Recipe: Amrita Banerjee, Photography: Saugata Banerjee
I am a bit intimidated by drumsticks cause I love to eat them. Last weeknight my husband expressed his deep desire to savor some tender and juicy drumsticks. Since it was a no-time-to-cook night, I decided to use chicken that was in my freezer that particular day. Fortunately, I had three drumsticks in my freezer for the easy weeknight dinner. It is then that the Khala (Aunt) next door gave me a kitchen-friendly chicken drumstick recipe. The recipe calls for 20 minutes of marinating time but you could marinate the night before or if you are really short on time just combine ingredients with chicken and put straight into the oven. And let me tell you, how surprised I was with the outcome…..I had added simple ingredients in that delicious dinner and yet it tasted as if I had been working in the kitchen all day long! Hence if chicken is your favorite source for protein, then u are in for a treat.
So, how about giving it a try!
3 Chicken Drumsticks
7-8 cloves of garlic ( made into a paste)
1/3 cup ketchup
2 teaspoons soya sauce
½ teaspoon chilly powder
2 teaspoons lime juice
1 ½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon roughly ground black pepper
2 tbps mustard oil
Take a square shaped baking dish.
Brush it with optimum oil.
Keep the drumsticks in the brushed baking dish.
Now, whisk ketchup, garlic paste, lime juice, soya sauce, and salt in a bowl. Then, pour the mixture over drumsticks.
Sprinkle black pepper and chili powder over it.
Marinate for half an hour or 20minutes.
Pre heat oven to 360 degrees.
Bake in preheated oven at 180 degrees till the juices run clear, turn the chicken half way through.
After cooking for 15 minutes, nice and gentle drumsticks come out.
Serve hot with any seasoned rice.
Now your drumsticks are ready to be enjoyed! These keep well in the refrigerator and taste even better the second day!!
Amrita and Saugata Banerjee, are a husband and wife duo whose common passion run into the world of food exploration. Amrita is a Special Educator by profession and a foodie by passion. Her cooking call came with her marriage two years back and she hasn’t stopped since. Saugata is a ‘Dream Chaser’ and an amazing photographer by profession. Cooking and experimenting with vegetables has become his hobby as well.