Chicken Tangdi Kebab Recipe

Chicken Tangdi Kebab
Chicken Tangdi Kebab
Chicken Tangdi Kebab
Chicken Tangdi Kebab

Just the name of this is good enough to drool, chicken tangdi kebab is probably the favorite of every non-vegetarian from India. I still relish the roadside tandoori stalls with skewers filled with different kebabs made of different meats just waiting to be cooked. I wasn’t always sure of the quality of colors used in these stalls. However, the taste was good so I always used to think of how I can make these at home and especially bring the color and texture in the kebabs. That is no longer the case. I made these chicken drumsticks myself and also got the desired color and texture. All it needs is proper marination and good quality food grade color (from a quality brand). The cooking time also gave a nice opportunity for the family to get together and finally relish something which everybody loves. Here, I give you a recipe for your own chicken tangdi kebab. Enjoy them with a home made green chutney, cut onions and lemon.

Ingredients needed for Chicken Tangdi Kebab

  • Chicken drumsticks – 3-4
  • Hung yogurt – 4 tbsp
  • Red chili powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam masala – 1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
  • Lemon juice – 3 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp and for basting
  • A drop of red food coloring

How to make Chicken Tangdi Kebab

  • Make slits in the chicken drumsticks.
  • Mix all the remaining ingredients in a bowl.
  • Apply the marinade all over the chicken drumsticks.
  • Cover and keep for at least 2 hours and, for good results, keep for 10-12 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and lay the chicken drumsticks on a sheet lined with aluminium foil.
  • Apply a little oil and cook for 20 minutes from each side or until is chicken is nicely brown.
  • Serve hot with onion slices and coriander chutney.