Murgh-E-Kalmi Recipe - Chicken drumsticks marinated with yogurt and spices and cooked in oven.

This recipe is from the book Tandoori Cooking @ Home.

Main Ingredients : Chicken drumsticks (चिकन टंगड़ी (ड्रमस्टिक्स) ), Hung yogurt(हंग कर्ड / दही का चक्का )

Cuisine : Hyderabadi

Course : Starter


Hindi: murgh
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For more recipes related to Murgh-E-Kalmi checkout Tangdi Kabab Microwave , Tangdi Kabab with Salad . You can also find more Starter recipes like Saucy Croutons, Rice Packets In Banana Leaf, Crunchy Paneer, Raw Banana, Jackfruit And Spinach Kabab. Or try out these recipes from Hyderabadi Cuisine like Murgh Ke Shami, Spinach Rice, Sevaiyan Ka Muzzafar, Masoor Dal Keema.

Murgh-E-Kalmi Recipe - How to make Murgh-E-Kalmi


Prep Time : 3-3.30 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Chicken drumsticks 8

  • 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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