Indian food is just fantastic, whether it’s from the North or South region, I just love it. So, I thought I will share several fabulous Indian food recipes with all of you before the New Year. I will start with the Spicy Baked Chicken recipe today. This is a no fuss recipe, all you have to do is let the chicken marinate for a few hours before baking it in the oven. Try it.
Recipe adapted from Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cooking
Spicy Baked Chicken-Masaledar Murghi
1 Tbsp Ground Cumin
1 Tbsp Paprika
1 ½ tsp Cayenne Pepper
2 tsp Ground Turmeric
1 ½ tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
2 ½ tsp Sea Salt, or to taste
3 Cloves Garlic, peeled and mashed to a pulp
6 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1.5 kg (3 ½ lbs) Chicken Pieces
3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
Combine the cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, turmeric, black pepper, sea salt, garlic, and lemon juice in a bowl. Mix well. Rub the mixture over the chicken pieces. Spread the chicken pieces in a shallow baking tray, skin side down, and set aside for 3 hours.
Preheat the oven to 200˚C (400˚F). Brush the tops of the chicken pieces with the oil. Baked the chicken in the oven for 20 minutes. Turn the chicken pieces over and bake for another 25 minutes or until the chicken is tender. Baste the chicken pieces with the drippings about 3 times.