*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                           Tandoori Style Chicken
 
 Recipe By     : Poultry
 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Chicken                          Ethnic
                 Sauces And Preserves             Vegetarian
                 Indian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      2 1/2 Pound   Chickens -- skinned and halved
    1      Teaspoon      Salt
      1/3  Cup           Fresh lime or lemon juice
    8      Tablespoons   Butter
                         Black pepper
    2                    Limes or lemons -- cut into wedges
    1                    Tomato -- sliced
    1                    Onion -- sliced
                         --------------MARINADE--------------------
    1 1/2  Cups          Unflavored yogurt
    4      Cloves        Garlic -- crushed
    2      Teaspoons     Cayenne pepper
    2      Teaspoons     Ground cumin seed
    1      Teaspoon      Ground coriander
    1      Teaspoon      Ground ginger
      1/2  teaspoon      red food coloring -- -- (1/2 to 1)
                         optional
                         Black pepper
 
 You can use the skinned chicken halves as they are, but it is better to discard
the wing, the rib bones and the back bones
 With a sharp knife make shallow gashes all over the skinned halves. Rub the
chicken with the salt and then some lime or lemon juice.
 In a large bowl combine the yogurt, garlic, cayenne, cumin, coriander, ginger,
food coloring and black pepper.  Brush the chicken thoroughly with this mixture,
getting deep into the gashes.  Marinate the chicken, refrigerated, in the mixture
for 4 to 5 hours or overnight.
 Preheat the oven or broiler to 450F.
 Thread each chicken half along its length on a long metal skewer and cook for 5
minutes on one side, then turn and cook for 5 minutes on the other side.  Brush
with melted butter and cook for 10 minutes more on each side or until the chicken
is done and the suface is golden brown
 Sprinkle with the remaining lime or lemon juice and with black pepper. Garnish
with the lime or lemon wedges and the tomato and onion slices. Serve hot.
 
 
 
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