Chicken drumsticks are simmered in a home made green masala packed with fresh cilantro.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place chili peppers, cumin seed, ginger-garlic paste, salt, turmeric, lime juice, and cilantro into a blender. Puree until the cilantro is very finely chopped, then add yogurt, and puree until smooth. Pour over the chicken drumsticks in a resealable plastic bag, and mix to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator at least 2 hours.

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  • To cook, heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion, and cook until the onion softens and turns translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the chicken and marinade, and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the drumsticks are tender, 30 to 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

190 calories; 9.6 g total fat; 59 mg cholesterol; 419 mg sodium. 5.8 g carbohydrates; 19.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2008
Very delicious! I tried this didn't have any chillies so I used hot pepper I also kicked up the yogurt to 2 tbsps instead of 1 as well as the ginger garlic paste. I seasoned my chicken "twice". Basically I seasoned it turmeric chilli powder salt and about 3 tablespoons of ginger-garlic paste and allowed it to sit overnight; then on the day I was gonna prepare it I made the marinade as per the instructions with the exceptions noted above and let it soak for about 4 hours. I added some cumin seeds before the onions then basically followed the instructions. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/25/2008
It is spicy and good. Everything came out just as it should. I just do not think I would make for my toddler and manly man again. It just did not suit our taste. He did not say he did not like it but he did not say he did either...... He is just grateful to have a wife to make dinner for him and did not want to sound ungrateful.. Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2008
Very delicious! I tried this didn't have any chillies so I used hot pepper I also kicked up the yogurt to 2 tbsps instead of 1 as well as the ginger garlic paste. I seasoned my chicken "twice". Basically I seasoned it turmeric chilli powder salt and about 3 tablespoons of ginger-garlic paste and allowed it to sit overnight; then on the day I was gonna prepare it I made the marinade as per the instructions with the exceptions noted above and let it soak for about 4 hours. I added some cumin seeds before the onions then basically followed the instructions. Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2008
Very delicious! I tried this didn't have any chillies so I used hot pepper I also kicked up the yogurt to 2 tbsps instead of 1 as well as the ginger garlic paste. I seasoned my chicken "twice". Basically I seasoned it turmeric chilli powder salt and about 3 tablespoons of ginger-garlic paste and allowed it to sit overnight; then on the day I was gonna prepare it I made the marinade as per the instructions with the exceptions noted above and let it soak for about 4 hours. I added some cumin seeds before the onions then basically followed the instructions. Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2008
This was delicious. Even my father who highly prefers traditional Punjabi cuisine enjoyed this chicken and had seconds. Note: I had to add a few tablespoons of water towards the end as the chicken was not fully cooked and was beginning to stick to the pan. Also added a pinch more salt and cilantro for extra flavor. Marinating over night helped too. So easy! A definite keeper:) Thank you for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/15/2007
This recipe is quite easy and has great flavor. I would recommend marinating the chicken overnight for a fuller flavor. Tasted great with potato/peas/onion side dish with cumin and garlic. Will make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2008
I used boneless chicken thigh marinated 24 hours we loved the taste! I did have a difficult time preparing the marinade in a blender it was too dry for the ingredients to become a paste w/o adding more yogurt. Next time I'll try using a food processor instead. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2009
Fantastic recipe - a definite keeper! I used red bell pepper (with the seeds) instead of a green chile pepper (only because red were on special!) and the taste was quite good. I also ended up adding a bit more salt to the chicken whilst cooking. My Indian friend gave it an 8/10! Will definitely be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/25/2008
It is spicy and good. Everything came out just as it should. I just do not think I would make for my toddler and manly man again. It just did not suit our taste. He did not say he did not like it but he did not say he did either...... He is just grateful to have a wife to make dinner for him and did not want to sound ungrateful.. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
10/31/2008
I made this with skinless bone-in thighs. I didn't bother pureeing the marinade/sauce - just diced it up really finely and added a little more yogurt. This turned out very tender and flavorful. A super quick easy and inexpensive meal. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2007
Very delicious recipe. I fried the onions light golden brown. Will add it to my family recipe book collection. Thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2008
Very flavourful very easy. You don't need recipes to be better than this. Read More
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