Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks

This popular Indian dish is cheaper and faster than takeout and even more delicious when you make it at home.


8 chicken drumsticks or 4 whole chicken legs (skinless)
1 cup plain yogurt (3%)
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tbsp. grated ginger
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. curry powder
1 tbsp. paprika
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


In a large bowl, mix together the yogurt, garlic, ginger, lemon juice, curry powder, paprika, cumin and coriander, salt and pepper.

Make a few incisions into each piece of chicken. Add chicken to yogurt mixture and toss to coat. Cover and let marinate, in fridge, about 4 to 8 hours.

Preheat grill to medium high. Oil grill.

Add chicken to grill. Reduce heat to medium. Cover. Grill chicken drumsticks until cooked through, juices run clear and meat no longer pink, turning frequently, about 20 to 25 minutes, depending on thickness of drumsticks. If using whole chicken legs, grill about 35 to 40 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings.