I’m not sure what took me so long in sharing a Tandoori wings recipe because I’ve shared a lot of “tandoori” inspired meals on my blog so far, but you guys are going to be SO glad I finally did!! These wings are SOOO good, and they’re not fried OR marinated for an annoyingly long period of time.
I actually prefer baked wings because they’re super tender and not dried out ! The trick is cooking them covered first, and then uncovering them just for a little bit to crisp them up a bit.
Marinating these wings in yogurt also makes the meat super tender and the tandoori masala gives the wings that great color and a nice smoky flavor ! Just make sure to use full fat whole milk yogurt so the marinade is thick and not watery.
I served these wings with the scallion jalapeño crema from my black bean nachos and legit, it was a PARTY in my mouth!! Not to toot my own horn, but these wings were SO DAMN good. I sat down and most of them right after I was done photographing them!
I think using paneer as a sub for the chicken would also be delicious! Also serving these with some fresh sliced onions, lots of cilantro and a few wedges of lemon is key!!
Yield 4-6 Servings
1/3 cup whole milk yogurt
1 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsp Swad Tandoori Masala
1 tbsp garam masala
1 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp chaat masala
1/2 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
2 lbs chicken wings
2 tbsp oil
Sliced Red Onions
Serve with: Scallion Jalapeno Crema
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients and whisk together until a thick paste is formed.
- Add chicken wings to marinade and mix until wings are completely coated.
- Lay wings in a single layer on a baking sheet (sprayed with cooking spray or coated lightly in oil ) and cover with aluminum foil.
- Place baking sheet on the middle rack and bake for 30 minutes covered.
- Remove the aluminum foil and broil wings on Low until edges are slightly blackened (5-7 minutes).
- Serve hot with freshly sliced onions, chopped cilantro, and lemon wedges.
What brand of chat masala do you use/recommend?
Hey! I use Everest brand Chaat Masala.
Do you use an Indian chili powder or the one you normally get in grocery stores that’s used for Mexican cooking?
hey! I use Indian chili powder 🙂
What dipping sauce did you use with the wings?
Hey I used the jalapeño scallion cream that was used in my Black Bean Nachos recipe!
What type of wings do you get? And where ?
Hey Naina. My grocery store, McCaffreys Markets, sells Bell & Evans brand chicken wings.
Can I make these wings on the grill??
Hey! Yes I think they’d be great on the grill 🙂
Can you use other cuts of chicken or is this recipe best for wings?
Hey, the marinade is pretty great on everything, so feel free to try it on other cuts of meat!
What brand garam Masala do you use
What brand garam Masala do you use?
Hey! My family actually brings garam masala from India. Never bought any here! Sorry, wish I could be of more help!
Would it be okay if the wings sat in the marinade overnight?
yes! would be just fine!
This recipe was amazing!! My husband and I devoured it 😄 Looking forward to trying your other recipes. Thank you for taking the time to create this blog!
The recipe looks amazing. Have you ever tried greek yogurt instead of whole milk yogurt?
Thanks so much!
Hey! I have not but I know a few people have and it has worked well!
made these yesterday, they were so so good! thanks
These look amazing! Do you use red food coloring just for a visual appeal? They look so nice and red, I’ve tried to just use the chilli powder for color but can’t get them that tandoori red color. Hope you can help, love the site!
Hey – I do not use food coloring – the Swad Tandoori Masala Powder gives great color!
I’m a first time wing maker, do we take the skins off the meat or leave the skin on the wings (sorry if this is a dumb Q!)
Hi Sumara, no dumb questions here 🙂 No you do not take the skin off of the wings! 🙂
Hi Palak, Do you know if these could be dropped in the airfryer? If yes, then how long and at what setting?
Can you give baking time for panner ?
Can I fry chicken instead of baking it? Will it change the taste bcoz of yogurt?
Not going to lie. Followed this recipe to the dot and the guests LOVED it! Will be making these again!