Sunday, 6 October 2013

Pan-Seared Tandoori Chicken

Wow, it has been three months since I update my has been crying every day and night because I have abandoned it for so long. So many blogger friends also have been asking why I'm not updating my blog. Before I tell you the reason for my disappearance, let me apologize to all of you for not updating my space and also for not visiting your spaces, I'm very sorry dear friends. Okay, now let me tell why I went missing, I have been very very busy with packing and shifting to the new house. It took such a long time for me to pack, move out, unpack and settle down, by the time we settled down laziness have set in and I couldn't snap any pictures for blog. 

I have been cooking a lot lately but did not snap any pictures as you all know how time consuming setting the food and writing for the post. I think enough stories told, let us get to recipe. I have bought a box of tandoori powder a couple of days ago and have been planning to make Tandoori Chicken, I have used boneless chicken pieces to make this and it looks something like Chicken Tikka. Now let us see how to make this delicious, mouth-watering Tandoori Chicken my style;


500gm of boneless chicken (cut into bite size chunks)
1 cup of plain yogurt
1 tbsp of lemon/lime juice
1 tbsp of Tandoori powder (store bought)
A few drops of red coloring
Salt to taste
Oil/ Ghee for Pan Searing

Mix chicken, yogurt, lemon/lime juice, tandoori powder, red coloring and salt, mix everything and marinate for minimum 4 hours or over night. I have marinated over night in the fridge.

So after marinating, heat a flat frying pan or griddle pour some ghee or oil and sear the marinated chicken pieces until it is cooked and has some char marks on it. Do not crowd the griddle, give enough room for the chicken to be moved, cook everything in batches and keep aside.

Now our Pan-Seared Tandoori Chicken is ready to be served with slices of lemon and onions.

Do try and let me know how it turned out for you!


  1. looks so yum... hope you'l update more frequently now...

    1. tq Raf...i will try to update as frequent as I can dear...

  2. I get it done on stove top too at times :) And so glad to see you back Arthy. Hope to see you more often :)

  3. G'day and love the ease and simplicity too!
    Your photo makes me want to make this right now, true!
    Cheers! Joanne

  4. Love the charred effect in this recipe... will be a nice spicy snack in rush time!

  5. Wow thats so your recipe...tats so wonderful...

  6. yummy pan seared tandoori chicken n welcome back :-)

  7. tandoori chicken using normal pan looks yum yum dear.......

  8. wow...looks too tempting got the same result as of oven roasted..


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