Indian masala chicken drumsticks

    4 hours 30 min

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

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    Serves: 4 

    • For the seasoning
    • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
    • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon each: cardamon powder, hot chilli powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon 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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    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