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Ria and Rohan's Indian Tandoori Chicken

Ria and Rohan to cook their delicious version of a classic Indian dish, tandoori chicken, cooked in a clay oven called a tandoor.


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Whose kitchen are we going to today?

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Hi, I'm Rohan.

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Hi, I'm Ria. Come on in.

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-This is our nanny.

-Hi.

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Hi, Nanny.

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This is our kitchen.

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Today, we're going to make tandoori chicken with mint sauce.

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We're making tandoori chicken as it's my favourite food.

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Nanny has shown Ria and Rohan a special way

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of cooking tandoori chicken.

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Ria and Rohan are Punjabi and they come from the Punjab in India.

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India is a very big country in south Asia.

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It has a very large population and over 100 languages are spoken there.

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The weather is different all over India,

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which makes it the perfect place

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to grow lots of different types of food.

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India is called the land of spices.

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It produces more spices than any other country in the world.

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Ria and Rohan have washed their hands, put on their aprons

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and now they're ready to cook.

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-We are making tandoori chicken...

-With yoghurt and mint sauce.

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..for our friends.

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And they've invited Winchester, Myah, Abby and Ben

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to taste one of the main ingredients

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before they come round for a very special Indian meal later.

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What's that?

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Is it a sort of nut?

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I think it's a nut.

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Er... A nut.

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It's not a nut.

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-Eurgh!

-It's garlic.

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Spicy.

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Yucky and spicy.

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It makes it really hot.

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I don't like it.

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I don't really like it.

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Oh, no! They don't seem to like garlic at all.

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Let's find out if Ria and Rohan can change their minds

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because garlic is an important ingredient

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in their tandoori chicken with yoghurt and mint sauce.

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As well as garlic, you'll need cooked chicken thighs,

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spices and salt, olive oil, black pepper, natural yoghurt,

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fresh mint and fresh coriander.

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What's first then, Ria and Rohan?

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We're getting the cumin seeds and the coriander seeds.

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Ah! That's cumin seeds...

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..and coriander seeds.

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I'm just going to bash them all up.

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Yeah, grind them all up.

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Add smoked paprika...

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..garam masala...

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..and fenugreek. Be careful not to get any spices in your eyes.

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Could be painful.

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I'm going to add a pinch of salt.

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And I'm going to add some pepper.

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Wow! Look at all those colours.

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Now we're going to have the scales.

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Weighing the yoghurt.

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Those two have to be equal, like that.

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And pour the yoghurt in until the scales balance.

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-There, that's balanced.

-Great!

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Now we're just going to take that off and pour it in.

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We're going to mix it all up.

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Got to make sure that it's an orange colour.

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What next?

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Put the oil in.

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Now, after you've put the oil in, you're going to mix it.

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Mix it, mix it, mix it.

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Now it's time for our special ingredient.

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And you know what that is, don't you?

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It's garlic.

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Garlic grows under the soil from a bulb.

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Inside each bulb are garlic cloves.

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These are the parts that we eat.

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Garlic grows all over the world

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and China grows more garlic than anywhere else.

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Now we're going to peel the garlic.

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If you find this tricky, ask a grown-up to help you.

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We're going to put them in our bag.

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You can smell it a lot.

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That's right. Garlic has a strong smell.

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Now we're going to put our garlic in the sauce that we made earlier.

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Give it a good shake!

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Bing! OK.

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And stir it up.

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-You have a bit more of a stir while I get the chicken.

-OK.

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Nanny has already cooked the chicken pieces for Ria and Rohan to use.

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I'm mixing the chicken so all the flavour can go into the chicken.

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Yeah, make sure you mix it really well, Rohan.

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I'm going to add this.

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I'm going to cover it up really well.

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And I'll put it back in the fridge.

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Leave it in the fridge so all those lovely flavours of the sauce

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soak nicely into the chicken.

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Now we're going to make the mint sauce.

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-I've got mint leaves.

-I've got coriander.

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And chop away!

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Now we're going to snip, snip, snip, snip.

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And be careful when you're cutting up

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-because the scissors are very sharp.

-You're right there, Ria.

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-Now you get the yoghurt.

-Thank you.

-There's yours.

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And here's mine.

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Add the fresh mint and coriander to the yoghurt.

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Give it a good shake.

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Lovely. Then add some ground cumin,

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a pinch of salt and some black pepper.

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Then mix it all together.

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That looks good.

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Nanny, we're ready for the chicken.

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Take the chicken out of the fridge.

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-Mmm!

-OK, Rohan, do you want to hold that down there?

-Yeah.

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So, keep turning it slowly. That's it. Very good.

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Check it out! Nanny's putting the chicken on big skewers.

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It's got a pointed, sharp end down this bit,

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so obviously I'm helping you out with that.

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OK, guys, if you want to follow me, then.

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OK.

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Nanny's cooking with a traditional Indian tandoor oven.

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The tandoor oven adds a special flavour to the food

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while it's cooking.

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Be careful, because it's extremely hot.

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And if you want to make their tandoori chicken

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and mint yoghurt recipe at home

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in an ordinary oven, here's what you do. First, grind cumin seeds

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and coriander seeds together. Add them to a bowl.

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Add some smoked paprika...

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..garam masala...

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..ground fenugreek...

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..a pinch of salt...

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..a grinding of pepper...

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..and then tip it into the natural yoghurt.

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Give it a good mix,

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add some oil,

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and give it another mix.

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Peel the skin off the garlic cloves

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and put them into a plastic food bag.

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Then bash them into small pieces with a rolling pin.

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Now, empty the garlic pieces into the yoghurt mixture

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and give it another mix.

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Add the cooked chicken and coat it all in that lovely tandoori source.

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Now cover it with foil and leave it for a while in the fridge.

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To make the yoghurt mint sauce,

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carefully cut up fresh mint and coriander...

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..add it to more natural yoghurt...

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..add ground cumin, salt

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and black pepper

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and give that all a good mix.

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Take the chicken out of the fridge,

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and ask a grown-up to carefully put the chicken pieces onto a skewer

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then put them in the oven on a baking tray.

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Now there's just enough time for Ria and Rohan

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to get their table ready for their very special Indian meal.

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Wow! Look at this. Traditional Indian naan bread - thanks, Nanny!

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Lots of Indian people don't eat with knives and forks.

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They use their hands.

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So that's what we're going to make our friends do today.

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DOORBELL No knives and forks?! This is going to be fun.

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Your table looks the perfect place to eat a special Indian meal.

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-Hi!

-Hi!

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Come on in.

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Now everyone's washed their hands and they're ready to eat.

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-It looks really nice.

-Thanks.

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-I love Indian.

-Thank you.

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Here's Nanny with the cooked chicken and yoghurt.

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-Thank you.

-Thank you.

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Mmm! The chicken has changed colour in the tandoor oven.

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Looks tasty, doesn't it?

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And it goes really well with the yoghurt and mint sauce.

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You haven't got any forks or knives because in India,

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-they don't use any forks or knives.

-Oh, you just use your hands?

-Yeah.

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Wow! This could get messy.

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No-one was very keen on garlic before.

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Will they change their minds

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when they taste it in Ria and Rohan's food?

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I love the sauce.

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-What do you think of eating with your hands?

-Messy!

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But lots of fun.

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Can anyone guess what our special ingredient was?

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-Was it garlic?

-Yes.

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What do you think of garlic now you've tried it in our food?

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It's really nice. I really like the chicken.

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-We made it in the clay oven.

-Really nice.

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Well done, Ria and Rohan. They do like the taste of garlic

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now it's cooked in your tandoori chicken.

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-BOTH:

-Thank you for coming to My World Kitchen.

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On the menu is delicious tandoori chicken cooked in a traditional clay oven called a tandoor. Ria and Rohan use their grandma's special oven to make their version of this classic Indian dish. They cook chicken coated in a yoghurt sauce, which is spiced and full of flavour. They serve it to their friends alongside naan bread and yoghurt mint sauce.

Plus learn about India, the land of spices, and find out some interesting facts about garlic, which is the special ingredient in this recipe. Will Ria and Rohan's friends like the taste of garlic in their chicken, and how will they feel about eating with their hands?