Sanjeev Kapoor

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Murgh-E-Kalmi  Recipe

Chicken drumsticks marinated with yogurt and spices and cooked in oven.

This recipe is from the book Tandoori Cooking @ Home.

Preparation Time : 3-3.30 hour

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings : 4


Main Ingredients

Chicken drumsticks , Hung yogurt





Level Of Cooking



  • Chicken drumsticks
  • Hung yogurt
    1/2 cup
  • Ginger-garlic paste
    2 teaspoons
  • Roasted chana dal powder
    1 tablespoon
  • Cashewnut paste
    2 tablespoons
  • Green chilli paste
    2 teaspoons
  • Black pepper powder
    2 teaspoons
  • Green cardamom powder
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice
    3 tablespoons


Step 1

Wash chicken drumsticks and wipe dry. Make two or three slits on each leg. Mix together the yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, roasted gram flour, cashew nut paste, green chilli paste, pepper, cardamom and shahi garam masala powders and lemon juice.

Step 2

Marinate the chicken drumsticks in the mixture for two to three hours, preferably in a refrigerator. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.

Step 3

Place the marinated chicken drumsticks on a tray and cook in the oven for fifteen to twenty minutes. Serve hot, garnished with onion rings and lemon wedges.

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