When tandoori is on the menu its always a good idea to cut the chicken into small pieces so that it will cook as quickly as possible in a searing hot oven.

Yield: Dinner for 4


2 cups full fat yogurt
6 minced cloves of garlic
1 knob grated frozen ginger
1 heaping spoonful turmeric
1 heaping spoonful paprika
2 heaping spoonfuls garum masala spice blend or curry powder
Salt to taste
1- 3 lbs chicken


Cut the 3-pound chicken into 10 pieces, 2 wings, 2 legs, 2 thighs, 4 breasts.

For the Tandoori marinade, mix the yogurt, garlic and spices in a large bowl. Season with salt and whisk well. Add the chicken pieces, refrigerate and marinate for at least 3 hours or even overnight.

Preheat your oven to its highest setting.

Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on a rack set over a baking sheet. Roast in the oven until the chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes.