Easy recipe: Roasted butternut with tikka drumsticks - Evewoman


Easy recipe: Roasted butternut with tikka drumsticks

I personally love roasting butternuts -- they become super soft and, once crusted, they produce natural sugars which make them super delicious. We will roast them alongside some chicken drumsticks -- this way the juices from the chicken will flavour the butternuts further. Let’s get cooking!

What you will need

For the butternut:

2 medium butternuts, peeled and cubed

1 stick rosemary, chopped

Salt to taste

2 tablespoons white vinegar

Mix above ingredients and toss them with the butternut then place them into a wide baking tray leaving some space in the middle to place your drumsticks.

For the tikka drumsticks:

6 chicken drumsticks

Juice of 1 lime

Salt to taste

1 teaspoon garlic ginger paste

1 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 teaspoon garam masala

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1 teaspoon ginger powder

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 cup plain yoghurt

1 pinch red food colour

What to do:

Use a knife to prick or lightly slit through the surface of drumsticks. This helps the chicken to cook inside and the flavours to infuse well.

Sprinkle spices on the drumsticks. Add salt and lime juice then add in the yogurt and mix well.

Add in the garlic ginger paste and red good colour continue to massage the drumsticks for about 2 minutes then let them stay in the marinade for about 20 minutes.

Arrange the drumsticks in the middle of the baking tray that has the butternut on it then place the baking tray in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius for about 1 hour.

Once the chicken is browned, remove it from the heat and serve as a meal on its own.


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