Tandoori, in Hindi तंदूरी pronounced Tāndouri is a mixture of spices used in Indian cuisine, which is in the form of a fine powder of red-brown color.
This mixture has a very rich and subtle taste that reveals itself when cooked. It is very aromatic and not very spicy.
Tandoori dishes are cooked in a tandoor (or tandour), a sort of terracotta oven in the form of a jar, traditionally buried in the ground.
The tandoor is fed for a few hours in embers until the walls become sufficiently hot, the food being introduced after the fire is out, often on a small spit (principle similar to that of the traditional bread oven) or attached to the wall like the delicious nans.
The presentations being made, for 4 people you will need:
4 ORGANIC chicken legs,
1/2 cup of lemon juice,
1/2 chopped onion,
4 garlic cloves,
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger,
3 teaspoons of coriander seeds,
1 tablespoon of cumin seeds,
1 teaspoon of salt,
1/4 teaspoon paprika,
1 pinch of chilli,
1 cup of organic yogurt,
BIO red dye (and this is serious, BIO, don't go buy me any rotten industrial dye)
Remove the skin from the chicken thighs, brush with lemon juice,
Let sit for 30 minutes,
Mix garlic, onion, ginger, coriander seeds and cumin, a tablespoon of lemon juice and salt, until you get a thick paste,
Add paprika, chili and yogurt,
Mix again and add a few drops of dye so that the mixture becomes a beautiful red color,
Put the chicken legs in a dish, cover generously with the tandoori mixture,
Cover with a film and let stand for several hours, ideally overnight,
Preheat the oven to 180 ° C (unless you have a tandoor in your garden, you will be satisfied with the oven),
Place the chicken thighs on the oven rack above the broiler pan, bake for 45 minutes, check the cooking with the tip of a knife or skewer, serve immediately.
On this particularly tasty and spicy cuisine, why not a red Vacqueyras from Patrick Lesec (around € 15) or for white lovers a Pinot gris Sonnenglanz Grand Cru Vendanges Tardives from Domaine Bott Geyl (around € 40).
So all that remains is to wish you a good tandoori with a good flavor of the flavors of India and tell you soon .... Hoping to read you, but I'm afraid I will be disappointed ....