I know, I know, “But Jesi, how could this little solar tube oven developed in outer space by Patrick mimic a tandoor oven??” Well, it can’t, but neither can an oven or a grill. Tandoor ovens get to like 900 degrees and are made from clay. I unfortunately don’t have one in my backyard, but if I win the lottery, that will be one of the things I splurge on.
Tandoori Chicken in the GoSun Sport Solar Cooker
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
1 clove garlic
1 knob of ginger, 1 inch
3 TB tandoori seasoning
1 cup yogurt, plain-with fat -see note below
1 TB achiote paste, or some red food coloring
Place all the ingredients except the chicken in your blender. Depending on the yogurt you use-if its strained, you might need a little liquid to get the blades moving. I'm the lunatic that makes his own yogurt and who strains it so that it is really thick, so I added a little buttermilk. Water, stock, cream, or coconut milk would all work. Don’t use regular milk, it will curdle when heated.
Let this marinate for an hour or two, or longer if you like. Place in the insert and let roast for 30 minutes. Serve with Tomato Cilantro Chutney, lemon wedges and raw onion.
Note: the fat carries flavor, so a little fat is good for you and your taste buds. If you use non-fat yogurt, this will still totally work, just won’t taste as good. The fat helps retain moisture, think about when you coat something in oil, it kind of forms a barrier. This helps browning and makes it more difficult for the water to escape as its gotta get through the fat.