Tandoori Grilled Chicken, Sweet Potato Dal, Yellow Jasmine Rice (for 1)
Grilled Tandoori Chicken (boneless white meat) is marinated overnight in a yogurt mixture seasoned with coriander, cumin, paprika, turmeric, fresh ginger, garlic, lime juice, and cilantro, then char-grilled. The tandoori chicken is served with Sweet Potato Dal, a warm side dish made with well-cooked red lentils, curry, garlic, onion, carrots, and sweet and red potatoes. Yellow Jasmine Rice nicely soaks up the flavors of both the tandoori and the dal.
Tandoori chicken is an Indian dish traditionally prepared by roasting chicken marinated in yogurt and aromatic spices in a tandoor, a cylindrical clay oven. Yogurt imparts a tangy flavor and complements the dish’s fragrant spices. We add beet and carrot juice to the marinade to impart the traditional orange-reddish hue (in place of food coloring.)