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Kerala spiced chicken drumsticks

Kerala spiced chicken drumsticks - A traditional Kerala style chicken fry with aromatic masala. The piquant aroma and flavour of Kerala spices adds a unique touch to this chicken recipe.

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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian, kerala cuisine
Keyword: Kerala spiced chicken drumstick
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 499kcal
Author: Sumith Babu


  • 8 chicken drumstick
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • red chilli powder to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp fennel powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • oil to shallow fry
  • salt to taste


  • Wash the chicken legs, and make small slits on each leg piece.

  • Mix in a bowl pepper powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder, fennel powder, red chilly powder,  ginger/ garlic paste, salt and lemon juice.

  • Marinate the chicken pieces well with this spice mixture. Refrigerate and allow it to marinate for at least 3-4 hours.

  • Heat oil in a pan. Shallow fry these chicken pieces by turning at regular intervals.

  •  Add some curry leaves to oil for flavour . Remove chicken from the oil when it done.

  • Your kerala spiced chicken drumsticks are ready to serve hot.


Calories: 499kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 279mg | Sodium: 317mg | Potassium: 675mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Vitamin E: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg