Street Food - Tandoori Chicken

Street Food - Tandoori Chicken

Also Known As:
Tandoori Chicken, Chicken Tandoori

Average Price Per Serving:
SGD $5 - $20

Tandoori Chicken is a dish from Punjab, North India, which consists of pre-marinated pieces of bone-in chicken, roasted in a tandoor oven.

Some variations grill or pan-fry the chicken instead.

The pre-marinade for Tandoori Chicken consists of plain yoghurt and tandoori masala. Tandoori masala is made with garlic, ginger, onions, pepper, lemon juice, cloves, cinnamon sticks, cumin seeds, cardamom and garam masala.

Some versions of tandoori masala also include star anise, fennel seeds, chili, mustard seeds, sesame seeds, corainder, malibar leaves or edible orange food colouring. These spices are then ground together.

The tandoori masala and plain yoghurt are then dry rubbed over the pieces of bone-in chicken and rested, before being skewered and placed into the tandoor oven to roast.

Periodically, the meat is brushed with clarified butter (Ghee), or oil.

A well cooked Tandoori Chicken will be juicy, with tender meat then pulls off easily. The spices should add a nice tangy flavour, without overpowering the taste of the meat.

Unlike Chicken Tikka, which is boneless, Tandoori Chicken is slightly tastier because it is cooked on the bone. However, the risk of overcooking the chicken and causing it to dry out is much easier.

Tandoori Chicken is accompanied by Indian breads or rice, chutney and a slice of lemon.


Tandoori Chicken can be ordered in parts (Thigh, Breast, Wing), or you could even order the whole chicken.

These are the top 3 stalls which I feel serve the best Tandoori Chicken in Singapore.


Al-Ameen Eating House
@ 3 Cheong Chin Nam Road
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily

@ Trade Hub 21 8 Boon Lay Way #01-27
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily

@ 484 Changi Road
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily

@ Bamboo Grove Park 5 Chu Lin Road
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily

@ The Woodgrove 30 Woodlands Avenue 1 #01-10
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily


The Banana Leaf Apolo
@ 56 Race Course Road
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 10.30pm Daily

@ 48 Serangoon Road #01-32
Opening Hours: 7am - 10.30pm Daily


Jaggi's Northern Indian Cuisine
@ 34 Race Course Road
Opening Hours: 11.30am - 3pm, 6pm - 10.30pm Daily