Chicken Tandoori

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Cooking for Crowds

By Merry White

Published 1974

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An Indian tandoor is a conical clay oven in which marinated meats are charcoal-cooked. The meat, fish, and chicken are typically bright red with spices, tangy, and dry. I have tried for ten years to reproduce the taste of the chicken tandoori I’ve had in India, and only approximate it by a combination of charcoal searing and oven baking. Some recipes call for yogurt in the marinade, but this makes it too wet, I think.

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