Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

I got this yummy recipe from my Aunty Shirley who is a wonderful cook! Preparation time does not include Marination time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash the chicken drumsticks and dry them.
  2. Mix the soup cube, chili powder, cumin powder, ginger garlic paste, turmeric, soya sauce with the curd (Do not add salt).
  3. Marinate the chicken for at least 4 hours in this mixture.
  4. Cook the chicken in the marinade till done.
  5. Take the chicken pieces out of the gravy if any.
  6. Set aside the gravy (if any).
  7. Shallow fry the drumsticks till browned in oil or clarified butter (ghee).
  8. Do this 1 or 2 pieces at a time for them to get a nice colour.
  9. Keep the chicken pieces aside.
  10. Now in the same ghee stir fry the chopped curry leaves and green chillies till crisp.
  11. Add the chicken and stir fry.
  12. Add the reserved gravy (if any).
  13. Add tomato ketchup according to taste to coat the chicken pieces.
  14. Cook till there is no liquid left and the chicken is coated with the sauce but dry.
  15. Garnish with the coriander leaves.
  16. Enjoy.


Most Helpful

This is fairly simple and has a good flavor! Thank you!

TnuSami May 06, 2008

This recipe has been sitting in my cookbook for ages now, and I finally made it. We weren't disappointed. I opted to use thighs as well, just easier for us. I used fresh garlic but stuck with the ginger paste. Nice dry chicken dish to go with a more liquid veg dish. Thanks!

MrsMM June 28, 2007

This is a great recipe. My husband loves it and he is a real picky eater. What I did was instead of drumsticks I used all pieces of the chicken. I didn't have soya sauce around so I used about 6 drops of Worchesire Sace instead. I added onions in the begining and added the curry leaves with that and fried until onions were golden brown, then I added the chicken in with the marinade. I did not add ketchup at all. I added a few jalapeno peppers sliced, and some crushed red pepper flakes. In the end I did not fry the chicken, but you could do that in the beginning without marinade and then add marinade to make it easy. I also added a juice of one lime and garnished with thinly sliced onions and cilantro! Thanks! Love the recipe

KHANMAK April 02, 2007

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