How to make Chicken and Drumsticks with Yogurt - A South Indian specialty – chicken cooked with drumsticks and curry leaves in yogurt gravy.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Chicken on Bone, Drumsticks (सेजन की फली)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Chicken and Drumsticks with Yogurt

History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

For more recipes related to Chicken and Drumsticks with Yogurt checkout Murgh Dumdar, Chicken Rendang, Dahi Methi Murgh, Patiala Chicken . You can also find more Main Course Chicken recipes like Murgh Sabz Resham, Chicken Dalcha, Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas, Murg Masala.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chicken and Drumsticks with Yogurt Recipe

  • Chicken on Bone cut into 8-10 pieces on the bone 750 grams

  • Drumsticks scraped and cut into 2 inch pieces 3

  • Thick yogurt 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cloves 5-6

  • Onion finely chopped 1 medium

  • Shallots 10-12

  • Curry leaves 12-15

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 tablespoons

  • Tomatoes finely chopped 2 medium

  • Coriander powder 1 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat 1 cup water in a non-stick pan, add drumstick pieces, salt and turmeric powder and mix well. Cover and cook till the drumsticks are done.

Step 2

Heat oil in another non-stick pan, add cloves, onion and shallots and sauté till lightly browned. Add curry leaves and mix well. Add ginger-garlic paste and mix well. Add tomatoes and mix well. Cook till the tomatoes are soft. Add coriander powder and red chilli powder and mix well.

Step 3

Add chicken pieces and mix well. Add salt and mix well. Cover and cook on high heat till the chicken pieces turn brown.

Step 4

Put yogurt in a bowl and whisk well and add to the pan. Add drumsticks with stock and garam masala powder and mix well. Cover and cook on medium heat till the chicken is done.

Step 5

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve immediately.