Ghee Roast Tandoori Chicken Recipe

Are you a mum like me? Do you have young kids? One of the biggest challenge that you may have faced (as much as I do), is cooking food. Normally if you making any Indian curry, making the curry paste takes half of the time in cooking. Life gets much better if you have a ready to use paste. I have made this tandoori chicken using tandoori paste, which I keep ready. Read on for finding out how to make tandoori paste and how to make ghee roast tandoori chicken.

What is Ghee Roast

Ghee is clarified butter. When you use ghee to make roast the food, it is called ghee roast. For ghee roast tandoori chicken, roast chicken in ghee and then cook with tandoori paste, onion and other spices like bayleaves and cumin seeds.

Ghee Roast Tandoori Chicken Recipe | Your Food Fantasy
Ghee Roast Tandoori Chicken Recipe | Your Food Fantasy

Normally, I will use fresh spices for all my curry. However, brutal reality is sometimes on a week day all you need is quick food, which should be tasty. That’s why I prepare tandoori paste ready and use in my recipes.

As most of you know, I do not eat chicken or any non-vegetarian food. Kapil is the one who cooks chicken for himself and my daughter (another chicken eater in family).

All I do is prepare tandoori paste, which takes only few mins and keep it ready. This helps Kapil to make this tandoori chicken with minimal effort.

How to prepare Tandoori Paste

Making tandoori paste is super easy. Steps to make tandoori paste are as follows:

Mix 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp cayenne, 1 tsp ground coriander, 1tsp red chili powder, 1tsp garlic powder, 1tsp dry mustard, 1 tsp ginger, 1tsp turmeric powder, 1tsp fennel powder, 1 tsp cumin powder, and 1tsp paprika in a food processor or mixer. Add 1/2 Cup yogurt and 2 Table spoon lime juice when you want to use this tandoori paste.

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Method

  • Wash the chicken in a colander and keep aside. Heat a heavy bottom pan over medium heat and add ghee to it.
  • When it’s warm, add bay leaves and cumin seeds. Once they crackle, add chopped onion and sauté till they are pinkish. Add ginger paste and sauté again for a minute.
  • Add chicken pieces to it and sauté them till they changes their colour. Now add tandoori paste and mix well. Add 1/2 cup of water and cover the pan with lid. Let it cook for 15 minutes.
  • Open the lid and cook for another 2 minutes. Switch off the flame and serve hot.
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The addition of ghee just simply augments the taste multifold. There are places in India where food is cooked only in ghee and no oil.

Pro Tips

  • Prepare the tandoori paste in advance. Just add yogurt and lime juice when you want to cook.
  • Use fresh chicken. If using frozen chicken, thaw the chicken properly.
  • I have used onion, bayleaves, cumin seeds, you can totally ignore this if you in super rush.

This Ghee Roast Tandoori Chicken Is

  • Super easy to make
  • Tastes brilliant, especially after resting the curry for few hours
  • Gluten-free
  • Can be made in jiffy

Storage and Serving Suggestion

You can freeze this tandoori chicken for using another day.

Once cooked, this chicken curry can be kept refrigerated for couple of days. It will taste better next day.

Serve this tandoori chicken ghee roast with butter naan or plain steamed rice.

Below is step by step recipe of tandoori ghee roast chicken.

Ghee Roast Tandoori Chicken

Delicious chicken curry made using tandoori paste and ghee and ready in less than 30 mins.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 Portions
Calories 540 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 750 Grams Chicken Pieces
  • 1 Onion Medium Size – Finely Chopped
  • 1 Teaspoon Ginger Paste
  • 250 Grams Tandoori paste Check notes how to make Tandoori Paste
  • 2 Tablespoon Ghee / Clarified Butter
  • 1-2 Bayleaves Optional
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds Optional

Instructions
 

  • Wash the chicken in a colander and keep aside. Heat a heavy bottom pan over medium heat and add ghee to it.
  • When it’s warm, add bay leaves and cumin seeds. Once they crackle, add chopped onion and sauté till they are pinkish. Add ginger paste and sauté again for a minute.
  • Add chicken pieces to it and sauté them till they changes their colour. Now add tandoori paste and mix well. Add 1/2 cup of water and cover the pan with lid. Let it cook for 15 minutes.
    Ghee Roast Chicken Curry Prepartation
  • Open the lid and cook for another 2 minutes. Switch off the flame and serve hot.

Notes

  • To make Tandoori Paste : Mix 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp cayenne, 1 tsp ground coriander, 1tsp red chili powder, 1tsp garlic powder, 1tsp dry mustard, 1 tsp ginger, 1tsp turmeric powder, 1tsp fennel powder, 1 tsp cumin powder, and 1tsp paprika in a food processor. Add 1/2 Cup yogurt and 2 Table spoon lime juice when you want to use this tandoori paste.
  • You can try this same recipe with any other curry paste, as long as paste is bit spicy and the quantity used may vary.
  • I have used onion, bayleaves, cumin seeds, you can totally ignore this if you in super rush.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Ghee Roast Tandoori Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 540 Calories from Fat 747
% Daily Value*
Fat 83g128%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 115mg38%
Sodium 8091mg352%
Potassium 282mg8%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 183IU4%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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