Tandoori roast chicken
with cauliflower salad and rice

tandoori roast chicken
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Tandoori-style roast chicken becomes even more delicious when paired with healthy cauliflower.


1 whole chicken  


  • 250ml plain yoghurt
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 thumb of ginger, finely grated
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 1/2 tbsp tomato paste
  • Handful coriander, chopped
  • 2 tbsp tandoori paste
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1/12 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp salt

Cauliflower salad

  • 1 large bag of cauliflower florets
  • Canola oil
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • Salt and pepper
  • 20g fresh coriander
  • 1 small bag of honey cashews
  • 1/2 tub of pomegranate kernels


  • 500g Basmati rice
  • 100g desiccated coconut


  • To make the marinade, mix the yoghurt, garlic, ginger, lime juice, tomato paste, coriander, tandoori paste, cumin, chilli flakes, chilli powder, black pepper and salt in a bowl. Marinade the chicken in the fridge overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  • Remove chicken from fridge. Once the chicken has reached room temperature, roast it for 60 minutes. During the last 20 minutes, turn the oven onto the grill to allow the marinade to crisp up and blacken.
  • To make the salad, toss the cauliflower in oil, turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, salt and pepper onto a baking tray. Roast in the oven for about 15 minutes at 190°C. Once cooled, mix in the fresh coriander, cashews and pomegranates.
  • Cook the rice according to the packaging instructions. Toast the coconut in the oven at 190°C until golden and mix through the cooked rice.
  • Serve with the chicken and salad.