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1 large-ish lump of fresh ginger root - length of your thumb - thickness of two thumbs
4 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons of natural plain yoghurt
1 teaspoons of jeera (cumin seed)
3 heaped teaspoons of ground coriander
3 heaped teaspoons of ground jeera (cumin)
2 heaped teaspoons of tandoori mix powder
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
Some dashes of vinegar
Some dashes of lemon juice


Get a large bowl. Put all the above ingredients into the bowl and mix around thoroughly with a spoon. It will become a pinkish paste - which will look like it won`t be enough to marinate all the chicken - but trust me: you don`t want too much - as the process of roasting in oven will generate too much quot;water quot; extract and it will become too difficult to cook perfectly.

Then - get a flat plate and organise your worktop in the following fashion:

Colander of draining chicken on the left. Flat plate in the middle. Big bowl of marinade on the right.

Put an absorbent kitchen towel/tissue on the flat plate in the middle - and then, using your hands get a single pice of chicken from the colander - roll it onto the flat plate tissue (to pat it dry) - and then throw into the marinade bowl. Do this individually for every piece of chicken. Then put the colander and flat plate into the sink for washing and throw the tissue away. Wash your hands after every time you`ve handled chicken - and make sure you wipe down surfaces with anti-bacterial cleaning agent afterwards too.

Now stir the bowl of chicken niblets/marinade until all pieces are fully covered - and then transfer the coated niblets and any surplus marinade to a smaller bowl that the you can fit in your fridge. Cover with clingfim and put away at bottom of fridge for as long as you like - even 24 hours if you like.

When you are ready to cook - take the marinating chicken out of fridge and put the oven on very moderately-high heat (180-200 celcius) and pre-heat for 15 mins. Place the chicken pieces on the hot roasting tray (we line ours with a non-stick teflon sheet - even though the tray itself is supposed to be non-stick - as it makes for much easier cleaning) and place the tray anywhere in the fan-assist oven.

Basically - you let it roast for 20 mins - turning the roasting tray 180 degrees after 10 mins. Then you turn over all the pieces using two forks and put it back in for another 20 mins (doing the 180 degree tray-turn after 10 mins) - and then turn the pieces back around again and put back in oven for another 20 mins - but this time with the heat turneed up a little higher to quot;brown

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