Tandoori Chicken Recipe | Tarka | Desi Food

Tandoori Chicken Recipe | Tarka
Tandoori Chicken Recipe | Tarka

This Tandoori Chicken has such a wonderful aroma to it. It is crisp on the outside, while tender and juicy on the inside,

Watch this Masala TV video to learn how to make Tandoori Chicken and Lucknowi Biryani Recipes. This show of Tarka with Chef Rida Aftab aired on 25 March 2020.





  • Chicken 1 kg
  • Roasted, Ground Cumin 1 tsp
  • Crushed Pomegranate seeds 2 tbsp
  • Chaat Masala 1 tbsp
  • Red Chili Powder 1 tsp
  • Salt 1 tsp
  • Black Pepper Powder 1 tsp
  • Lemon Juice 4 tbsp
  • Oil ½ cup
  • All Spice Powder 1 tsp
  • Carom seeds 1 tsp
  • Yogurt ½ cup
  • Green Chilies 2
  • Onion 2
  • Tomato 2
  • Ginger Garlic 1 tbsp
  • Beet root water 4 tbsp



In a clean bowl, add yogurt, roasted ground cumin, ground pomegranate seeds, chaat masala, red chili powder, salt, black pepper powder, oil, lime juice, all spice powder, celery powder, ginger garlic and beet root water. Mix everything well and set aside. Meanwhile, give cuts on the chicken and pour all the yogurt mixture evenly and marinate for 1 hour. Once it is well marinated, heat oil in a wok and and cook the chicken for at least 20 minutes, until the water dries.
After it is done, transfer the chicken on a baking tray, add tomatoes and onions on the side of the tray and grill it for 10 minutes. Serve hot.


  • Rice ½ kg
  • Chicken 1 kg
  • Fried onions 2
  • Ginger garlic 1 tbsp
  • Yogurt 250 gram
  • Potatoes 2
  • Almonds (sliced) 50 grams
  • Green coriander ½ bunch
  • Green chilies 6
  • Oil ½ cup
  • Mint ½ bunch
  • Lemon juice 4 tbsp
  • Ginger 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder 1-1/2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Crushed red chili 1 tsp
  • All spice powder 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder 1 tsp
  • Screw pine water few drops

In a pan add chicken, ginger garlic ,yogurt, green coriander ,mint ,green chili ,fried onion ,lemon juice ,turmeric ,red chili powder ,crushed red chili ,salt ,whole spices , coriander powder and chicken mix and leave to marinate for half an hour. now heat oil and fry potatoes and remove from wok .after this add the marinated chicken .when chicken tender then add the potatoes ,fine cut ginger and further cook for 10 minutes .now add the rice and screw pine essence and leave on dum .finally dish out and sprinkling on top almonds then serve it .

Tandoori Chicken Recipe in Urdu and English

At Masala TV you can check complete Tandoori Chicken Recipe in Urdu and English. This is one of the best recipes by chef Rida Aftab at Masala TV show Tarka. Check out the other best recipes of chefs Rida Aftab.

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  1. Sofia says:

    Excellent marvellous…i like the recipes….weldone all chefs of masala tv

  2. Zeba Farookhi says:

    Can the Chefs talk less about the virus and religious matters and just concentrate on the recipes,We want to see the food not hear moral lectures.

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