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Tandoori Chicken Wings

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I really like Tandoori dishes when I go out for Indian food. The spices are delicious. I would like to get something similar at home. This introduces two problems.

First, I don’t have a tandoor. These wonderful ovens are highly specialized and I have been given clear instructions from a higher power that I can not get another cooker. Without one, getting the great texture of Tandoori chicken will be difficult.

Second, She Who Must Be Obeyed doesn’t like really hot food. I would have to give it a full seasoning to get the great taste but hold back on the heat.

Here is my effort.

I used 0.5 kg or about a pound of wing segments.

I put the following in a blender (you could use a food processor):

  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) yogurt
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 12 ml (2 1/2 teaspoons) lemon juice
  • 10 ml (2 teaspoons) ground ginger
  • 10 ml (2 teaspoons) garam masala
  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) canola oil
  • 4 ml (3/4 teaspoon) paprika
  • 2 ml (1/2 teaspoon) sriracha
  • 1 ml (1/4 teaspoon) cumin
  • 1 ml (1/4 teaspoon) tumeric
  • 0.5 ml (1/8 teaspoon) ground coriander
I pureed it into a smooth paste.



I tossed the wings in it and put them in the fridge, covered, overnight.



I fired my smoker up to 375 F. I shook any excess marinade off and put them in the smoker. I cooked for 15 to 20 minutes, until the wings were browned on one side and then turned them.



I cooked 15 to 20 minutes on the other side and made sure the internal temperature was over 175 F.

I did learn something about my pellet smoker. It was -14 C when I did this cook. Us Canadians are tough! However, while the lid was open to put the chicken in, the temperature of the smoker dropped a lot! So, when I closed it back up, the unit dutifully pumped pellets into the firebox. The fast burn under the plate gave off a lot of direct heat and I almost over-browned the chicken. If I am doing these again in that cold weather, I will use the top rack or will put a rack on a tray and put the chicken on the rack for some protection from the direct heat. I don't have any problem in more normal temperatures.

I put them on a serving plate and let them sit for 5 minutes and served.



The Verdict

These were delicious. Even She Who Must Be Obeyed was pleased. They have a great complex flavour like authentic Tandoori Chicken but weren’t too high in heat. If you wanted more heat you can add more Sriracha but I think you will find there is so much great flavour you won’t need it.

Disco
 

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Points! I love Indian food. I love wings. Gotta give this a go.
 

disco

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Thanks so much! I hope you like them!
 

indaswamp

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I bet a grease-less turkey fryer would work awesome for this dish Disco...
 

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I bet a grease-less turkey fryer would work awesome for this dish Disco...
I bet it would! An air fryer would also work great. Now I just have to convince She Who Must Be Obeyed I need one.
 

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I bet it would! An air fryer would also work great. Now I just have to convince She Who Must Be Obeyed I need one.
You're reading my mind. We just got a Ninja airfryer. It's actually still in the box. This might a good recipe to break it in. I really like Indian food.
 

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You're reading my mind. We just got a Ninja airfryer. It's actually still in the box. This might a good recipe to break it in. I really like Indian food.
I would love to hear how it turns out!
 

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Tandoor is DELICIOUS!! Having spent a lot of time in the Brampton ON area I grew to love Indian food. I use my Kamado cranked up to 500F to get close to a clay oven.
 

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Looks great ! No surprise there . Videos on U tube , guys make the cooker out of terra cotta pots .
 

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Tandoor is DELICIOUS!! Having spent a lot of time in the Brampton ON area I grew to love Indian food. I use my Kamado cranked up to 500F to get close to a clay oven.
Sounds like a great use of the Kamado!
 

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Great looking wings you got there Disco. I like the heat also, but the wife not so much.

Point for sure.
Chris
 

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They look great Disco!
Only problem I see is, you didn't make enough.
 

hardcookin

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They look great Disco!
Only problem I see is, you didn't make enough.

Mod please delete...thank you
 

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That looks delicious Disco!
I actually have some wings sitting in a brine right now.
They do come out good in the AirFryer.
I think I may have to give your recipe a try today!
Thanks for posting it!
Al
 

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Great looking wings you got there Disco. I like the heat also, but the wife not so much.

Point for sure.
Chris
Thanks, Chris. I think the ladies just don't understand the joy of heat!
 

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They look great Disco!
Only problem I see is, you didn't make enough.
Thanks! I never make enough. She Who Must Be Obeyed accuses me of eating too much and insists on smaller cooks.
 

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That looks delicious Disco!
I actually have some wings sitting in a brine right now.
They do come out good in the AirFryer.
I think I may have to give your recipe a try today!
Thanks for posting it!
Al
Wow. That would be a distinct honour, Al!
 

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