How do you marinate chicken tandoori

Tandoori marinade for grilling

For the preparation of this recipe Tandoori marinade for grilling First pour the yoghurt into a porcelain or glass bowl (do not use a metal bowl).

Finely grate the onion and fresh ginger and stir into the yoghurt.

Either crush 1 clove of garlic on a kitchen board with the back of a knife or press it through the garlic press and stir in.

Finally, season the tandoori marinade with the spices mentioned above and 1 teaspoon of sugar to taste.
You can use a little more or less of one or the other spice, depending on your personal taste.
150 ml Tandoori Marinade is sufficient for marinating 8 smaller (see picture) or 4 large chicken legs.

For marinating:

Rinse chicken parts such as chicken legs, chicken drumsticks or other parts under cold water and pat dry with kitchen paper.
Then rub a little salt all around and let it soak in the fridge for 1 hour or longer.

Then moisten the chicken pieces all around with the tandoori marinade and leave to rest in the refrigerator overnight, lying in the marinade, covered with foil.
This yoghurt marinade is sufficient for 4 large chicken drumsticks or 6 - 8 smaller chicken drumsticks.

To grill:
Heat up the charcoal grill, electric or gas grill or the grill in the oven.

Lift the pieces of meat out of the marinade, wipe them off a little and place them on a layer of paper towel, then on the grill that is hot but not too hot either on the previously oiled grill bars or on an aluminum grill tray on both sides, turning several times Depending on the size and thickness of the food, grill slowly for about 35 - 45 minutes.
You can always coat the chicken with a little marinade after turning it.
Serve the grilled hot chicken drumsticks with bread, baguette or flatbread, a salad and, if desired, with a homemade avocado cream as a dip.
The recipe for the avocado cream can be found at
Avocado cream recipe here on this cooking page.

Chicken should always be completely cooked through, which is why I recommend slowly frying the grilled food on the grill at a slightly lower temperature on both sides, then grill the skin on both sides in the last few minutes at a slightly higher heat.

150 ml tandoori marinade for grilling contain approx. 148 kcal and approx. 5.5 g fat
1 chicken leg grilled with tandoori marinade, contain approx. 160 kcal and approx. 6.2 g fat

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