Chicken Drumstick Coconut Masala

60 minutes


serves 1

Chicken drumstick coconut masala is a unique and traditional recipe of South India. Here in this recipe Chicken drumstick is cooked in a fried spicy aromatic coconut mixture. This is a non vegetarian side dish goes well with rice, porotta and with any type of breads.

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1Kg Chicken Drumstick buy fresh
200gm Roasted coconut (freshly grated)
2Tbspn Ginger Garlic Paste
¼Tspn Turmeric Powder
2Tspn Coriander Powder
2Tspn Chilli powder
¼Tspn Salt
¼Tspn Black Pepper Powder
2Tbspn Oil
Chicken Skin from Drumstick
3nos Dry Red Chilli
8leaves Curry Leaf
3nos Green Chilli
1Tspn Coconut Oil

Nutritional Information

200g Fat
100g Protein
146g Sugars
436g Calories
24g Carbs
137g Trans fat



Stage 1 : To Marinate Chicken

In a bowl put chicken drumsticks, add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder, black pepper powder and salt.
Mix it altogether and keep it aside.
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Stage 2 : To make roasted coconut paste

Put freshly grated coconut in a pan and roast it until it gets golden brown color.
Put the roasted coconut in a mixer jar, add water just to cover the roasted coconut and grind it in to a fine paste.
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Stage 3 : To make chicken drumstick masala

In a pan pour oil, when the oil is hot put chicken skin and saute until it gets crispy. This is to extract the fat from the chicken skin and to infuse the flavor into the oil. This method is called rendering.
After doing this you can discard the skin or keep it aside for garnish. Now fry chicken drumstick in the same oil that is been rendered. Sear both the sides for 2 mins each.
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Stage 4

Break dry red chilli with your hand and put it to the chicken. Now pour the roasted coconut paste, mix it. Saute until the chicken is cooked.
If needed cover the pan with a lid and cook the chicken until the water gets reduced. Now add curry leaf, slit green chilli and coconut oil. Saute for a minute. Chicken coconut drumstick masala is ready to serve, plate as per in the video.
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*Nutrition info is a rough estimate based on the ingredients. Note that values may vary from case to case.
*As with all recipes, there is a number of ways you can get things done. If you believe that some of the instructions can be improved, or have a good alternative solution, feel free to leave a comment.

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