Indian-style chicken drumsticks

    1 hour

    This Indian-style chicken and onion dish is seasoned with just the right amount of spices for a warm and flavourful meal everyone will love.

    5 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 3 tablespoons water
    • 6 cloves garlic
    • 2 chilli peppers, stemmed
    • 1 (5cm) piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
    • 4 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter)
    • 1kg chicken drumsticks
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 large white onion, sliced
    • 1 tablespoon dried fenugreek leaves
    • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
    • 1 teaspoon garam masala
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 3 plum tomatoes, grated
    • 180ml milk
    • 120ml whipping cream
    • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Puree water, garlic, chilli peppers and ginger together in a blender or food processor until smooth.
    2. Heat ghee in a large saucepan over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Cook chicken in hot ghee until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a plate.
    3. Cook and stir garlic puree in the saucepan until golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Add onion; cook and stir until golden, 5 to 7 minutes. Add fenugreek, coriander, garam masala and turmeric to onion mixture; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.
    4. Stir tomatoes into onion mixture; cook and stir until tomatoes are lightly browned, 4 to 6 minutes. Add chicken, milk and cream; bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover saucepan, and cook until chicken thighs are cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer chicken to a serving platter using a slotted spoon. Continue cooking sauce until slightly reduced, 5 to 7 more minutes. Stir fresh coriander into sauce and pour over chicken.

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    Overall this recipe was a nice change of pace. Only used 1 serrano pepper and subbed grape seed oil for the ghee. Didn't feel like cleaning another pan. Thanks for posting.  -  09 Apr 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was a great dinner. The sauce is the star and was so flavorful and easy to make. We made it with chicken legs, but next time we'll just use chicken pieces. Depending on the heat level you want, you might want to dial back on the serranos. Two were perfect for us.  -  18 Jul 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was different it had a unique taste. I will make it again thank you  -  02 Mar 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)