This was a meal that our entire family would look forward to, as we drooled with anticipation of what was to soon come. I would get so excited when I open the fridge to see the chicken marinating, awaiting its fate in our oven, and eventually my stomach. The spices stained our fingertips as we ate and the juices dripped down our chin. It was glorious!
Tandoori chicken is marinated in a blend of spices (known as tandoori masala), along with yogurt, ginger, garlic and lemon before cooking it in the traditional “tandoor” oven. A tandoor oven is an outdoor clay oven that reaches extremely hot temperatures to give a charred and deep flavour to your food. If you’re like me, and most people, you don’t have a tandoor oven hanging around for an occasion such as this. An oven or BBQ grill will do just fine!