Chicken Roast in Desi style

We make Chicken Roast regularly at home. And we experimented with different types of marination for the same. But this Chicken Roast flavoured with Indian spices tastes really awesome each time. Do try it this weekend, and let me know about your experience.

Chicken Roast in Desi style
Chicken Roast in Desi style

Chicken Roast in Desi style


  • 1 whole chicken- 700g (weight is not restricted for roasting, use bigger or smaller size of chicken as per the availability)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Cumin powder- ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder- ½ tsp
  • Tandoori masala- 1 tbsp
  • Ginger-Garlic paste- 1 ½ tbsp
  • Garam masala powder- ½ tsp
  • Green chilli paste- 1 tsp (adjust according to your tolerance)
  • Mustard oil or melted butter- 1 tbsp (I used mustard oil)
  • Salt


Lightly slit the breast parts of the chicken with a sharp knife, keep aside.

In a bowl mix all the ingredients with Chicken. Rub well. Keep aside for 3-4 hours or more. You can do overnight marination too.

If you are using rotisserie mode of your oven then tie the legs of the chicken with kitchen thread before roasting.

Preheat oven at 200C. Place the chicken in a greased or aluminium foil lined baking tray if not using rotisserie. Grill/Broil the chicken for 50 minutes or until cooked through. Bust the chicken 3-4 times with melted butter in between roasting, this will prevent the chicken from drying out. Check for the doneness with a skewer/knife. Thigh juices will run clear and the inside flesh will become white if it is done.
Remove from oven. Serve immediately with Kasundi, Green chutney whatever you prefer.


I’ve found this article very useful regarding various tips and techniques of ‘How to Roast a Chicken perfectly’. Do read this if you need any further guidance for roasting chicken.



  1. Hi Chandrima, I landed here from Subhadeep’s blog, who shared one of your recipes. Happy to find your blog. I love cooking, but generally don’t get much time for it. Still, once or twice in a week is a must. You have some awesome recipes here. Will explore them slowly 🙂

    Khub sundor blog tomaar… aabar aashbo tomar blog-baaRite… 🙂

  2. Do you wrap them in foil before baking ? I marinate it pretty much in the same way – a teeny weeny bit different. They are so good, isn’t?


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