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Tandoori Chicken: History and Recipe

Tandoori Chicken is basically originated from Punjabi Cuisine.The Chicken is marinated with Indian spices and then it is roasted slowly in a clay pot called tandoor. The Chicken prepared in this process will be soft in texture.

History of Tandoori Chicken

Have you wondered about the origin of Tandoori chicken?

As per studies, it is found that the preparation of meat similar to Tandoori chicken was during Harappa civilization.

Unbelievable! Right?

It was also found during archaeological excavation that in 3000 BC, clay ovens and chicken bones with char marks has spotted. In ancient period, the meat used to be marinated with mustard powder and fragrant spices which are then cooked in those clay ovens. The details regarding this are mentioned in Sushruta Samhita book.

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In modern era, we found a lot of variations of Tandoori Chicken such as Chicken Tikka, Chicken Tikka Masala, and Chicken Butter Masala.

In late 1940’s the restaurant named Moti Mahal situated in the Peshawar area of British India was famous for its Tandoori chicken.

Check out the infographic below for traditional recipe of Tandoori Chicken. If you are looking for the readymade and fresh marinated meat to prepare Tandoori chicken, then reach out to nearest Fraserview Meat – the Indian meat store at your location and buy the healthy and good quality of meat.

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