Asian dishes – Tandoori Chicken + Dal +Basmati rice

From all over Asia you will find spicy exotic variety that any intrepid food adventurer will enjoy.  The meal that I am sharing today is an Indian dish that has a perfect blend of taste.  It is mildly spicy yet very healthy meal.  With a delicious serving of Lentil beans that are high in fiber and protein with Iron and Magnesium.

This chicken recipe is marinated with yogurt and spices and is perfect for dinner with basmati rice!

Asian dishes – Tandoori Chicken and Basmati Rice



  • 1 lb chicken drumstick, skinless
  • 4 tbsp yogurt
  • 1 tsp cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp chicken masala or 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground pepper


  • Basmati Rice
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 C Basmati rice
  • 3& 1//2  water
  • 1 tbsp salt


  • 1 C lentil beans
  • 3 C water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 big tomato, sliced
  • 1 tbsp ginger, minced
  • 2 serrano peppers
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp pepper



1. Marinate chicken with yogurt and the other listed ingredients.

2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

3. Place the marinated chicken on a baking pan and bake for 30 minutes.

*tip: you can use aluminum foil on baking pan to help with cleaning later


4. Wash basmati rice.  Add water, butter and salt .

5. Boil the lentil beans until it gets soft *3 C water.asian-dishes (2)

6. Saute onion, tomatoes, serrano peppers, and ginger. Add the remaining spices, salt and seasoning. Add the boiled lentils. Add a cup of water if texture is too sticky. You can also add a little bacon/pork belly to give it a richer taste. asian-dishes (3)

7. Check if your chicken is cook and serve with rice. This combination is perfect with Dal.




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