Tandoori cooking has become an integral part of Indian food, especially Mughlai or North Indian cuisine. Whether it’s Tandoori chicken or mutton, Paneer Tikka or Tandoori Roti – there are so many dishes which utilise the humble clay oven. It is quite possible to recreate the smoky Tandoori flavours using other techniques and methods of cooking. Chef and cookbook author Sabrina Ghayour is well-known for her cookbooks on middle-eastern cuisine, and she attempted recreating a much-loved Tandoori dish at home. She took to Twitter to share a yummy Tandoori chicken which she made in her oven. Take a look:
Proper tandoori style chicken (made indoors!) last night for dinner with the kids. They love it and it’s got a pretty decent ???? kick to it. Took 2 minutes to make and 45 mins to bake. Can’t share recipe yet but it’s on it way! pic.twitter.com/HjfoNMP3pi— Sabrina Ghayour (@SabrinaGhayour) July 4, 2021
“Proper Tandoori style chicken (made indoors!) last night for dinner with the kids. They love it and it’s got a pretty decent spice kick to it,” she wrote on Twitter. She further revealed that it took her just two minutes to make and 45 minutes to bake. “Can’t share recipe yet but it’s on its way,” she concluded.
The ravishing Tandoori chicken dish indeed looked delicious, with the chicken charred and the smoky flavour imbued in the dish just right. The picture shared by Sabrina Ghayour received over 1.7k likes and counting. The fact that the recipe was made in the regular oven and not in the Tandoor was what made it a class apart.
Desi Twitter users praised celebrity chef Sabrina Ghayour for her marvellous creation. Many asked her to share the recipe for the yummy dish. Her post also got attention from celebrated chef and food writer, Nigella Lawson.
Take a look at the reactions here:
Can’t wait! (Though I will, and as patiently as possible)— Nigella Lawson (@Nigella_Lawson) July 4, 2021
Oh, that looks absolutely amazing! I cannot wait! ????— MoodyPalate (@MoodypalateC) July 4, 2021
That looks great!— Debora Robertson ???? (@lickedspoon) July 4, 2021
Hi Sabrina, we just got a pizza oven, any tips whether we can cook a similar thing in there? Would it be oven first then a bit of a burn do you think? Sorry not burn, char ????— Jenni Robinson Art???? (@JenRobinsonArt) July 4, 2021
Please share this recipe- it looks delicious ????— Victoria Hookings (@VHookings) July 4, 2021
Something happens in my mind when I hear the words tandoori chicken, like a real dreamy feeling.— TheCackster (@thecackster) July 4, 2021
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