Sunday, March 10, 2013

Chicken Raan/Oven Baked Chicken Recipe

Chicken Raan/Oven Baked Chicken Recipe

Chicken raan is a prominent tandoori dish from Indian cuisine prepared with chicken legs or breasts stuffed and rubbed with spicy onion tomato based gravy and baked in tandoor or OTG. Chicken raan is a mouth watering starter dish which everyone will love the aroma of spices and the taste of lemon and curd. For best taste use tender chicken legs. Chicken raan is served in the restaurants serving tandoori and Afghani food. Try this homemade chicken raan recipe at home and Enjoy Cooking!!!


Chicken legs                     4 nos
Chopped Onion                4 nos Medium size
Blanched Tomatoes           4 nos 
Ginger garlic paste             4 tsp
Pepper powder                 1 tsp
Turmeric powder               1/4 tsp
Kashmiri chilli powder        1 tsp 
Red chilli powder               1 tsp
Coriander powder              1 tsp
Garam masala powder        1 tsp
Lemon juice of                    1 no
Curd                                  150 ml
Salt                                    to taste
Oil                                     20 ml


1. Wash Chicken legs and make insertions.
2. Rub salt, pepper powder, lemon juice and 2 tsp ginger garlic paste over the chicken and marinate for atleast 30 minutes.
3. Heat 5 ml oil in a large non stick pan. Fry the the marinated chicken both the sides for about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove and keep aside. 
4. Heat remaining oil in the thick bottomed kadai. Add chopped onions, ginger garlic paste and fry in a slow fire till it becomes translucent.
5. Add blanched tomatoes, turmeric powder, kashmiri chilli powder, salt and continue frying in a slow fire for 3 minutes.
6. Add garam masala, coriander powder and continue frying for another 2 minutes.
7. Add curd and fry in a slow fire till the gravy becomes a soft and smooth paste.
8. Stuff gravy in the insertions and apply all over the chicken. Grease a aluminium sheet in a baking try. Put the chicken in it.
9. Preheat the oven cook in a high heat for 5 to 10 minutes and then cook in a moderate heat till the chicken is cooked well and the outer layer of the chicken becomes lightly crispy.Brush with oil now and then.
10. Garnish with fresh cut vegetables and serve hot.


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