Chicken Tandoori Masala Chicken Tandoori Gravy Recipe

tandoori chicken gravy

Hello buddies today I am sharing a delicious version of the tandoori chicken recipe. This recipe has juicy and succulent pieces of grilled chicken cooked in spicy gravy. Usually, tandoori chicken is prepared in clay oven. But with this recipe you can learn to make tandoori chicken without oven on your stove top. It is also known as tandoori chicken masala gravy.

tandoori chicken masala gravy

You might be wondering whether I used store-bought tandoori chicken masala for the marinade. Well, I didn’t! Instead, I chose to use the usual Chicken Masala of Everest brand. So you will see that this tandoori chicken marinade recipe lends a unique flavour, which makes this recipe stand out from the conventional tandoori chicken recipes.

Tandoori Chicken Gravy

chicken tandoori masala

You can have this tandoori chicken curry with lachha parathas. The gravy is extremely delectable and everyone in your home would surely enjoy dunking bits of parathas in it and relish this easy chicken tandoori recipe with great fervour.

tandoori chicken recipe

This tandoori chicken has the restaurant-style appearance, flavour and aroma. Since the chicken bits are grilled over the open fire of the stove, they have the typical char and grilled marks. In the end, I have tempered the entire tandoori masala chicken by pouring oil over the piece of red hot charcoal for the typical smoky flavor.

tandoori chicken masala gravy

tandoori chicken pizza

This recipe of tandoori chicken yields 2-3 servings. For the purpose of measurement, 1 cup = 250 ml. Let’s begin!

easy tandoori chicken recipe


  • Chicken – 500 grams
  • Thick yogurt – 3/4 cup, beaten
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tbsp or to taste
  • Kashmiri red chilli powder – 1 tbsp
  • Ginger – 1 & 1/2 inch piece, finely crushed
  • Garlic – 10 cloves. finely crushed
  • Chicken masala – 2 tbsp
  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Salt – To taste

Other Items

  • Charcoal – a 2-inch piece
  • Oil – 1 tsp

How to make Chicken Tandoori

  • In a bowl, take the chicken. Add in the yogurt, red chilli powder, Kashmiri red chilli powder, ginger, garlic, chicken masala and salt.

chicken tandoori

  • Mix everything well so that the marinade covers the chicken well. Try using your hand instead of the spoon to mix the ingredients.

chicken tandoori recipe

  • Now add the oil and mix everything once again. Cover the chicken and let it marinate for 2-3 hours.

how to make tandoori chicken

  • Heat the skillet on medium flame and add in the chicken along with the marinade. The chicken will release a lot of water at this stage. Cook the chicken on medium heat till its done and the gravy thickens. This step takes about 12-15 minutes.

tandoori chicken masala

  • When the chicken is done the oil will come on surface and will look like this.

tandoori chicken on stove top

  • Pick the chicken pieces and let the gravy drain properly into the skillet. Grill the chicken on direct flame of the stove. I placed an iron grill over the stove to place the chicken pieces on. Make sure the iron grill is very hot before you place the chicken on it.

tandoori chicken on gas

  • Put the grilled chicken pieces back into the gravy and give it a good mix. Heat a piece of charcoal over the flame till it turns red. Place a small bowl in the middle of the skillet and transfer the hot charcoal into the bowl using a pair of tongs. Pour 1 tsp of oil over the charcoal and immediately cover the skillet with a lid to trap the smoke in.

how to make chicken tandoori

  • Open the lid. Chicken tandoori curry is ready to serve. Serve hot with rotis or parathas. Enjoy!

tandoori chicken pizza