Tandoor Recipes: Indian cooking methods have long been appreciated for the unique flavour and authenticity they brings to a dish. Tandoori, unlike the popular notion of it being a dish, is a traditional Indian cooking method that has now become synonymous with the dish that is prepared such as tandoori chicken, gobhi or aloo. In a simple way, tandoori has marinated food cooked over intense fire in a tandoor (clay oven). The food is then cooked in a smoky fire on long metal skewers for some time until done. Tandoor is a kitchen equipment that is usually dug into the ground or built in an enclosure and the exclusivity lies in the fact that the heat can only get out from the top. All of this gives you a smoky flavour that is mouth-watering and bursting with the flavours of marinade spices. Preparing tandoori dishes at home isn't as tough as it might seem to you. All you need is a clay oven, which is basically a bit more than a very large pot, good enough to hold substantial fire along with marinade ingredients and you are good to go.
Here we have 9 best tandoori recipes that you can easily try at home and host a stellar party with friends and family:
1. Tandoori Murgh
All you chicken lovers, here is the perfect starter for your party! Marinated in spicy and tangy flavours of tandoori masala, ginger, garlic and lemon, chicken pieces are then cooked in the hot environment of the tandoor.
2. Tandoori Gobhi
A vegetarian's heaven! Cauliflower (gobhi) florets are marinated in a host of spices and herbs such as cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, garlic, coriander, fenugreek, carom seeds and red chilli. They are then cooked in a tandoor through skewers. Serve as a snack at your next part at home and see your guests wanting for more.
3. Tandoori Masala Pan-Fried Salmon
A mouth-watering starter dish to serve on a breezy, bonfire night with friends and family. Salmon fish fillets are pan-fried after marinating in a variety of spices and served with a refreshing cucumber salad.
4. Tandoori Bhune Aloo
This got to be the easiest and quickest tandoori recipe! Boiled baby potatoes cooked in tandoor slathered and tossed with spices such as amchur, black salt, red chili powder and yellow chilli powder and topped with onion and saunth chutney.
5. Tandoori Fruit Chaat
Packed with fruits like pineapple, guava and green apple along with potatoes, this interesting fruit chaat recipe with a twist of tandoor is a must-try! Tangy flavours of roasted cumin, Kashmiri mirch, black salt and chaat masala are just irresistible.
6. Tandoori Egg
Tandoori egg or egg tikka is devilled eggs coated with a variety of aromatic spices and onions, and served with mint chutney. In fact, tandoori eggs can also make your biryani exceptional and add that extra kick into it.
7. Stuffed Tandoori Mushroom (Bharwan Mushroom )
This is a delicious snack Recipe. You can serve this amazing snack in your house party aur family dinner party.
8. Tandoori Aloo Bharta
9. Tandoori Bharwan Capsicum
Stuffed capsicum is a delicious recipe. Which is prepared with a mixture of potatoes, paneer and spices, after which you can cook it on a pan or tandoor.