Barbecued Chicken legs (Drum sticks)
Chicken Legs – 10
Salt – 1 tsp
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Red chili paste – 1 tsp
Tomato ketchup – 2 tbsp
Yoghurt – 3 tbsps
Lemon juice or Vinegar – 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder – 3 pinches
Cloves – 4
Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
Black pepper – 1/2 tsp
Fresh coriander – 2 tbsps finely chopped
Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tsps
1.Wash the chicken legs and pat dry with paper towels,then with a sharp knife make a few slits so that the marinade gets through.
2.Now take a big bowl and prepare the marinade with salt,red chili powder,turmeric powder,powder of fennel,cloves and pepper,lemon juice,ginger garlic paste,red chili paste,yoghurt,ketchup and fresh coriander and mix well .
3.Add the chicken legs to the marinade and mix well to rub in the spices and sauce to the pieces,cover with a clingwrap or a tight lid and place in the refrigerator over night or for 3-4 hours before putting on the BBQ Grill.
4.Prepare the charcoal grill and when its all ready,Brush the grill with little olive oil and place the chicken pieces on the grill and lock or can place directly on the rack and grill till it gets cooked on one side first and the other side next,
5.When preparing the charcoal grill,when the coals are ready push them to one side to have a low heat side so that you can finish cooking by placing them on the low heat side for few more mins till done.
6.When finished remove from the grill and place on the serving platter.
Serve with garlic and cilantro mayonise and grilled vegetable salad and Breads or rotis or Arabic bread heated on the grill.
We can prepare this recipe and grill in the Oven too.
By Kezia Mary.