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Tandoori Chicken

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  • Aviator said:

    Dave, I think there are two kinds of pataks tandoori paste/marinade. And the jars look pretty similar.

    One is a "concentrate" and the other ready to use. I once used the concentrate and unknowingly emptied the whole jar onto the chicken, it was not edible and we had to dump the entire meal.

    Just FYI.

    Thanks!   The jar I used is the 'marinade' version, rather than a concentrate.  I followed the directions as far as possible regarding the marinade to yogurt ratio.  I very much appreciate the head's up for the next time I go to the Indian market!

    Dave
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,518

    Pataks is all I buy if I'm not making scratch. Their vindaloo is pretty darn good too

     

    Agree, I just add some chillies to it. Now you went and done it. I gotta make some.
    :D

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 26,736
    I just hit it with some Indian chili powder. That is the bomb

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Yesterday I did the Patak's cook at my BIL's house in Alabama.  Six of us for the meal, my wife made raita, naan, and a pea/potato dish.  Very good Indian flavor and texture to the chicken, with a more distinct tart flavor I associate with Indian lime pickle.  At this time I think the three versions I have tried are all very good, but my favorite may be the Arora Creations mix.  I will try that again soon.

    Other than the BIL, we fed visiting in-laws that had never tasted Indian food before, I thought this was a good way to introduce them to it.  They said they really liked it, but I have not won them over to getting a BGE (yet)!

    I cooked the evening meal, but the BIL cooked pizza on the BGE for lunch.  It was fantastic!  My take away from this weekend is to get a pizza stone ASAP!

    Dave
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,251
    They never had Indian food before!?  Is that even possible!?
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  • Well, they grew up in rural MS, and a very small town near the delta.  Not much in the grocery stores while growing up except Chef Boy-ar-dee or however that was spelled.  Not many eating choices to say the least.  On the other hand, they are very familiar with BBQ, Cajun, and other delights.  

    Hijacking my own thread:
    Here are some pictures of the pizzas.  This was the first attempt the BIL made cooking pizza, let alone on the BGE...They were fantastic!

    Dave
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 5,862
    All of that looks great. But where is the tandoori chicken pizza? :)

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  • caliking!  Thanks for keeping this thread intact and on topic!  I will work on what you suggested!

    Dave
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 5,862
    Just yanking your chain a bit :) Thank you for being diligent about consumer testing tandoori chicken!

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  • Dave_MatthewsDave_Matthews Posts: 196
    edited April 2013
    Last night was my last tandoori chicken cook for a while, off to other styles next.  I wanted to post and report that my favorite mix is the Arora Creations dry powder mix, add 1/2 cup each of yogurt, vinegar, and olive oil.  That is what I used of this cook.  Excellent flavor and moisture.  My second favorite is the Patak's paste, not as fresh tasting but it does have the 'lime pickle' type flavor to a small extent that I like.

    Skinless chicken marinaded for 20 hours, indirect heat at 500 for about 30min.  Raised direct heat to get some marks and bring final temperature up a bit.

    Dave
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