Fork Spoon Knife is the personal blog of Asha where she chronicles her journeys in food through stories, recipes and photographs. She can also be found doodling and sharing her experiences as below.



Happy Birthday FSK!!!! :) and a Pulled Tandoori Chicken Sandwich

Pulled Tandoori Chicken sandwich

Yes! Three years ago, this month, this wonderful creature was born. She came into this world, rustic and small and changed my life completely. I watched her grow and blossom, fondly listening to every breath, inhaling her sweet smells every morning and any number of times during the day.

I nurtured her and nourished her with constant attention, bestowing my deepest creative moments in a quest to mold her and a whole lot of hard work to prime her to be as perfect as I could. Isn't she beautiful?! :)

Yes, today, I sing a joyous birthday tune to celebrate her third year of existence! Happy Birthday to Fork Spoon Knife!! :)

Pulled Tandoori Chicken sandwich1

And to celebrate this third anniversary of my blog, I have a treat for all you wonderful readers. I think you will really appreciate and enjoy what I have lined for your this month! More on that in the next post. Let me just say that it is perfect for the fun and frolic of the warmer months, for long walks around the park and city and picnics with friends.

For this one, I want to keep it short and sweet and leave with this succulent creation that is a true fusion of traditional Indian flavors and mordern Western dining. Bring home a piece of India with this bold and aromatic Pulled Tandoori Chicken Sandwich!!!

Pulled Tandoori Chicken

Pulled Tandoori Chicken sandwich

Prep Time: 3 hours to overnight
Cook Time: 45 min
Total Time: 4 hours

4 chicken thighs , bone-in, skinless
4 tsp butter

For the marinade:
3/4 cup diced red onion
4 cloves of garlic
5 dry red Kashmiri chillies (not very spicy but deep red)
1/4 cup vinegar
1 T ground cumin
1 T ground coriander
2 tsp ground turmeric
2 tsp ground chillies
3 T olive oil
1/4 cup thick, whole milk yogurt
salt to taste

Soak the chillies in vinegar for 30 minutes. Drain and reserve the chillies. Grind all the marinade ingredients to a smooth paste. Coat the chicken thighs generously with all the marinade. Place the thighs in an oven proof bowl and refrigerate atleast 3 hours, preferrably overnight to allow the flavors to soak in.

Remove the chicken and thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes before you are ready to cook. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Place the butter over the chicken pieces. Bake until the meat is fully cooked, about 40 minutes. Taste the marinade and check to make sure the onion is cooked. If not, leave it in the oven for another 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and shred the meat. Toss the meat in more of the cooked sauce and set ready for the sandwich.

To assemble the sandwich

1 baguette, sliced horizontally
4 T fromage blanc
pulled tandoori chicken (from above)
sliced red onion
sliced tomatos
sliced cucumber
boiled egg

Coat the inside of the baguette with fromage blanc. Arrange all the filling ingredients on the baguette and serve immediately.


  1. congratulations asha and wishing you many more wonderful years of blogging!

  2. congratulations Asha! This looks like a hearty and yummy sandwich!

  3. Happy Blog Birthday, Asha!! You bring such beautify and deliciousness through your blog, looking forward to many more years to come :)

  4. Happy birthday FSK. Congratulations Asha and wish FSK many more delicious birthdays!

  5. Happy Blogiversary! I hope you'll celebrate many more.

    That sandwich is mindblowing! I bet it tastes terrific.



  6. Happy Blogiversary! Here's to many more years of FSK!

    Your sandwich looks perfect.

  7. Congratulazioni per il blog e deliziosa ricetta ciao

  8. Happy Blogiversary,indeed! I think that is one great Sandwich to have any time of the day.

  9. Happy Birthday to the delicious blog and the maker :-)
    Wishing you both many more delicious happy years together.

  10. Wow, your third anniversary! congratulations!

  11. Happy Birthday! Congratulations on 3 great years. Now you have me very curious for your next post. What a fabulous sandwich.

  12. Happy Third Birthday to your blog, they grow up so fast don't they ;-) Congratulations of three wonderful years, and many many more to come!

  13. Happy Birthday FSK....rustic baby has grown enormously.....Keep rocking....lip smashing sandwich....yum...

  14. Congrats and best wishes for more years of wonderful blogging. Everything about your blog and recipes is so beautiful and amazing... I just can't have enough..:) Loved this rustic looking sandwich...

  15. Happy Birthday! You have a great blog with gorgeous pictures and wonderful recipes. One of my favorite. Keep on going!

  16. Happy Birthday FSK! I love what you're doing and where you're headed......

    PS: If any of that sandwich is still around, may I drop in for lunch?

  17. Congrats Asha and happy Birthday to this beautiful space and many more to come. (LOVE the pitcher)

  18. Congratulations Asha.Three years is a big achievement.I wish to see many more eye catching recipes in your space.All the best!

  19. Happy Birthday!
    And that was some beautiful writing!

  20. Happy Anniversary to you and your blog. I had no idea you've been doing this for 3 years. Here's to many more and lots of good food. Beautiful sandwich too!

  21. Asha,
    Happy Blogiversary to Fork Spoon Knife! Indeed, you have nurtured your blog-baby well. She's not just pretty, she talks too and very well at it.
    Wishing you creative excellence and many more years to come...

    Me too kinda started loving that copper jug.. ;)


  22. ♫♪♪♫ happy blogsary Asha! ♫♪♪♫, happy birthday FSK dear!♫♪♪♫*•♫♪♪♫ happy birthday FSK!... sending you.♥¸♥¸♥¸
    Wishing you more delicious years to come!

  23. Gorgeous sandwich and happy anniversary, I hope there are many more to come!

  24. yum this sandwich looks delicious! happy anniversary. Can I ask what kind of vinegar you use in the marinade?

  25. Hi Jane, Thanks. I use malt vinegar but it works well with apple cider vinegar as well

  26. Congrats and Happy Anniversary to FSK. THree years and running so strong is a big deal. WIshing your elegant and sophisticated self and blog many more wonderful years of writing, cooking and sharing.

  27. That sandwich looks heavenly. I love sandwiches, and this one seems to be perfect!

  28. Happy Birthday Asha's Blog!!

    I wish I were there to eat that sandwich!!! Miammm!

  29. Am a little late with the birthday wish but it is deeply felt all the same. Wish you loads more of happy blogging and gorgeous photography here, Asha.

  30. Happy 3rd Anniversary to both you and your blog :)

  31. Such a big milestone! Happy 3rd blogiversary to FSK and you!

  32. happy happy! what an achievement. your site is absolutely beautiful, and this sandwich? looks to me the perfect way to celebrate a successful three years.

  33. Happy Blog Birthday, Asha!! yum this sandwich looks delicious!

  34. I love visiting your blog, Asha! Happy celebration and may there be many more anniversaries! Keep cooking!

    This sandwich looks wonderful!

  35. Asha, you have one of the most beautiful spaces on the blogosphere and I'm so happy for three years worth of inspirational posts. I don't doubt your continued success so I just give you my congratulations. Well done! :-)

  36. Thank you very much everyone for your lovely wishes! This blog does not exist without you and I am so grateful that you give me some of your precious time and help me become better :)) HUGS

  37. Happy 3rd Anniversary Asha! I've watched you and your blog grow ever since I started my own and I must say - you've come such a long way in just 3 years. Your photos, writing and recipes are all so inspiring. Wishing you many more anniversaries to come.

  38. Please excuse my lateness Asha! But here I am checking what I have been missing for the past several weeks. Happy happy birthday sweet Asha! Love the magic you create here and wish you many more blog birthdays to come!

  39. An interesting fusion of India and the West indeed. A sandwich that's sure to be enjoyed by loved ones. Good thing I came across your site. Thanks for posting the recipe and (late as it may seem but...) happy anniversary to your blog!

  40. I am always looking in for new fusions for indian tandoori food - this gives me the best reason to use my authentic tandoor oven instead of a standard oven.

    Try doing the recipe in the authentic tandoor oven and your taste buds shall feel the difference.

    I got a tandoor oven for myself here in GA from and since then every excuse is justified as the family and friends just love the way this thing cooks.

  41. yum scrum! This is what I am going to have for dinner tonight. I am always out for new recipes for a sandwich.


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