What’s For Dinner – Jo’s Neighbours Tandoori Chicken

Hello beautiful joy people,
My neighbours and I were recently very blessed to be invited to my neighbour Sunny’s house for an Indian cooking lesson, there were several fabulous dishes that we learnt to cook, this tandoori is one of them. I hope you love it as much as I do.

Thanks to Sunny and Aman for opening up their house to all of us.

This recipe has a lot of ingredients but please don’t be deterred by that, it is really simple and tastes amazing. I have to thank my fabulous neighbour Sunil who invited us to his house for a meal and some Indian cooking lessons, I can’t tell you how excited I was. This tandoori is one of the dishes he made and I just had to share it with all of you. You can get all of the spices at JK international at 49 Suscatand street Rocklea, this store was amazing and has everything you could possibly imagine for Indian cookery and the prices were so cheap.


1-2 kg Chicken breast/thighs/drumsticks with no skin (whatever you prefer)
300 g plain yoghurt
Fresh chilli pounded in a mortared and pestle (as much as you like)
2 tbs ginger/garlic paste (available from Indian spice stores, I got mine from JK international).
Juice of one lime
1tsp ground coriander
1tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 garam masala
1tsp black cumin seeds
1tsp cumin seeds
5 black cardamom pods
5 green cardamom pods
2-3 cloves
2 tbs corn flour
1tsp ground fennel
1 Cinnamon quill
1 tbs melted butter
Salt to taste
Handful chopped fresh coriander
Red Indian colouring ( if you want it to have they beautiful orange colour)

Mix together and leave it to sit for 20 mins then add chicken and marinate overnight.

Tandoori Marinade

Grill on a BBQ is probably the best as you get the beautiful charcoal flavour from grilling on an open flame. Serve with mint chutney, see recipe below.

Mint Chutney

1/2 red onion sliced
A couple hadnfuls of mint leaves
Fresh red chilli sliced (as much as you want)
1/2 handful of coriander leaves
Juice of 1/2 a lime
2 Tbs plain yoghurt
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cumin

Add together and blitz in a blender/food processor/thermomix and then taste and adjust as required.

Tandoori Chutney



The Joy Girls xx

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