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Tangdi kebab

Back in the days there is one recipe that caught my eye while browsing - Tangdi Kabab. I did tweak the recipe to match my taste. This is one of the famous kabab recipes in northern part of India.
I prepared tangdi kabab for the weekend and made some lemonade to go with it. I have to tell you this meal made my hubby dear's weekend. Tangdi kabab makes a great starter for parties. The next time you host a party for a smaller group, this is one recipe worth trying..Good Luck!! :)....


Marinade A

1 tbsp lemon Juice
10 Chicken Drumsticks
1 tbsp Red chilli powder
Salt per taste

Marinade B

1 cup tightly packed coriander leaves + 2 Green chillies made to fine paste
1 cup thick Yogurt
2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tbsp Garam masala powder
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
2 tbsp Besan(Senagapindi)
1/4 tbsp cumin powder
2 tbsp oil


1 Onion sliced lengthwise
handful coriander leaves chopped
Lemon quarters
couple of pinches of chat masala


Clean the chicken drumsticks and make thick deep slits in the chicken(Make slits where ever there is thick flesh and the slits have to be deep enough to see the bone). Apply marinade A to the chicken. Massage the marinade into the chicken pieces( make sure the marinate is massaged into the slits as well) and keep aside for 15 to 30 minutes.

In a bowl take the ingredients in marinade B except for the oil and mix well. Coat this mixture to the marinated Chicken. Pour oil at the end on top and mix it till each chicken piece is coated with the marination and oil. Refrigerate atleast for 3 hours. If you have time on hand,  let the marinated chicken sit in the fridge overnight.
Preheat the oven to 375F.
Take two baking dishes one bigger and other small enough to fit into the big one upside down. Line both baking dishes with aluminum foil(This makes cleaning easy). Now place the small baking dish into the big one upside down.
Arrange the chicken pieces on the baking sheet and place in the oven.
Bake the chicken till done, about 40 minutes to 1 hour. Flip the chicken pieces every 15 minutes with tongs and baste the chicken with leftover marinade every time you flip the chicken pieces.
Turn the oven to broil and broil the chicken pieces for 4 to 5 minutes per side till they get the charred color. Turn off the oven.

Additional step(Optional)

Before serving, Heat a tawa or griddle pan, place one baked leg piece on the tawa. Sprinke onion slices, chat masala and lemon juice. Let that sizzle and flip the chicken and let the chicken get charred on all the sides.


Instead of using two baking pans you can line the bottom of one baking dish with vegetables and place the chicken on the top.
Besan can be replaced with cashew nut powder for extra taste.


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