I saw this recipe from one of the cookbook which I got as a compliment with my microwave oven..I prefer cooking chicken in oven rather than in kadai or stove top, the reason is you don't need to add any additional oil or fat to make the chicken crispier, plus it stays moist and succulent. I won't tell you that this particular recipe is fat free or healthy, because there is a good amount of cream as well as cashews going inside this but it is so easy to make..I don't have to stand by the side and check it whether it is cooked or not..Just set the time and go that’s it..But there are lots of chicken recipe in my blog which you can make in the oven which are pretty healthy than deep frying it..
I made this recipe on a cold rainy day..How about having a plate full of this piping hot chicken on that day..Heavenly right..I made some chicken kofta briyani, shahi kofta curry with this..The meal was a complete hit in my house..My sister's loved it a lot..There is something in the marination which makes it so special..The curd, cream added in this recipe makes the chicken more moist. I hope you will all love it and tell me if you tried this..
Chicken Drumsticks- 5
Salt to taste
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Lemon Juice - 1 tblspn
Cream - 4 tblspn
Cashew - 4 tblspn powdered
Thick Curd / Greek Yogurt - 5 tblspn
Ginger Garlic Paste- 1 tblspn
Kasuri Methi leaves / Dried Fenugreek leaves - 1 tblspn
Corn Flour / Corn Starch - 3 tblspn
Oil - 2 tblspn + for basting the chicken
Salt to taste
Take Chicken Drumsticks and make Deep slashes all over it, this makes the marination go into the chicken.
Take those chicken in a non metallic bowl. Add salt, chilli powder and lemon juice and mix well with your hands.Leave them to marinate for 30 mins.
Now lets make the second marination. Take a bowl and add all the stuffs given in the marination list. Mix well with a spoon.
Pour this over the lemon juice marinated chicken and let this marinate for 3-4 hours..If you don't have time marinate it for 30 mins or cook straightaway.
Preheat the oven to 225 Degree C / 450 degree F.
Take a baking tray and line it with foil. Place a baking rack over the tray and place the chicken over it.
Put it in a preheated oven for 45 mins. When 20 mins gets over take the chicken out and flip it over. Baste with some oil and put it back in the oven for 20 more mins.
Set the oven to a grill mode.
Now take the chicken out of the oven and flip it back over and put it in the grill mode for 5 mins so that you will get nice charred bits on the chicken.
Remove from the oven and serve piping hot with mint chutney or as it is..
|Take all your rich ingrediants..You will need some Cornflour too..|
|make some slashes in chicken|
|Add salt, chilli powder and lemon juice over that|
|mix well and let it marinate for a while..|
|Take some cashews in a mixer|
|blend it up to a fine powder|
|Add all the second marination in along with the cashew powder|
|and mix well|
|pour it over the chicken|
|OPPS!! I forgot the cornflour..Please don't be like me..Add cornflour to the marination.|
|Place it in a baking rack and bake it..read recipe indtructions..|
|when it comes out it will be like this|
|Serve with some mint chutney..Eat it piping hot..|