Indian Spiced Chicken Drumsticks #SundaySupper

The weather has played a dampener this weekend that is so unusual for this time of the year!The kids were looking forward to our pool opening,but the weather Gods had something else in mind, I guess!Our Sunday Super team is definitely unfazed by the weather pattern and we’re here to lift your spirits up with some mouth watering picnic ideas!!

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I’ve got my scrumptious Roasted Chicken Drumsticks with a spice blend of Coriander,Fennel,Cumin,Red Chilies,Cinnamon and Cloves that gives it some great flavors.I toasted the spices in a pan until the air in my kitchen was filled with a warm aromatic scent and then transferred the mixture into my spice grinder.You could use this as a spice rub for various meats or fish too!So good!

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I marinated these overnight and broiled them the next day until all nice and golden on all sides.Drumsticks are the perfect finger foods for a picnic and are adored by adults and kids alike!Pack it with some salad or grill them right in the picnic area if you have the facility and you’ve got  a great picnic dish that couldn’t be any easier!

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Indian Spiced Chicken Drumsticks


    Indian Spice Blend
  • Coriander Seeds-3 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds-1 1/2 tbsp
  • Fennel Seeds-1 tbsp
  • Cinnamon-1 inch
  • Cloves-4
  • Dry Red Chili-2
  • For the Marinade:
  • Chicken Drumsticks-7-8 pieces
  • Thick Yoghurt-1 cup
  • Crushed Ginger-1 tbsp
  • Crushed Garlic-1 tbsp
  • Indian Spice Blend-2 tbsp
  • Oil-2 tbsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Chaat Masala (optional)-1 tbsp


  1. In a pan toast all the spices on low heat until aromatic making sure to not burn it.
  2. Transfer into a spice grinder and coarse grind the spices.
  3. In a ziplock bag mix all the marinade ingredients except oil and keep it in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
  4. When ready arrange on a greased foil lined baking sheet,drizzle oil all over and broil until all golden turning the drumsticks every now and then to develop color on all sides.
  5. Brush the sides with the remaining marinade to keep them moist and flavorful.
  6. Sprinkle some lemon juice and chaat masala all over and serve warm!

This wonderful event is hosted by the lovely Katy of Happy Baking Days and our group has some amazing picnic ideas for this season!Get inspired :)

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  1. Nice post. This chicken drumstick recipe seems like a good picnic recipe idea. Thanks for sharing.

  2. It looks amazingly delicious!

    Can you recommend a sauce to compliment this chicken?

    Thank you!

    • Thanks! You could serve this with a cool cucumber raita using Yoghurt, shredded cucumber and some salt and mix them together!

  3. Gorgeous colour and mouthwatering pictures! Your recipes are always healthy and delicious!
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  4. Mmm – the combo of spices along with the gorgeous color on that chicken sound amazing!
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  5. YES!!! I have all of those spices in my pantry so I can whip up these mouthwateringly delicious drumsticks! They look fantastic, Soni. I hope the weather gets better so that you can start grilling outdoors.
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  6. How very clever to soak a spice rub long enough to make a paste to turn into a wet rub. I love that idea and I do love your spice mix! I bet these drumsticks were a perfect pick me up for your weather. BTW – please send the moisture my way! We’re dry as a bone over here.
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  7. I bet these smelled incredible when cooking! These would be great at a picnic, and my boys would love them!
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  8. Oh Soni – those spices… that chicken. My mouth is watering. I’d like to go on a picnic with you as long as you promise to bring these!
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  9. Your chicken looks so flavorful and delicious. . love all the wonderful spices!
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  10. I always love your use of spices, Soni, and your photos never fail to make me hungry and make my mouth water!
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  11. That first photo made my mouth water! I love chicken drumsticks, and am always looking for new recipes for them!
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  12. Soni these look absolutely amazing! I love the spice combination and your pictures are just lovely!

  13. Looks perfect ,i like the marinade ingredients in this chicken,looks tasty :)
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  14. That spice is simply gorgeous, it looks perfect with the chicken :D

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  15. Yum! I wish we were coming into picnic season… unforetunately it is cooling down very quickly… I think I will be searching your sight for warming curries ;) and saving this dish for our summer, it looks so delicious it will be hard to wait.
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  16. I adore Indian food, and it’s such a great idea to take along on a picnic! Great looking recipe! Pinning!

  17. It has been chilly here too. Ugh. lol But… I have to say, I love love love your spice blend for this chicken! It sounds absolutely fantastic!
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  18. Delicious! If we had chicken like this at home I’d have actually liked it!
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  19. Those sound incredible! Terrific recipe :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow
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  20. Oh, man, these are calling my name! The beautiful exterior browning is perfect!
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  21. perfect for super sunday
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  22. I hope the weather gods are kinder to you. We have had tons of rain and it is going to start up again this week. What can you do but sit inside and have a picnic with drumsticks like you made. Delish!!
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  23. I love this flavor combo and it’s such a great idea to put it on drumsticks. YUM!
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  24. Picnic or not, I’m definitely trying these drumsticks for dinner! Maybe if I prep them the night before, I can broil them after work for dinner.
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  25. Oh wow the flavours in this chicken sound perfect. I bet these leftovers make amazing chicken salad.
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  26. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says:

    These look incredible, Soni! Love how the yogurt marinade and spices all work together. And that color… looks like a perfect picnic addition to me! ;-)

  27. I never used yogurt in a marinade, got to try it.
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  28. I love putting an ethnic twist on recipes. It’s always awesome how combining food cultures leads to great discoveries.
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  29. Awesome! I would never turn these down! Looks great!
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  30. Fantastic spice blend! I want to try it on more than chicken.
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  31. I have this thing of drumsticks in the freezer that I didn’t know what to do with…until NOW! YUM!
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  32. These spiced chicken drumsticks look fingerlicking!
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  33. I love that spice blend! Your drumsticks look so good. I hope the weather brightens up for you!
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  34. Your chicken drumsticks look sooo good, Soni. And since you inspired me to buy coriander with your curry recipe, I’m all prepared! Thank you for sharing another winning dish =)


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