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Tandoori Experiment 2

August 11th, 2008 by Michelle | 8 Comments | Filed in Ceramic Cooker

We had an almost successful first try at using our ceramic cooker as a tandoor oven. We made some changes and tried again.

Recap of issues from the first try

The first attempt resulted in chicken that was unevenly done — the edge pieces were well cooked, but the middle ones were not quite done.

We had to be gentle with the skewers or the meat would slide off the bottom of the skewers.

We fried the gasket in the BGE by using a platesetter that redirected the heat to the gasket area. (more…)

Tandoori Marinade

July 30th, 2008 by Ken | No Comments | Filed in Recipes

This run of tandoori marinade was modeled on a vindaloo spice scheme.

The ingredients and approximate quantities are as follows:

  • 1 cup whole goat yogurt (plain cow’s milk yogurt is just fine)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • juice of 1 fresh lime
  • 2-3 tablespoon piece of fresh ginger root
  • 2-3 tablespoons of garlic cloves
  • 3 Dry whole chili pods
  • 1-2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 2 tsp whole coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp black cumin seeds (kala jeera)
  • 1 tsp green cardamom seeds
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 3 whole cloves

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