Restaurant style chicken drums of heaven recipe
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Restaurant style chicken drums of heaven recipe

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Try this restaurant style chicken drums of heaven recipe at home. If you are a fan of Indo-Chinese food then you should definitely try it! Chicken drums of heaven are basically marinated fried chicken lollipops that are tossed in garlicky and very flavourful sauce. It tastes delicious and every bite is full of flavors.

I had drums of heaven 7 years back in a restaurant called Mirror which is located in Mayur vihar Delhi (India). Recently I have not visited since 2 years but they serve delicious drums of heaven but I never got the same taste anywhere else.

I love food and love visiting different restaurants and cafes! So Please suggest me some places serving yummy food in Delhi NCR.

This recipe is the perfect starter, give it a try and I hope you will like it!

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Ingredients

This recipe requires very basic ingredients which are very easily available.

Chicken– Use fresh chicken lollipop pieces.

Ginger, garlic & chilies– Ginger-garlic paste adds extra flavor and aroma to this chicken. Finely chopped ginger, garlic, and green chili in the sauce add a little crunch and burst of flavor in every bite.

Sauces– Tomato ketchup, green chili sauce, schezwan sauce, and soy sauce. (I have used dark soy sauce you can use light too)

Cornflour– Cornstarch or cornflour anyone can be used. (1 tablespoon cornflour + 4 tablespoon water = cornflour slurry). This slurry thickens the sauce and makes it glossy.

Other– Egg white, and all-purpose flour.

How to make Chicken drums of heaven at home

Frying chicken lollipops

In the 1/2 kg chicken lollipops add ginger-garlic paste, salt, soy sauce, and Kashmiri red chili powder or paprika. Mix and marinade it for half an hour.

(Note– If you don’t have Kashmiri red chili powder then use normal red chili powder to it but make sure to decrease its quantity as Kashmiri red chili powder is less spicy and also gives the red color to the chicken marinade.)

After half hour add 1 egg white, cornflour or cornstarch, and all-purpose flour to the same bowl. Mix and coat the chicken lollipops well with the marination.

Drums of heaven marination
Drums of heaven marination

Fry it in a wok or kadhai at medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown. To check whether the chicken is cooked or not, prickle it with a fork or knife. Make sure the chicken is crispy+golden+slightly brown. Once fried transfer it to a kitchen paper towel so that excess oil is absorbed.

(Note– If your chicken is not crispy then you can fry it again)

Drums of heaven sauce

In a wok or kadhai add canola oil or refined oil then add chopped garlic, ginger, and green chili. Chop it finely with a chopper to chop ginger, garlic, and green chili. Stir fry it for 2 minutes then add all the sauces- Tomato ketchup, green chili sauce, schezwan sauce, and soy sauce. Mix it well.

(Note– You can use homemade as well as store-bought schezwan sauce.)

Drums of heaven sauce
Drums of heaven sauce

Then add salt and cornflour slurry (cornflour+water). Mix the sauce nicely and add fried chicken to it. Mix it again so that the sauce is coated well with the sauce.

Top it with chopped coriander leaves or spring onion. Serve it hot and immediately.

Top tips

  • Marinating is important at least for half hour, If you have time marinate it overnight in the refrigerator.
  • If you don’t have Kashmiri red chili powder then use paprika. If you don’t have both then decrease the quantity of red chili powder to half and also add little red food color to it.
  • All-purpose flour also known as maida in Hindi can be substituted with rice flour.
  • Don’t fry the chicken at a high flame or at a low flame otherwise, it may become soggy or uncooked from the inside. Fry it in medium hot oil between low to medium flame.
  • You can increase or decrease the quantity of sauce as per your taste.
  • You can add onions or capsicum to the sauce if you want to.
Restaurant style chicken drums of heaven recipe
Restaurant style chicken drums of heaven recipe

FAQs

What is drums of heaven made of?

Drums of heaven are made of fried chicken leg pieces which are tossed in garlicky and spicy sauce. It is the perfect starter or evening snack.


Can I store drums of heaven?

No, But you can do the prep work before. Fry the marinated chicken and make the sauce before then you need to fry the chicken again for a minute and toss it in the sauce before serving.


Where can I find chicken lollipop pieces for the drums of heaven recipe?

It can be found easily in the meat shop or online as well.

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Recipe card

Yield: 12 servings

chicken drums of heaven recipe|Drums of heaven

Restaurant style chicken drums of heaven recipe

If you are a fan of Indo-Chinese food then you should definitely try it! Chicken drums of heaven are basically marinated fried chicken lollipops that are tossed in garlicky and very flavourful sauce. It tastes delicious and every bite is full of flavors.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Marination

  • 2 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder or paprika
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon cornflour
  • 1/2 kg Chicken lollipop

Drums of heaven sauce

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped ginger
  • 2 chopped green chilli
  • 4 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 2 tablespoon green chilli sauce
  • 2 tablespoon schezwan sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • 4 tablespoon water

Instructions

Frying chicken lollipops

  1. In the 1/2 kg chicken lollipops add 2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp soy sauce, and 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder or paprika. Mix and marinade it for half an hour.
  2. (Note- If you don't have Kashmiri red chili powder then use normal red chili powder to it but make sure to decrease its quantity as Kashmiri red chili powder is less spicy and also gives the red color to the chicken marinade.)
  3. After half hour add 1 egg white, 2 tbsp cornflour or cornstarch, and 1 tbsp all-purpose flour to the same bowl. Mix and coat the chicken lollipops well with the marination.
  4. Fry it in a wok or kadhai at medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown. To check whether the chicken is cooked or not, prickle it with a fork or knife. Make sure the chicken is crispy+golden+slightly brown. Once fried transfer it to a kitchen paper towel so that excess oil is absorbed.
  5. (Note- If your chicken is not crispy then you can fry it again)

Drums of heaven sauce

  1. in a wok or kadhai add canola oil or refined oil then add chopped garlic, ginger, and green chili. Chop it finely with a chopper to chop ginger, garlic, and green chili. Stir fry it for 2 minutes then add all the sauces- Tomato ketchup, green chili sauce, schezwan sauce, and soy sauce. Mix it well.
  2. (Note- You can use homemade as well as store-bought schezwan sauce.)
  3. Then add salt and cornflour slurry (cornflour+water). Mix the sauce nicely and add fried chicken to it. Mix it again so that the sauce is coated well with the sauce.
  4. Top it with chopped coriander leaves or spring onion. Serve it hot and immediately.

Notes

  • Marinating is important at least for half hour, If you have time marinate it overnight in the refrigerator.
  • If you don't have Kashmiri red chili powder then use paprika. If you don't have both then decrease the quantity of red chili powder to half and also add little red food color to it.
  • All-purpose flour also known as maida in Hindi can be substituted with rice flour.
  • Don't fry the chicken at a high flame or at a low flame otherwise, it may become soggy or uncooked from the inside. Fry it in medium hot oil between low to medium flame.
  • You can increase or decrease the quantity of sauce as per your taste.
  • You can add onions or capsicum to the sauce if you want to.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 179Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 340mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 8g

All information presented is intended for informational purposes only.

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