Indian Spiced Yogurt Marinade


An Indian spiced yogurt marinade will make your chicken, or chicken thighs, super delicious and tender. Grill them on the barbecue for even more goodness!

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Indian spiced yogurt marinade
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2017-04-01, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 10 minutes.

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Updated at: 18-06-2023

10 minutes 4 people Main course
Indian spiced yogurt marinade


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  • about 150 ml plain yogurt
  • 1 lime (juice)
  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger (or use grated ginger root)
Indian spiced yogurt marinade ingredients
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  • medium-sized bowl
  • cutting board & chef's knife
  • citrus juicer

Indian Spiced Yogurt Marinade

10 minutes 4 people Main course

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tip: this amount of ingredients will be enough for about 4 chicken fillets.  

Making this marinade is super easy. Peel and finely cop the onion and garlic cloves. Squeeze the juice from the lime and combine this with the yogurt, onion and garlic.

Add in all the spices and stir until you've reached a smooth mixture. This marinade will be best with chicken, we used chicken thighs and then grilled them on the barbecue.

Indian spiced yogurt marinade
Indian spiced yogurt marinade

The longer you marinate the chicken, the tastier they will become, but for at least one hour. We ate this spiced chicken with a refreshing cucumber salad. Enjoy!

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