Thursday, January 31, 2013

Garam Masala Drumsticks with Aloo Gobi

We all love Indian food, but to make it from scratch can be VERY time consuming.  When I found this simplified recipe in February's issue of "Inspiring Ideas for Everyday Living", I decided to give it a try.  I'm so glad that I did!  The result was a delicious Indian meal in a fraction of the time, with minimal clean up!

1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs (or cornflakes like I used)
4 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp each ground coriander, garlic powder and onion powder
Pinch each cayenne pepper and salt
4 skinless, chicken drumsticks
1 cup medium shredded unsweetened coconut
1 egg, beaten
1 1/4 tsp ground cumin
3/4 tsp each ground coriander, curry powder and turmeric
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
Pinch cayenne pepper
2 tbsp oil (coconut or olive)
2 cups cauliflower florets
340g mini yellow-fleshed potatoes, scrubbed and halved
1/2 cup Balkan-style plain yogurt (or goat yogurt like I used)
2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp liquid honey
  • GARAM MASALA DRUMSTICKS:  In a resealable freezer bag, combine bread crumbs, garam masala, coriander, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper, salt and coconut.  
  • Dip chicken into beaten egg and add chicken drumsticks to the bag and shake to coat each drumstick thoroughly.  Remove to a plate.
  • ALOO GOBI:  In a small bowl, stir together cumin, coriander, curry powder, turmeric, garlic powder, salt and cayenne pepper.  Remove 1 tsp and set aside.  Stir oil into remaining spice mixture.
  • Place cauliflower and potatoes in separate bowl and divide the oil mixture evenly between the two.  Toss each to coat the vegetables thoroughly.
  • Arrange chicken drumsticks and potatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet; bake at 400F for 20 minutes.  Turn chicken and stir potatoes.  Add cauliflower to baking sheet; bake until juices run clear when chicken is pierced and cauliflower is beginning to brown (approx. 20 minutes).
  • CURRY YOGURT SAUCE:  In a small bowl, stir together yogurt, reserved spice mixture, lemon juice and honey.  Serve with the chicken and vegetables
  • ENJOY!            
*I served this dish with lime wedges to give the vegetables more zip!!

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