Desi Khana is love ❤️ Chicken drumsticks in spicy Indian gravy is a delicious side dish which goes well with rice ,rotis and Naan.

In this recepie, Marinated chicken drumsticks are shallow fried and cooked in gravy prepared using Indian spices and condiments.

Checkout the detailed recepie below 👇🏻

Preparation time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 45 mins

Serves: 5


  • Chicken drumsticks: 10
  • Onion: 4 finely sliced
  • Tomatoes: 2 finely chopped
  • Ginger garlic paste: 1 n 1/2 tbsp
  • Yoghurt : 2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Kashmiri chilli powder: 2 n 1/2 tbsp
  • Cumin coriander powder: 2 tbsp
  • Chicken Masala powder: 2 tbsp
  • Bay leaf: 2
  • Cinnamon stick: 1 small piece
  • Green cardamom: 3
  • Cloves: 3
  • Curry leaves: few sprigs
  • Coriander leaves: 1 tbsp finely chopped
  • Salt: as required
  • Oil: 4 tbsp

For Marination:

  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Kashmiri chilli powder: 1 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste: 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt: as required
  • Oil:for shallow frying


  • Marinate the chicken drumsticks with the ingredients listed above . Set aside for 15 to 30 mins.
  • Heat oil in a pan for shallow frying.
  • Fry the drumsticks till both sides turn light brown and tender.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a wok, add cardamom, bay leaf, cloves and cinnamon stick and give it a toss.
  • Add onions with some salt and sauté till golden brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and sauté till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the dry spice powders and mix well till oil separates.
  • Add finely chopped tomatoes and cook till it turns soft and mushy.
  • Lower the flame and add yoghurt and mix well.
  • Finally add the fried chicken pieces and mix.
  • Cover and cook on medium flame for 15 mins.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and keep it covered for some time before serving.

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