You either love Hong kong or you hate it. I have never met anyone who thinks it is ok or says will do’/ That’s the beauty of Hong kong. However, if you have stayed here for a year or a little longer chances are you will fall in love with this place. This city of Hong kong with its tall buildings and its people running around like the seconds hand on the clock, is actually very delicate. When I think of Hong kong I can compare it to a Disney princess. Like any Disney princess the city is working hard all the time but still manages to be polite and nice to everyone. That is the beauty of the place. And this city grows on you. Slowly and steadily it makes you a part of it and you don’t even realize it. But one day you wake up and you are loving this place. You want to settle down here. When I came here 4 years back I had made a pact with my husband that we will leave Hong kong and return within a year That did not happen and today my daughter considers Hong kong has her own country. That is the magic of Hong kong.
When I started making this recipe for tonight’s dinner, I had no plans of including it in my blog. However, since I have not posted anything for so long I thought it would be a good idea to do so. So I have made two versions of this spicy and non spicy. The marinade is the same. All you have to do is add some chilli powder to the spicy ones.
4 pieces of chicken drumsticks
3 spoonfuls of plain yogurt
1 tbsp very finely chopped onion
2 cloves of garlic grated
1.5 inch piece of ginger grated
1 tsp black pepper powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp turneric
1.5 tsp garam masala
1 tsp dry mango powder (amchur)
1/2 tsp dry pomegranate seeds (anardana)
3 tbsp red chilli powder
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste
Mix all the ingredients other than the chilli powder. Add the chicken drumsticks and massage the mixture well into the drumsticks. Now separate the chicken drumsticks. Add the chilli powder to the other set of the drumsticks and massage it well into the pieces. I marinated it for half an hour although overnight would be just fine.
Pre-heat an oven to gas mark 6 and place the chicken on the tray. Let it cook for 25 minutes or until done.
Sprinkle some mint and coriander leaves along with some lemon juice. Serve it hot.