Tandoori Chicken

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recipe by Tenina Holder https://tenina.com/

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 30mins
  • Serves icon
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Easy to make: just think ahead and marinate, then cue the salad and the naan for a completely yum family meal. Broil in a hot oven, or cook on the grill if you prefer.

Inspired by: https://tenina.com/recipes/tandoori-chicken

recipe updated May 14, 2020


  • Ginger icon
    15g (about 2¾ tbsp)
  • Cumin seeds icon
    Cumin seeds
    1 tbsp (6g)
  • Coriander seeds icon
    Coriander seeds
    1 tbsp (5g)
  • Black peppercorns icon
    Black peppercorns
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Smoked paprika icon
    Smoked paprika
    3 tbsp (19g)
  • Cayenne pepper icon
    Cayenne pepper
    1 tsp (2g)
  • Ground turmeric icon
    Ground turmeric
    2 tbsp (14g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
    2 (40g)
  • Onion icon
    100g (about ¾)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Lime juice icon
    Lime juice
    30g (about 1)
  • Tomato paste icon
    Tomato paste
    70g (about 4¼ tbsp)
  • Greek yogurt icon
    Greek yogurt
    80g (about 5½ tbsp)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    as needed
  • Chicken leg icon
    Chicken leg
    4 (400g)


  • kCook icon Grill
  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Baking dish - 2 quart
  • kCook icon Tm5 bowl
  • kCook icon Frying pan

Step preview

  1. Add cumin seeds, coriander seeds, black peppercorns, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper and ground turmeric to a clean frying pan
  2. Toast in frying pan until fragrant and let cool
  3. Transfer spices to TM5 bowl
  4. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  5. Blitz - approx 1 min, reverse speed 10
  6. Then add garlic clove, fresh chili, onion, extra virgin olive oil, ginger, lime juice, tomato paste, greek yogurt and sea salt to the marinade
  7. Blend - approx 10 sec, speed 4
  8. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  9. Blend - approx 10 sec, speed 4
  10. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  11. Add chicken leg to a clean baking dish
  12. Slice
  13. Rub marinade onto chicken and cover
  14. Marinate in fridge - 4 hr
  15. Pre-heat Grill - high heat
  16. Grill until cooked through - high heat
  17. Serve
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