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Chicken Tangdi: A Delectable Indian Delight

Chicken Tangdi is a mouthwatering Indian dish that features marinated and grilled chicken drumsticks. It is a flavorful recipe that originated in North India and has gained popularity across the country. The tangy and aromatic spices used in the marinade infuse the chicken with incredible flavors, while the grilling process ensures tender and juicy meat. Chicken Tangdi is perfect as an appetizer, a main course, or as part of a barbecue or grill party.

What is Chicken Tangdi

Chicken Tangdi is a popular Indian recipe that consists of marinated and grilled chicken drumsticks. Tangdi, which translates to "leg" in Hindi, refers to the chicken drumstick used in this recipe.

Also known as Tangdi Kebab or Tangdi Kabab, this dish is traditionally marinated in a mixture of yogurt and spices such as ginger, garlic, cumin, coriander, and garam masala. The marinated drumsticks are then cooked in a tandoor (clay oven) or grilled until they are tender and infused with delicious flavors.

Chicken Tangdi can be served as an appetizer, a main course, or as part of a barbecue or grill party. It pairs well with mint chutney, onion rings, and a squeeze of lemon juice. Variations of this recipe may include additional spices or ingredients like chili powder, turmeric, or lemon zest, depending on personal preferences and regional variations.


Quick and Easy Chicken Tangdi

Looking for a delicious and easy chicken recipe? Chicken Tangdi is a must-try! As a chef, I can attest to the irresistible flavors of this dish. The first time I had Chicken Tangdi, I was captivated by the aromatic spices and the tender meat that simply melted in my mouth.

I have always been fond of Indian cuisine, and Chicken Tangdi quickly became one of my favorites. It reminds me of other tantalizing kebab recipes with its rich flavors and juicy texture. Whether you're a fan of Indian food or simply looking to spice up your chicken dishes, Chicken Tangdi is a winner.

In my recipe video, I'll guide you through the marination process, share tips on grilling or baking the drumsticks to perfection, and show you how to serve them in an appetizing way. Get ready to impress your friends and family with this flavorful and easy-to-make Chicken Tangdi recipe!


How to make Chicken Tangdi

  1. Start by scoring the chicken drumsticks. For this take a drumstick and make diagonal cuts around half way through the flesh on both sides of the drumstick. Put all the drumsticks in one bowl.  
  2. Now to make the marinade for the drumsticks we’ll add freshly squeezed lemon juice, salt , pepper, garam masala, red chili powder, Kashmiri chili powder, coriander powder, ginger & garlic paste, soy sauce, Red chili sauce and a splash of oil in the bowl with the drumsticks and mix well.
  3. Let the drumsticks marinate for at least 30 mins to 4 hours. 
  4. Now we’ll cook the chicken. For this start by heating some oil in the Circulon Nonstick Covered Sauteuse on a medium heat. Place the chicken in the sauteuse , flipping occasionally for around 12-14 mins or until the chicken is 90% cooked.  
  5. To give the tangdi char marks and a charred flavor, heat oil in the Meyer Cast Iron Grill until smoking hot. Put the chicken on the grill and cook on each side for around 2-3 mins until fully cooked and grill marks appear on the drumsticks.
  6. Remove the grill from the heat. Take a small metal bowl or make one using aluminum foil, keep this bowl in the grill and put a piece of hot charcoal in it. Put ghee or oil on top of the charcoal and cover the grill pan for 5 minutes.
  7. Put the Chicken Tangdi in a serving dish and garnish with finely sliced onion rings, lemon wedges and a mint chutney.


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Expert Tips

  1. Make sure to score the chicken before marinating. This allows for the marinade to seep throughout the chicken.
  2. The longer you let the chicken marinate the more flavorful and tender the final product will be. Minimum 30 mins to a maximum of 4 hours.
  3. While cooking the chicken in the Circulon Nonstick covered sauteuse, use the included lid to cover the sauteuse to cook the chicken properly while keeping it juicy and tender.
  4. Make sure the cast iron grill is well oiled and sizzling hot before putting the chicken to ensure a good crust and less stickage to grill.

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