Masala Chicken Drumsticks Recipe


  • tsp Chilli powder
  • 2 tsps Cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • tsp ground Cloves
  • 2 tsps Corinder seeds
  • tsp Cardamon seeds
  • tsp ground Cinnamon
  • 1.2 kg Chicken drumsticks
  • tsp ground Black Pepper


  1. Grind or process coriander, cumin and cardamon seeds until crushed.
  2. Place crushed seeds with spices in a dry frying pan, stir over heat until fragrant. Remove from heat. Add oil and water, stir until combined.
  3. Make diagonal cuts, about 1 cm apart, through to the bone, on both sides of drumsticks.
  4. Rub spice mixture all over the drumsticks, place in shallow dish; cover. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.
  5. Cook drumsticks on a heated oiled griddle pan (or barbecue or grill), until browned and cooked through.

Tip: To turn your chicken golden colour when you roast it, spread it with lemon juice all over before you introduce it in the oven.

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