Punjabi Style Tandoori Chicken

Punjabi Style Tandoori Chiken

Punjab is famous for its people, culture, festival, religious diversity and food. The Punjabi cuisine is known for its rich, buttery flavours with vegetarian and meat dishes and the local cuisine of Punjab is influenced by the agriculture and farming lifestyle. Tandoori Chicken is also one from Punjabi cuisine.

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Punjabi cuisine has a rich tradition of many distinct and local ways of cooking and “Tandoori” is the most famous and special form of cooking, which is now famous in other parts of India, the UK, Canada and many parts of the world.

The most famous dishes of this cuisine are sarso da saag with Makki di roti and tandoori chicken. Tandoori chicken was originated in Punjab, India. It is prepared by roasting chicken marinated in curd and spices in a tandoor. The main ingredients of this dish are chicken, curd, honey and tandoori masala.

Make the tandoori chicken at home with the help of this tandoori chicken recipe.

Per piece of tandoori chicken contains 263 kcal.

  • Carbohydrates 6.1g
  • Protein 31g
  • Fat 12g
Prepare time: 15 min
Cook: 25-30 min
Ready in: 30 min



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  • 1 whole chicken, cut in half
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

Second marination

  • 1 tbsp mustard oil
  • ½ tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp degi red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp shahi jeera, crushed
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • 10 gm soft cheese
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tbsp roasted gram flour
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of cinnamon powder
  • ½ cup hung curd


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  1. Take a whole chicken cut into half, and slit the breast and leg part.
  2. After that, marinate the chicken with ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice.
  3. Then refrigerate it for 1 hour.
  4. In a bowl, add mustard oil, degi red chilli powder, cardamom powder, a pinch of cinnamon powder, shahi jeera, and coriander powder, mix well.
  5. Now add hung curd, soft cheese and mix well.
  6. Remove chicken from the refrigerator and marinate with a second marinade; mix well.
  7. Grease the tray with oil or butter and place chicken on it and rest for 2 hours.
  8. Now, bake it at 170*C for 35 minutes.
  9. Remove it and serve.

Serve this dish with green chutney and raita.