappan oven structures may have operated in a similar manner to the modern tandoors of the Punjab.

Tandoori chicken as a dish originated in the Punjab before the independence of partition of India.

In the late 1940s, tandoori chicken was popularised at Moti Mahal in the locality of Daryaganj in New Delhi by Kundan Lal Jaggi and Kundan Lal Gujral, who were Punjabi Hindus as well as the founders of the Moti Mahal restaurant.

Mokha Singh had founded the restaurant in the Peshawar area of British India, which is now a part of neighbouring Pakistan.

The United States, tandoori chicken started appearing on menus in the early 1960s. Jacqueline Kennedy was said to have had "chicken tandoori" during a trip to Rome from Rome to Bombay during the year 1962.

A recipe for tandoori-cooked chicken was published within The Los Angeles Times in 1963, aimed at "the hostess looking for an innovative idea for a dinner for a party"; the same recipe was published in the same newspaper in 1964.

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