Tandoori Chicken Wings are irresistibly delicious appetizer were the crispy and juicy chicken are infused with exceptional flavors and right amount of spiciness making it a perfect accompaniment for any parties, game night or super bowl.
Tandoori Chicken Wings

Tandoori flavor is among my favorites in Indian cuisine and tandoori chicken is the best of all :-) It may be fried wings, in curry or even biryani. these tandoori flavors takes the dish to the next level. This appetizer can be served alone or with flavored yogurt of your choice. I would love to add some black salt, mint leaves and green chilies to flavor my yogurt.

Once in a while we get craving of fried chicken and it is specially during the weekends while watching movie or any game and instead of going out to any restaurants I prefer making them at home. The only reason is because of many unhappy restaurant servings. Either its soggy, or not spicy or there is no enough flavors as desired. Tandoori Chicken Wings

The best part making it at home is you can play around the spices and prepare it as per your taste. This recipe is very simple to make giving your wings a chatpata flavor. It’s spicy, tangy and yummy :-) I have added the flavors that my family loves. You can also add in some turmeric powder, cumin powder and coriander powder if desired.

Don;t forget to try this out and share your comments and variations. While you are here don’t forget to check out most liked chicken recipes – Chicken Tikka Biryani, Spicy Sriracha Chicken Wings, Butter Chicken.

Preparation time : 30 minute
Marination : 1 to 2 hours
Serves : 8 pieces
Tandoori Chicken Wings

Ingredients For Tandoori Chicken Wings

For Marination
Chicken wings – 8 pieces
Chickpea flour / Besan –  1/4 cup
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Red chile powder / Cayenne powder – 1 tsp
Tandoori masala powder – 1/2 tsp
Amchur powder – 1/4 tsp
Black salt – 1/8 tsp
Garlic cloves grated – 3
Ginger grated – 1/2 inch
Green chile/ Serano pepper grated – 1
Dried mint leaves – 1/4 tsp
Yogurt – 3 tbsp

For coating and dredging:
All purpose flour / Maida – 3/4 cup
Tandoori masala powder – 1/2 tsp
Chat masala – 1/2 tsp
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Cayenne powder / Red chile powder –  1/2 tsp
Egg – 1
Vegetable oil – for frying

Steps to prepare Tandoori Chicken Wings

Step I

  • Marinate the chicken with all the ingredients mentioned above in ‘For marination’ list
  • Keep it in refrigerator for atleast 1-2 hours. preferably overnight.

Step II (dry-wet-dry method)

  • Whisk the egg and keep it aside.
  • In a plastic cover add in the flour, tandoori masala, chat masala, salt, cayenne powder.
  • Add in the chicken wings to the flour mixture and give this a nice mix so that the flour gets distributed on the wings equally.
  • Keep the left over flour aside and use it for next coating. You can also use fresh flour or bread crumbs here if required.
  • Coat each of these wings in the egg and then coat again in the flour.

Step III

  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan for frying.
  • Once the oil is hot, drop chicken wings in batches and fry on medium to medium high flame till they are crispy and golden brown in color. Do not overcrowd the pan.
  • Transfer this to paper towel to absorb any excess oil.
  • Repeat the process for remaining wings.
  • Tandoori Chicken Wings are now ready. Serve with yogurt dip or tomato ketchup and enjoy.


  • To check if the oil is hot enough, drop a small piece of wings and check if it sizzles and comes up.
  • Vary all the spices as per your taste.

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25 Responses

  1. Chicken wings are my favorite thing in the world and these look so damn delicious!! Will try this recipe soon!

  2. I could eat a whole plate of these wings and wow – the spice blend sounds amazing.

  3. Chicken wings are always such a hit. We make them at home all the time. These sound so full of great flavour….and I love the crunch too.

  4. I love all the spice that you’ve used in the coating mix, sounds and looks very delicious!

  5. Oh my word! The spices in these wings sound absolutely amazing! Can’t wait to make these for Saturday’s football game!

  6. I love buffalo wings, never really thought to use my favorite spicy marinade for wings, you have opened a new door for me:) Thanks for sharing this!

  7. Chicken wings are my fav! This chicken looks perfectly crisp the way I like it.

  8. I love some good wings! These look so good!

  9. Oh my goodness… these chicken wings look amazing! I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t love having them! So perfect for a sporting event related party!

  10. These look amazing…that crispy coating looks perfect. I appreciate the suggestion on the spices, too. I’m not familiar with using some of these ingredients, but I’ve got to try this recipe.

  11. I love wings! I can eat them every week and often do! I can’t wait to try your delicious crispy wings! Yum!

  12. This sounds delicious. I love that it’s only 30 minute prep time. I’m pinning this to add to our menu rotation.

  13. Some delicious flavours combined together for perfect tasting chicken wings. A great dish to make for a get together, or a buffet lunch. Easy to make and looks wonderful.

  14. If that plate was in front of me, I’d hoard the entire thing and yes, eat them all too! They look amazing!

  15. These looks so incredibly crispy! We love ordering tandoori chicken wings from our local Indian restaurant, but they aren’t fried – can’t get over how much crunch these must have.

  16. This looks awesome!! I love tandoori chicken, but so much better to enjoy it at home :)

  17. The crunch on these look amazing. I would go through this whole plate!!!

  18. Chickpea flour sounds like such an interesting choice here! Looks like these wings get super crispy and delicious!

  19. There is nothing quite like fried chicken and this dish sounds so spicy! I love Indian flavors so much I have to make my own garam malasa fresh from scratch.
    Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

  20. Adding this to my Super Bowl appetizer. I bet marinating this in that delicious mix makes it extra yummy.

  21. YES! I am good with anything tandoori related even if it’s not a whole cut tandoori chicken but wings! I just need some cheese butter garlic nan to go with this and tandoori salad and I am good to go.

  22. Amanda Mason

    These look amazing and I love that you used chickpea flour! It’ so perfect for frying and is so under utilized! I wonder though if I can bake these instead of frying?

  23. These wings look fantastic! Perfect for a game day party appetizer!!

  24. My husband loves chicken wings and I think he would really enjoy them! You’re right, these would be perfect for Super Bowl!

  25. These wings look amazing! I can’t wait to try your recipe!

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