Tandoori chicken is a well-known Indian dish originating from the Punjab region. It gets its name from the traditional clay oven, or 'tandoor', in which it is cooked. The chicken is marinated in a mixture of yogurt and various spices, resulting in a flavorful and juicy dish. Tandoori chicken is famous for its distinct red color which comes from the use of Kashmiri red chilli powder or paste. It goes well with mint chutney and is typically served with naan or rice.
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Clean the chicken pieces and make incisions with a knife.
In a large bowl, mix together the yogurt, lemon juice, oil, spices, salt, and ginger-garlic paste.
Add the chicken pieces to the bowl and coat them thoroughly with the marinade. Leave them to marinate overnight in the fridge.
Preheat the oven at 200 degrees Celsius.
Arrange the chicken pieces on a baking tray and cook for about 20-30 minutes.
Turn over the chicken pieces and cook for another 20-30 minutes or until they are fully cooked.
Serve the tandoori chicken hot with green chutney and naan or rice.