Tandoori chicken


4 lb chicken parts

the marinade:
2 cups plain yogurt
2 onions, chopped
2 tbsp ginger, minced
2 tbsp garlic, minced
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp chile powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
salt to taste

the rub:
1/4 tsp saffron, or 1 tsp turmeric and little red food coloring 4 tbsp warm milk

How to prepare

The method: mix all marinade ingredients and pour over chicken. Using your fingers, rub it into the meat. Cover and refrigerate 24 hours, turning at least once. 15 minutes before cooking, combine the saffron and warm milk and rub the chicken pieces with it. Place the grill 2″ over the coals and broil 10 minutes. Raise the grill to 5″ and continue cooking 20 minutes. Use the marinade as a baste. Serves: 4-6 heat scale: mild

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