Chicken Masala Drumsticks – Pan-fried to perfection!

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If you are tired of making the same chicken dishes over and over again why not try this spicy, masala recipe?

The combination of natural ingredients and shallow frying in olive oil, undoubtedly make this dish delicious and healthy too. Let the kids pick these juicy drumsticks with their fingers and eat them away merrily! Well, look away if they end up licking their fingers!

You need the following ingredients for the marinade:

 Chicken drumsticks 6
 Mild red chili powder 1/2 tbsp
 Coriander powder and cumin powder 1 tsp each
 Garam masala 1 tbsp
 Ginger and garlic paste 1 tbsp
 Lemon juice 3/4 lemon
 Olive oil 2 tbsp
 Red food colour – powder (optional) 2 pinches
 Salt 1 tsp

 Let’s make :

Marinate

  • Using a sharp knife, make a couple of slashes on each drumstick
  • Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl using your fingers.  Add a bit more depending on your taste
  • Leave aside for 20 mins

Pan fry

  • Pour about 3 tbsp of olive oil into a wide pan and heat up
  • Drop the drumsticks and shallow fry, constantly turning
  • Once they are cooked properly, push them to a side and drop some onion rounds and fry them.  These could be served on the side.
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Serve

  • Take out the drumsticks and arrange them on a foil placed on a flat plate along with onion rounds and a wedge of lemon
  • Take a few bread slices and toast both sides on the same pan.  The bread slices will be nicely coated with the juices from the chicken and could be served on the side
  • Some steamed vegetables tossed on butter or a crunchy salad will go just right with the drumsticks
  • Bon appetite!

Devilled Chicken – Bursting with fiery flavour

Try this delicious, fiery chicken dish that goes like a love story with rice, noodles, or bread.  Add lots of veggies to give it a healthy version and kids will be thrilled to tuck into flavourful chicken pieces along with colourful vegetables, without a fuss. Super easy to fix and you will love every bite of it!

Tip:

Make a delicious wrap for your office/school lunch box. Just heat up a tortilla on the pan under very low heat and then place a large spoon full of devilled chicken in the middle and roll it up.

Ingredients needed:

Chicken (skinless, bite-size pieces)300 g
Red, Yellow, and Green bell pepper1/2 each
Onion1
Lemon1
Leek/Spring onionsa handful
Carrots1 large
Ginger and garlic thinly diced1 tbsp
Soy sauce2 tbsp
Ketchup2 tbsp
Chilli sauce2 tbsp
Chili powder, turmeric powder, salt, and lemon juice (for marinating the chicken) 

Let’s make it:

Prepare the veggies 
  • Cut bell peppers, onion and carrot into squares
  • Slice leeks lengthwise
  • Chop ginger and garlic thinly
  • Slit the green chilli

Prepare the chicken

  • Marinate the chicken with chili powder, turmeric powder,  lemon juice, and salt
  • Cover and  keep aside for 20 mins
  • Heat up oil and shallow fry the chicken until golden on medium heat.
  • Cover and keep aside
Stir fry
  • In a separate, wide wok add two tbsps of olive oil and heat up
  • Brown ginger and garlic
  • Add carrots and stir fry until  soft
  • Add all the bell peppers. Continue to stir fry
  • Add onion squares and give a good toss under high flame
  • Add leeks
  • Give a good shake, toss, and a mix
  • Now push the vegetables to a corner of the wok

Bring all together

  • Pour this sauce into the spared space of the wok, let the sauces boil
  • Toss the chilli flakes on the sauces and stir it through
  • Now bring  the sauces and the vegetables together
  • Add the chicken pieces with all its juices
  • Stir fry on high flame for about 2/3 mins
  • Toss the slit green chilli
  • Give one last toss and it’s done!
  • Yum!!!!