Today's recipe is an absolute beginners recipe. it requires no skill at all.........hmmm maybe just to clean the chicken?maybe you can delegate that work to someone else?:D

Don't let the long ingredients list fool you! you know how an Indian recipe looks like, right!?

The spice powders Iv used in this recipe are - turmeric, pepper, cumin, coriander and a store bought chicken curry  masala( I used the 'achi' brand). You can actually skip all the spice powders and use just the chicken curry masala. It will be as tasty but very mild. If I cook for the kids I just use the achi chicken curry masala. THERE...........your ingredients list just went shorter!!!

You can also alter the level of spice. if your a person who likes it spicy you can add in some chilli powder. I didn't, coz the chicken masala already had a bit of spice.

You can serve it with parotta (yum) or ghee rice or even plain white rice!

Chicken drumsticks - 7
cardamoms - 2
cinnamon - small piece
cloves - 2
oil - 4 tbsps
onions - 2 , chopped
tomato - 1/2, chopped
ginger garlic paste - 1 heaped tbsp
chicken curry masala - 1 and a half tbsps
cumin powder - 1 tbsp
turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
coriander powder - 1 tbsp
black pepper powder - 1/4 tsp
salt to taste
water - 3 cups
coconut milk - 1/4 cup (optional)
coriander or mint leaves, chopped - 2 tbsps (optional)


  • In a wok, heat some oil. add the cardamoms, cinnamon and cloves.
  • Add in the onions and saute till slightly browned.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute.
  • Add the chicken and give it a quick stir in the onions. Add some salt as well.
  • Now add in the chicken curry masala, cumin powder, turmeric and pepper. Let it mix in the oil.  Add a few spoons of water to de glaze the pan and so that nothing sticks to the pan.
  • Add in the tomatoes. Close the pan and let it cook on low flame for a few minutes. 
  • The tomatoes would have started to get soft. Mash them up with the back of your ladle.
  • Now add in 3 cups of water and the coriander powder.  Close the pan and let it simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • Later, check the consistency. Add in the coconut milk if you are using. Also add the coriander/ mint leaves.
  • Check if the chicken is cooked through.....and your done!:)

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