Tandoori chicken is a dish popular in South Asia, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia consisting of roasted chicken prepared with yogurt and spices. The name comes from the type of cylindrical clay oven, a tandoor, in which the dish is traditionally prepared. The chicken is marinated in yogurt and seasoned with the spice mixture tandoori masala, pepper, red chili powder or Kashmiri red chili powder is used to give it a fiery red hue. A higher amount of turmeric produces an orange color. In milder versions, both red and yellow food coloring are sometimes used to achieve bright colors, but turmeric powder is both mild and brightly colored. It is traditionally cooked at high temperatures in a tandoor (clay oven), but can also be prepared on a traditional barbecue grill.
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Recently i got a new friend on facebook … was glad to connect with her as she had a small business of home made masalas in Chennai. Anisa Arif, the owner of ZAIKA gifted me some awesome Mughlai masalas that can be used for making biryanis, kebabs and BBQ. The parcel had a packet of Tandoori masala too which i had used today for making this beauty. The designing and the packaging was awesome and the moment i opened the pouch, my house was filled with it’s amazing aroma. I could easily smell the freshness of the grounded spices. Something i was searching for a long time. The fragrance was so strong that it stayed on my palm the whole day….wow!
Finally my chicken tandoori is done and i must admit that the credit goes to ZAIKA. It indeed added lots of flavors to the chicken which i were missing somewhere for all these days. The taste was authentic. The ones you get in the typical ‘muslim mohalla’ like Mohammad Ali Road in Mumbai or Chatori Gallis of Lucknow. Thank u so much Anisa Arif for making our meal so much ‘Zaikedar’.
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