Baked Tandoori Chicken Samosa
Time:140mins.
Serves:4

Baked Tandoori Chicken Samosa

It is healthy and yet as tasty as a samosa should be!

Tandoori Masala

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 tsp caraway seeds
  • 2-3 cardamoms
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 6-7 black peppercorns
  • 1-2 blades of mace
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon stick
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • 1.5 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder

Method:

Toast the whole spices on a griddle on low making & stirring in intervals for a few minutes without discolouring the spices.

Grind the spices into a fine powder in a mortar pestle or a mixer grinder along with Kashmiri red chili powder.

 

For Tandoori Chicken Tikka

Ingredients:

  • 250-300gms Boneless chicken, thigh pieces
  • 2-3 tsp of tandoori masala
  • 1 tsp Kasoori Methi, toasted on tawa
  • 4-5 tbsps yogurt
  • 1tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for basting

Method:

Prepare the marination by mixing the tandoori masala, yogurt, lemon juice, ginger-garlic paste & crushed kasoori methi. Make sure there are no yogurt lumps.

Add salt enough for chicken too & check for seasonings

Cut the boneless thigh pieces into 1.5-2 inch pieces & add to the marination.

Keep aside for a minimum of 2hours or preferably overnight.

Pre-heat the tandoor or your home barbecue or the oven at 200C

Skewer the chicken into rods & grill in the oven.

Lower the temperature to 180C after 10 minutes & cook for another 10-15minutes or till the chicken is done.

Baste the chicken with oil at regular intervals with the help of a brush.

 

For the Samosa

Ingredients:

  • Tandoori Chicken Tikka
  • Ready Samosa pastry sheets/Samosa Patti
  • 2 tsp coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp chaat masala
  • ¼ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste

Method:

Cut the chicken tikka into small pieces using a knife or shred it with fingers

Mix the chicken, coriander, chaat masala, chilli powder, salt & onion together & check for seasoning.

Take one pastry sheet/patti and rub it with little water.

Place the mixture on one end and fold it in triangular shape. Seal the edges properly.

Pre-heat the oven to 180C for 10minutes. Arrange the samosa’s on a baking tray & brush it with oil on all sides.

Bake till nice and golden and crispy from the outside.

Serve hot with green chutney.