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Prep Time:
30 Minutes
Marinade Time:
30 Minutes
Grill time:
20 Minutes

Double Thick Tandoori Pork

with Raita

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Double Thick Tandoori Pork
Serves 6
Prep Time:
Marinade Time: 30 Minutes
Grill time: 20 Minutes

Originally cooked in January of 2012 as part of a New Year’s resolution to be more open to trying new things, the Double Thick Tandoori Pork with Raita, from Ted Reader’s Everyday Gourmet Grilling cookbook, is the perfect way to experience new and interesting flavors. If you’re in the mood for something different and don’t know where to start, tandoori is a fantastic flavor. Make it as spicy as you want, or keep things super mild. I used to be a picky eater. I grew up with meat and potatoes; the craziest we got was plain ground beef in flour tortillas for taco night. I was introduced to Japanese cuisine at the age of fifteen and things just kept getting tastier from there. I became a food adventurer and so can you.

Inject and season, then marinate 30 min
Inject and season, then marinate 30 min
Sear 2 to 3 min over high heat
Sear 2 to 3 min over high heat
Baste with sauce after searing
Baste with sauce after searing

Double Thick Tandoori Pork

Serves: 6       Total Time: 1 Hour 20 Minutes


Injector Seasoning Sauce
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup liquid honey
  • 2 tbsp. malt vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • ½ cup Tandoori Marinade
  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • ¾ cup cucumber, not English,  peeled, seeded, and coarsely grated
  • 1 small onion, coarsely grated
  • 2 tsp. fresh chopped cilantro
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • sea salt to taste


Step 1
Start by making the injector seasoning. In a saucepan over low heat, combine the melted butter, 2 tbsp. vinegar, and a half cup Tandoori Marinade.
Step 2
Using the Napoleon Stainless Steel Marinade Injector, inject each chop in the centre with about 3 tbsp. of the mixture. Rub the chops with the Tandoori Rub, massaging into the meat. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Step 3
For the sauce. In another saucepan, melt 2 tbsp. butter over medium-high heat and sauté garlic and onions for 2 to 3 minutes. Add brown sugar, honey, 2 tbsp. vinegar, and soy sauce, then bring to a boil and turn the heat down to medium-low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes, the sauce will become syrupy. Remove from heat and whisk in a half cup Tandoori Marinade. Set aside.
Step 4
For the Raita, combine the yogurt, cucumber, onion, cilantro, sugar, lemon juice, and sea salt. Mix and refrigerate until needed.
Step 5
Preheat grill to high, 500°F.
Step 6
Sear chops for 1 to 2 minutes on each side over direct heat. Reduce heat to medium, 350°F and close lid. Cook for an additional 12 to 15 minutes, basting occasionally with the sauce, until just cooked through and juices run clear. For medium, the internal temperature should be 145°F before a 5-minute rest.
Step 7
When serving, drizzle with additional sauce and serve with grilled pita and chilled Raita on the side.
Serve with extra sauce
Serve with extra sauce
Medium pork, so juicy!
Medium pork, so juicy!
serve with grilled pita & creamy raita
serve with grilled pita & creamy raita

Tandoori is one of the most popular delicacies that stems from Northern India. Meat is roasted in a cylindrical clay oven called a tandoor, but it can also be grilled. Meat is marinated in a yogurt based marinade and seasoned with spices like garlic, ginger, and garam masala made spicier with cayenne and red chili. Tandoori is a great way to dip your toes into foreign flavors and is still a surprise to experience food adventurers.

Happy Grilling!

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