Tandoor ovens first became popular in India in the 15th Century as a way of bringing people from different social groups together. Communities would place a large clay pot in the ground. Then they’d insert wood or charcoal. After that, they would light a fire and grill a delicious variety of meat and fish over searing 480°C heat.
Modern clay tandoors are widely popular in restaurants. The oven still burns during cooking, giving you that unforgettable earthy taste. This takes BBQ to a whole new level.
One of the most popular dishes cooked in this special oven is the world-famous Tandoori Chicken. This dish gets its famous red colour because the chicken is coated in chilli powder before it’s grilled.
Once it’s ready, our team vacuum packs and freezes the chicken. You can then enjoy it whenever you want to.
Just heat it up and prepare your sides. Here are some of the easiest ones to make…
Cool your taste buds down with a refreshingly minty yoghurt
This is a perfect way to take out some of your chicken’s spice. Chop up a few mint leaves in a bowl. Then add some Greek yoghurt and squirt on as much lemon juice as you like. Then relax and enjoy maximum taste and minimum hassle.
Try something a bit different – Go for some couscous
You can find couscous in any supermarket. Just boil it in some water and it’s ready to enjoy. The challenge is in making sure that it doesn’t go too clumpy. Try adding a squirt of oil after you’ve poured boiling water onto your couscous. Then fluff it with a fork to stop the grains from sticking together.
Mixing some cucumber into your couscous and then adding a few squirts of lemon and lime juice gives it a deliciously fresh twist. You’ll enjoy lovely bursts of refreshment in between each bite of your chicken’s roaring chilli marinade.
Enjoy a Tandoori summer salad
Taste all the flavours you love, without dealing with hours of tidying up afterwards. Whether you’re throwing in spicy peppers and juicy tomatoes or crunchy croutons and carrots, this is the ultimate mix and match side for your Tandoori Chicken.
And then we get to the dips. Some people go for cooling yoghurt or creamy chive sauce. Others add even more spice to their chicken with an Indian tomato salsa. This classic side is super-easy to prepare. For this you’ll need to pick up some Garam Masala (a traditional Indian spice mix) and some cilantro (tasty green leaves that pack a punch) when you’re shopping.
When you’re ready to cook, just fry some chilli and onion in a pan for 30 seconds. Throw in a teaspoon of Garam Masala and keep frying until your onion is nice and crispy. Then just add in your tomatoes. When everything is nice and hot, serve your salsa with a dash of lime juice and top it off with a few sprigs of cilantro. Then brace yourself for an epically spicy salad.
If you need any more tips for serving a tasty Tandoori Chicken, please just drop us a line. Dinner doesn’t have to be dull. Say goodbye to plain chicken and fill your freezer with our delicious Tandoori marinade instead.