Chicken tikka drummers

  • Rating: 3 stars
  • Takes: 20mins to prepare, 50mins to cook plus overnight chilling
  • Serves: 8


  • 16 chicken drumsticks
  • 500g (16oz) natural yogurt
  • 5tbsp tikka masala paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1tbsp garam masala
  • For the raita
  • 500g (16oz) natural yogurt
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • ½ large cucumber, deseeded and coarsely grated
  • 1 x 30 pack mint, leaves finely chopped
  • ½ x 30g pack coriander, leaves finely chopped

Each serving contains 434 calories, 10g sugar, 14.9g fat, 4.9g saturates and 1g salt.


Lightly score the flesh of the chicken drumsticks and then put them into a large bowl. Mix together the yogurt, tikka masala paste, garlic, ginger and garam masala. Season, then pour the marinade over the chicken. Mix well to coat the meat completely, then cover and chill overnight.

Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Cover a baking tray with foil and arrange the drumsticks on the lined tray. Cook in the oven for 45-50 minutes until the meat is cooked through with no pink showing. Meanwhile, mix the raita ingredients and season.

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