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Tandoori chicken drumstick recipe, Spiced oven baked chicken, How to make tandoori chicken

Tandoori chicken drumstick is a hassle free recipe which involves baking of chicken in the oven and is the most tastier way to prepare chicken drumstick according to me as its flavors are distinct from the regular cooking. I usually like to prepare it as side accompany while making biryani as it makes the meal complete. In this method even coloring can be achieved as it is baked and for this recipe I have not used any food color. So lets get to the baking!


  • Chicken drumstick – 4
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Chili powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Curd – 4 tbsp
  • Salt as needed
  • Oil

How to make Tandoori chicken drumstick with step by step images

tandoori chicken drumstick

  1. Wash and clean chicken drumstick well. Now make slits in the chicken.tandoori chicken drumstick
  2. Now in a bowl add chicken drumstick, ginger garlic paste, curd and all dry powders mentioned along with salt. Mix everything well and marinate chicken for 2 hrs ( you can refrigerate overnight and bake it next day too).tandoori chicken drumstick
  3. Preheat oven at 400 degree. Now line a baking tray with aluminum foil and arrange the marinated chicken. Add 2 tsp oil over every chicken drumstick. Now bake the chicken for 35 – 40 minutes.tandoori chicken drumstick
  4. After 35 to 40 minutes insert a toothpick to see if it is cooked soft and tender. Serve it as main or side course with biryani.


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