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Re: Lasan chicken tandoori (from the F-Word)
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2010, 03:24 PM »
Hi pforkes,

I've never seen virgin mustard oil but tha standard stuff works fine.  If you are worried about it being for external use only, I wouldn't.  The quantities that you will consume will be very little indeed, especially if you are using in a marinade.  There are far worse things that we intake than mustard oil ;D

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Re: Lasan chicken tandoori (from the F-Word)
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2010, 03:49 PM »
pforkes, I am going to give this a go. Just checked my cupboards and found both black salt and mustard oil.  :D

Quick question - roughly right, what was the amount of water used for the blanching, and how much salt, turmeric and chilli was added to the water?

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Re: Lasan chicken tandoori (from the F-Word)
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2010, 05:23 PM »
Basically, I put the chicken into a pot, covered it with water (plus a couple of extra inches) and then added equal amounts of salt, turmeric and chilli.

Since I made 15 drumsticks, I added 1 tablespoon of each of the salt, turmeric and chilli.  This seemed to work well enough and is how I would do it again.

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Re: Lasan chicken tandoori (from the F-Word)
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2010, 05:24 PM »
PS I just had two more drumsticks for breakfast (cold)...guess what I will be having for lunch!


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Re: Lasan chicken tandoori (from the F-Word)
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2010, 09:15 PM »
lol, save some for supper ;D
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Re: Lasan chicken tandoori (from the F-Word)
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2010, 04:53 AM »
pforkes, I've got a batch marinating overnight. Got some good pics to share.

The black salt and the mustard oil make for a nasty smell. A few hours in the fridge, and its pretty much subsided.

Question though -- there is no way that a 5 minute blanching, 1 minute on each side fry, and 5 minute oven bake will cook these through. I did a quick test baking a drumstick early and it was not fully done.

Did you follow the 5-1-5 as the recipe dictates, or did you extend the final bake?

My chicken breasts are huge. I'm thinking at least 12 minutes final bake at 400F

What did you do?

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Re: Lasan chicken tandoori (from the F-Word)
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2010, 12:04 PM »

My chicken breasts are huge. I'm thinking at least 12 minutes final bake at 400F

What did you do?

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The cooking time does seem too short, especially if using chicken with bones. I would have thought even small chicken legs would need at least 15 minutes in a very hot oven.

Even longer for huge chicken breasts  ::)


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Re: Lasan chicken tandoori (from the F-Word)
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2010, 02:30 PM »
Did you follow the 5-1-5 as the recipe dictates, or did you extend the final bake?

The recipe says to bake for "6-8 minutes" NOT 5-minutes.
I baked them for 8-minutes and they turned out fine.

If the chicken breast you are using are huge, then I'd suggest cutting them in half, or increasing the baking time. 

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Re: Lasan chicken tandoori (from the F-Word)
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2010, 05:51 PM »
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The recipe says to bake for "6-8 minutes" NOT 5-minutes.

Ah OK. I somewhere had it in my head it was 5. Guess that was the boiling water stage.

I will let you know how it goes. Those huge breasts will be waiting for me when I get home.

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Re: Lasan chicken tandoori (from the F-Word)
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2010, 06:01 PM »
Those huge breasts will be waiting for me when I get home.

Lucky you  ;)


 

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