Serves 2
Prep time – 20 mins
Cooking time 20 mins

Ingredients

Marinade

  • Chicken drumsticks – 4 nos
  • Curd – 1/2 cup
  • Salt – to taste
  • Turmeric – 1/4 tsp

Masala

  • Kashmiri chilli dry – 6 nos
  • Peppercorn – 8nos
  • Coriander seeds – 2 tbsp
  • Cumin – 1/2 tbsp
  • Fennel seeds – 2tsp
  • Garlic cloves – 3 cloves
  • Ginger chopped – 1tbsp
  • Lemon juice or Tamarind Pulp – 2tbsp
  • Water – a dash

On Pan

  • Ghee – 3 tbsp
  • Onion chopped – 1/2 cup
  • Jaggery – 1 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Salt – to taste

Method

  1. Marinate the chicken with salt, turmeric and curd. Keep aside for 15 mins.
  2. Heat a pan and add dry red chillito it. Toss it for 2-3 mins and remove. Now add peppercorns, coriander seeds, cumin and saunf to the pan and toss for a minute and remove it. Add these spices along with chilli. garlic, ginger, lemon juice and a dash of water. Blend it to make a fine paste.
  3. Heat a pan and add desi ghee, add chopped onions and sauce for 2 minutes. Add chilli paste and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the marinated chicken and cook on high flame. Add salt as required and a small piece of jaggery. Add a dash of water if required. Once the chicken is cooked add curry leaves and give a good toss. Remove and serve hot. The masala should be thick sticking to the chicken.