Indian Masala Chicken Drumsticks

Indian Masala Chicken Drumsticks


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About this recipe: These make a lovely change for a summer barbecue party and can be marinated in advance. Serve with lemon wedges and steamed basmati rice.


Serves: 4 

  • For the seasoning
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp each: cardamon powder, 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:4hr  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:4hr30min 

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

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Reviews (3)


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


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


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

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