Monday, June 10, 2013

Swahili Chicken

8  chicken drumsticks
6 garlic cloves, crushed
4 teaspoons grated ginger
2 teaspoons turmeric powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
8 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon cumin powder
2 teaspoons dried chilli flakes
100 grams yoghurt, whisked
1 tablespoon honey
salt and pepper to taste


  • Remove the skin from the chicken drumsticks and place them in a mixing bowl.
  • Mix all other ingredients and pour it over the chicken.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Mix well and keep this to marinate in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours.
  • Oil a flat baking dish and place the chicken in a single layer on the dish and bake in a preheated oven(150 degree Celsius) for 50 minutes.
  • After 50 minutes, cover the dish with foil and place it back into the oven and cook for 30-40 minutes more.
  • Serve with  plain boiled rice or pita bread.


  1. PKT,ooo the Swahili chicken looks crispy and literally droolworthy....

  2. Exciting and trilling flavors for my palates. That spicy touch for the chicken pieces is so good and heavenly.

  3. Wow I am drooling here..:-) that's sooo good looking!

  4. hey... that's a really interesting recipe... those drumsticks are literally calling me... darn, i can never go on diet like this... hehe...

  5. This chicken looks really delicous. I am actually drooling:) Nice one Priya


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