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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks

Enough marinade for 12 drumsticks.
(Prep time 15 mins + 2 hours marination time)
(Cook time 20 mins)


Chicken legs 12 (skinless)
Greek style yogurt 3 Tbs
Whole Green chilies 3 med
Ginger 2" piece
Garlic 3 Tbs - minced
Turmeric 1 tsp
Coriander powder 1 1/2 tsp
Roasted cumin powder 2/3 tsp
Coarse black pepper 1/2 tsp
Cayenne pepper 2/3 tsp
Garam masala 1/2 tsp
Salt 1tsp

Combine everything (except the chicken of course) in a blender and blend for a few seconds to form a thick paste. This is your marinade.
Make at least 2 cuts across the meaty part of the chicken leg with a sharp knife. The cuts should go all the way till the bone. This step is necessary to ensure that the spices reach all the way inside the meat.
Rub the paste all over the meat and marinade in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Arrange the meat on a well lubricated grill and cook for 10 mins on med high flame with the cover on.
After 10 mins flip the meat and grill on the other side for another 10 mins covered. Baste with melted butter from time to time.

Squeeze some fresh lime juice over the chicken before eating!
Goes great with mint raita, plain yogurt or mango chutney.
Good stuff :-)