Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks

Posted: February 23, 2011 by incidentalcooksuman in Chicken Dishes, Indian Food
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Tandoori Chicken is most popular indian dish consisting of roasted chicken, yogurt and  masala. The chicken is marinated in yogurt and tandoori masala. It is traditionally cooked in tandoor but can also be prepared on barbecue grill.  Tandoor is a oven made of clay, heated to a high heat over charcoal or wood, and used in India for baking bread and roasting meat.

Since summer is still couple of months away I thought of making this inside on cast iron griddle. Also, I have used the store brought tandoori masala paste which is very easily available in grocery store in Asian/Indian aisle.You have to plan ahead if you want to make this dish because the marination require some time.

Tandoori chicken drumsticks

Tandoori chicken drumsticks


  • 5 Chicken drum sticks, skinned on
  • 4 tablespoon tandoori masala paste
  • 4 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • salt and pepper for seasoning


  • Pierce the chicken with fork to make tiny holes which will help marinade to get inside the meat. Season the chicken drumsticks with salt and pepper generously.
  • In a large shallow baking dish, mix tandoori masala/paste with yogurt, turmeric powder and 1/ teaspoon of salt.
  • Add chicken, and marinate for 3-4 hours, or overnight, refrigerated.
  • Heat cast iron griddle, brush the grill with olive oil to prevent the chicken pieces from sticking.
  • Grill chicken on each side for about 6-7 minutes or until is cooked through.
Tandoori chicken drumsticks

Tandoori chicken drumsticks

I hope you enjoy making and eating this! Yummie!

  1. zubdu says:

    Please email to recipes.thank you.

  2. Tes says:

    We just love tandoori here in this house. Yours looks so perfect and delicious 🙂 Ahhhh I may have to order some tandoori for dinner tonight 🙂

  3. mmmm i love chicken and this looks amazing! thanks

  4. Pam says:

    They look fantastic!

  5. aipi says:

    Chicken lovers will definitely grab it all..a classic n perfectly done!

    US Masala

  6. Rachu says:

    Its a great dish.. love it anytime.

  7. arthi says:

    looks awesome..nice clicks..

  8. Sravani says:

    First time here…u have excellent space and nice collection of dishes !!!!

    Tandoori looks so yummy and delicious !!!!

  9. Nandini says:

    Wow, this looks so fingerlicking good. 🙂 Yummy.

  10. sushma says:

    Looks Delicious and lovely clicks as well 🙂

  11. Deepa says:

    Drumsticks look wonderful. Can’t take my eyes off it.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  12. Simply Life says:

    Oh I bet my husband would love these!

  13. I always order chicken tandoori at Indian joints and have never tried making it at home; thanks to you I can now make this and it will be a pleasure to eat all over again!

  14. sanyukta says:

    droooooooling and mouthwatering chicken with amazing pics…yummmm

  15. Priya says:

    Seriously am hungry now even after my dinner, irresistible tandoori chicken drumsticks..yumm!

  16. Sunitha says:

    Delicious! Looks scrumptious.

  17. Love Tandoori chicken and this looks wonderful..yum yum

  18. Vimitha says:

    I love tandoori chicken and this looks yum…

  19. Sarah Naveen says:

    nice clicks..looks so yummy yumm!!..love it..

  20. Looks tempting and yummy, seems so easy to prepare at home…

  21. Mary says:

    This really looks wonderful. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  22. Joanne says:

    Tandoori chicken is one of my favorites so I’m SO glad you posted this recipe! Sounds beautifully seasoned!

  23. Priti says:

    Looks so yum n fab pics

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