• thumbnail image 1
  • thumbnail image 2
Print to PDF

Print recipe

Spicy Indian Roast Chicken



6 portion(s)

  • 2 KG Whole chicken
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 2 Large onions peeled and cut in half
  • 4 Garlic cloves peeled
  • 4cm piece ginger chopped into coins
  • 3 tablespoons ground almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoons garam marsala
  • 3 coriander roots washed
  • 4 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
  • 3-4 banana leaves, or aluminium foil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground tumeric

Recipe's preparation

    Preparing the Chicken
  1. Pierce the chicken all over with a skewer so the marinade can penetrate the flesh.

    Rub lemon juice and 1 teaspoon salt all over the skin and inside the cavity of the chicken.

  2. Add the onion, garlic and ginger to a clean and dry tm bowl and chop for 3 seconds / speed 7.

    Add the Ghee to the tm bowl and cook 5 mins/ Varoma / speed 1.

    Add the almonds, chilli powder, coriander roots, tumeric and garam masala and cook 1 min / varoma / speed 1.

    Blitz all ingredients 1 minute / speed 9. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and Blitz a further 20 seconds /speed five.

  3. Cover the chicken in the marinade and allow to marinate for 6 hours or overnight.


    Preheat the oven to 200 degrees and wrap in moist banana leaves or aluminium foil. Place in roasting tin and bake for 1 1/2 hours. Unwrap the leaves/foil and roast for another 10 minutes or until well browned. Check the leg juices before carving and allow to rest for 10 mins.


Accessories you need



Serve with rice and lentils for an indian themed dinner.

You can get away with marinading it for a shorter period of time but the flavours wont be as intense.

This recipe was provided to you by a Thermomix ® customer and has not been tested by Vorwerk Thermomix ® or Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand.
Vorwerk Thermomix ® and Thermomix ® in Australia and New Zealand assume no liability, particularly in terms of ingredient quantities used and success of the recipes.
Please observe the safety instructions in the Thermomix ® instruction manual at all times.

Other users also liked...


Add a comment
  • Hi Rraschke, The corriander

    Submitted by Lovin' the Mix - A Thermomixin' love affair on 28. July 2014 - 14:27.

    tmrc_emoticons.) Hi Rraschke,

    The corriander roots are utilised in step 3.

    You're right about the tumeric though 1/4 teaspoon is plenty. tmrc_emoticons.)

    I have added the tumeric to the recipe.

    Login or register to post comments
  • You have coraiander roots in

    Submitted by rraschke on 13. July 2014 - 17:24.

    You have coraiander roots in the ingredient list but no instruction as to what to do with them and you have tumeric in the instructions list but no record of how much in the ingredient list - please help

    Login or register to post comments