7 Tandoori Dishes That You Can Enjoy During Your Weekend Party
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The weekend is almost here, and party plans have already started. Weekend parties with family and friends are incomplete without delectable dishes.  Among the few cuisines that stand out in any party, one is the aromatic, vibrant flavours of tandoori dishes.   

Originating from the Indian subcontinent, the tandoori dishes are smoky and sizzling that pairs well with cocktails, mocktails or even shakes. They are made by marinating meats, seafood and vegetables in a blend of spices and cooking them in the tandoor. Incorporation of tandoori dishes will elevate culinary experience of your guests and provide them with light option perfect for the summer evenings.  

Here are some of the tandoori dishes that you can enjoy with your family and friends in the weekend party:  

  • Tandoori Chicken  

This is a classic favourite dish where the charred chicken is enjoyed with drinks or as appetisers. Here, the chicken is marinated in a mixture of yoghurt, lemon juice and a blend of spices like cumin, coriander and garam masala. The marinated chicken is then grilled in a tandoor until they achieve a tender texture and smoky flavours. This tandoori dish is best served with mint chutney and lemon wedges exuding freshness.  

  • Tandoori Paneer Tikka  

When planning a party, you should consider the food options for both the vegetarians and non-vegetarians. Tandoori paneer tikka is a beloved tandoori dish of most vegetarians. To prepare this marinate the cubes of paneer in yoghurt and spices like chilli powder, turmeric and fenugreek before they are skewered and grilled to perfection. The dish is perfectly paired with tangy green chutney.  

  • Tandoori Fish Tikka  

All seafood lovers will enjoy the succulent flavours of tandoori fish tikka. Fish such as salmon, bhetki or tilapi are marinated in a mixture of yoghurt, ginger, garlic and other aromatic spices. They are grilled until moist and flaky. Garnish the charred tandoori fish tikka with fresh coriander leaves and a dash of lemon juice for the extra zing.  

  • Tandoori Chicken Salad  

This is a light and refreshing twist to the classic tandoori chicken included in salad which is perfect for warmer weather gatherings. All you need to do is toss the shredded tandoori chicken with crisp lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, and onions. You can drizzle a yoghurt-based dressing made of yoghurt, mint, and coriander leaves, thus adding a cooling contrast to the spicy chicken.  

  • Tandoori Paneer Pizza  

Your traditional pizza will get a flavourful twist when it is topped with tandoori-spiced paneer, bell peppers, onions and cheese. This tandoori paneer adds a depth of flavour to the pizza. Besides, the vibrant vegetables provide a burst of freshness and elevates the pizza to a new height. Bake the pizza until the cheese is gooey and golden.  

  • Tandoori Mushroom Burger  

Your humble burger can be flooded with flavours of tandoori-spiced mushrooms. To prepare this marinate the portobello mushroom caps in a mixture of yoghurt, garlic, ginger and other spices and grill them until they are tender and succulent. Now toast the buns and on one side of bun add the tandoori mushroom, lettuce, tomatoes and a dollop of creamy yoghurt sauce or mayonnaise for a satisfying vegetarian option.  

  • Tandoori Soya Chaap  

Tandoori soya chaap are an alternative to protein-rich tandoori chicken and is famous among both vegetarians and met-lovers alike. It is made of soy protein and is marinated in a blend of yoghurt and spices and grilled to perfection. It is best served with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of chaat masala for the extra kick.