Masala Chicken Drumsticks

    4 hours 35 mins

    Chicken drumsticks marinated in indian spices and grilled. Serve with lemon wedges and steamed basmati rice.

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    Serves: 4 

    • For the seasoning
    • 2 tsp coriander powder
    • 2 tsp cumin powder
    • 1/2 tsp each: cardamon powder and hot chilli powder
    • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
    • 1 tablespoon oil
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • Salt
    • 4 large chicken drumsticks
    • Lemon wedges to serve

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:4hr marinating  ›  Ready in:4hr35min 

    1. Place all the seasoning ingredients in a dry pan. Stir over low heat until fragrant. Remove from heat; add oil and water, stir to make a paste.
    2. In a shallow dish, rub salt over the drumsticks. Then rub the spice paste evenly over them.Cover and chill overnight or for at least 4 hours.
    3. Heat an oiled grill pan or cook on the barbecue, turning often, for 30 minutes or until cooked through.
    4. Serve with lemon wedges and steamed basmati rice.

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    This was really, really good. I made it the night before which is a great time saver. It had a nice flavour and the meat was so tender. Definitely will make again . I have also made the chicken to step three and then frozen.  -  31 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    These were easy to make and had just the right amount of spice... I'll make them again and perhaps try them on the bbq next summer.  -  30 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    That was probably the best kebab ever I have done or eaten during my whole life (I eat home-made kebabs very regularly). When chicken tights were ready I cut them in small bites and served in home-made pitta bread with fresh tomatos and sliced onion, topped up with curry and chilli sauce. Winner of all times!!!  -  31 Jul 2016  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)