Badami Tangdi - SK Khazana

An excellent starter, these chicken drumsticks are enriched with almond paste This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Badami Tangdi - SK Khazana

Main Ingredients Chicken drumsticks, Almonds
Cuisine Indian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 1-1.30 hour
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Badami Tangdi - SK Khazana

  • 8 Chicken drumsticks
  • 12-14 Almonds blanched, peeled and ground to paste
  • 2 tablespoons Green chilli-ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon Black peppercorns crushed
  • 3/4 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Gram flour (besan)
  • 1 3/4 tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons Garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons White pepper powder
  • to serve Lemon wedges
  • to serve Onion rings


  1. Make light incisions on the chicken drumsticks and place them in a mixing bowl. Add green chilli-ginger-garlic paste, crushed black peppercorns, lemon juice and salt and rub onto the chicken drumsticks. Marinate for 20-25 minutes.
  2. For the second marinade, mix together almond paste, gram flour, mayonnaise, garam masala powder, turmeric powder, white pepper powder and salt in another mixing bowl. Add the chicken legs and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 30-40 minutes.
  3. Preheat the air fryer at 200°C. Grease the air fryer basket with oil and set aside.
  4. Place 4 marinated chicken drumsticks in the air fryer basket. Spread some of the remaining marinade over them and cook for 15 minutes. Cook the remaining chicken drumsticks similarly.
  5. Transfer them onto a serving plate and serve hot with lemon wedges and onion rings.