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Tandoori chicken lollipop

There are many recipes out there about  chicken lollipop tandoori but most of them are not giving you a satisfactory answer. Some are using chicken legs or chicken mince to make a chicken lollipop.

Can you make a chicken lollipop using chicken legs or drumsticks?  I don't agree with them at all. That is not the real chicken lollipop.

To make chicken lollipop, you need the wings part of a chicken which is called Wingettes.  Not the legs or drumsticks.

There are only two wings in a whole chicken. And the wing of chicken can be divided into three parts.

1. The upper part is called Drumettes which is  attached to the main part of the chicken.

2. The middle part is called Wingettes which has two thin bones that runs parallel to each other and covered with skin.

3. Last comes the wings tips -- those tiny, pointy pieces shaped like a feather at the end.

You can read the recipe of Crusty fried chicken wings using Drumettes part of the chicken wings.

 chicken Tandoori lollipop is very popular now a days due to the healthy and hygenic way of preparation using a charcoal Tandoor.

If you love the lollipop recipe then you will also love the recipe of Hot & sour chicken soup recipe

The regular chicken lollipop is a batter coated deep fried one. And tandoori chicken lollipop is a curd based marination cooked and roast in an Ovalclay charcoal tandoor.

Below I am sharing the original recipe of tandoori chicken lollipop which is served in  most renewed hospitality industry.

Chicken lollipop tandoori

Chicken lollipop tandoori is serving in a plate


Lollipops made from chicken wings are marinated in tandoori masala and grilled or baked in an oven or over a charcoal tandoor till crisp golden. Chicken lollipop tandoori is served with green mint chutney.

Preparation time :- 15 minutes

Cooking time :- 10 minutes

Total time :- 25 minutes

Yield :- 2 servings

Author :- Mobasir hassan

Ingredients 

   • 8 pieces of chicken wings ( Wingettes).

   • 1 teaspoon Greek yogurt

   • 1/2 teaspoon ginger garlic paste.

   • 1/2 teaspoon red chilly paste

   • 1/3 teaspoon red chilli powder.

   • 1/3 teaspoon cumin powder.

   • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala.

   • 1 teaspoon lemon juice.

   • Salt as per taste.

   • 1 teaspoon cooking oil or olive oil.

   How to make the recipe

   Preparation

   1. Wash and clean the lollipops and pat
       them dry using a kitchen towel.

   2. Mix then with half of the ginger garlic
       paste, lemon juice and salt. Keep them
       marinated for ten minutes.

   3. Take yoghurt in a mixing bowl and add
       remaining ginger garlic paste, lemon
       juice, red chilli powder, red chilly paste,
       cumin powder, garam masala, salt and
      cooking oil.

   4. Whisk everything well to make a fine
       marination or masala. This is called a
       tandoori masala (red masala).

   5. Mix the chicken with this masala
       properly so that all parts are coated
       well

   Making chicken lollipop tandoori

   1. Marinate them for at least one hour.

   2. Preheat a Oven at 240° C for 15 minutes
       and line a baking tray with aluminum
      foil and place a rack over it.

   3. Brush the marinated lollipops with
       butter and place over the tray. Baked
       them for 20 minutes till crisp golden.

   4. Flip them and brush butter while
       baking at an interval.

    5. Remove in a plate and sprinkle chat
        masala and cilantro leaves and serve.

    6. If using ovalclay tandoor then thread
        the marinated lollipops in a iron
        shewer one by one. Keep a minimum
        gaps in between them to cook evenly.

   7. Place the shewer inside a preheated
       Ovalclay charcoal tandoor and cook for
       8 - 10 minutes.

   8. Rotate the Shewer and brush butter at
       a regular interval while cooking the
       lollipops.

   9. Remove and serve with cilantro mint
       chutney, lemon wedges.

                           Video

Chicken lollipop tandoori recipe video :-


 Nutritional value (serving size 4 wings)

  • Calories : 210
  • Fats : 14 g
  • Protein : 20 g
  • Carbohydrate : 2 g

                    Serving tips

• It is generally served as an appetizer or snacks with green chutney or dip.

• Lemon wedges and Lachcha onion are served along with it.

How to make Mint Chutney or sauce :-

Mint Chutney also known as Green chutney is must have dip for any Tandoori appetizer or snacks like Tandoori chicken, chicken Tikka, paneer Tikka, Lamb Gilafi Seekh Kebab.

It is prepared using Fresh Mint leaves(pudina), fresh Coriander leaves ( Cilantro) , Ginger, Garlic and green chili.

Ingredients 

• 1/2 cup Mint leaves

• 1 cup Corriander leaves

• 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder

• 5-6 Garlic cloves

• 1 inch Ginger root

• 1/2 teaspoon Lemon juice

• 1/4 teaspoon salt

• 2 teaspoon roasted peanuts

• 1 or 2 green chili

• 1/2 teaspoon chat masala

• 2 teaspoon yogurt (optional)

Preparation :-

1. Clean and wash the mint and corriander leaves and roughly chopped them using a knife.

2. In a food processor, mix them with garlic cloves, ginger and peanuts.  Make a fine paste using water as required.

3. Transfer the paste in a container, add salt, lemon juice , cumin powder, chat masala and yogurt. Mix well and serve.

You can add spinach leaves to give it a nice green color.

                           Recipe notes

• Kashmiri chilly paste is used to give it the desired red colour texture. You can avoid it.

• First marination is important to make them juicy.

Below you can read the step by step method and photos for the recipe for a better understanding the chicken lollipop tandoori recipe

Pieces of Chicken Wings in plate
Chicken wings with Wingettes and tips part

Cumin powder, garam masala, Red Chilly powder and salt in small bowl Recipe
Salt, cumin powder, Red Chilly powder Garam masala

Oil, Red Chilly Paste ginger garlic paste, lemon in small bowl
Oil, chilly paste ginger garlic paste lemon

Preparation 

Making the lollipops

1. You need chicken wings with Wingettes and tips part to make chicken lollipop. You can  buy ready made one from the store also .  But it is better to do yourself to learn to make lollipop.

2. Hold the wing with both hands and bend the  joint pushing upwards the Wingette part .

Holding and pressing chicken wings by hands
Holding and pressing

3.  There will be two small bone comes out from the joint. Keep it aside.

Two bones come out from the chicken wings
Two bones 

4. Repeat the procedure with the remaining wings.

5. Now remove the thin bone from it . And cut the tips part of the wings.

Cutting the tips part of the wings with knife
Cut the tips

6. Press the meat downwards to the tip of the remaining bone.

7. Wash the wings and pat them dry.

Clean Chicken Wings with one bone
Chicken Wings
Marinating the lollipops

1. Apply half of the ginger garlic paste,lemon juice and salt to marinate for 10 minutes.

2. Take a mixing bowl, add yogurt and all the ingredients one by one to make a tandoori masala.

Making tandoori masala with step by step instructions read

  How to make Tandoori masala

3. Mix the chicken wings with the tandoori masala and refrigerated for 60 minutes to absorb all the flavors.

Chicken Wings marinated in tandoori masala Recipe
Marinated with Tandoori masala
Cooking the lollipops

1. Take the marinated chicken wings out of the fridge and shew in a Shewer.

Marinated chicken wings she's in Shewer food recipe
In Shewer

2. Cook them in a Preheated Ovalclay Tandoor for 8-10 minutes till crisp golden.

Shewer chicken wings cooked over charcoal Ovalclay Tandoor Recipe
Cooking over charcoal Tandoor

3. Remove from the Shewer and serve hot with Mint Chutney or sauce .

Pieces of Tandoori chicken lollipop serve with garnished plate Recipe
Tandoori chicken lollipop

4. You can also cook them in a Preheated oven using baking tray for 10 minutes. When one side is get Crisp Goldren,flip them and cook for other side busting some clarified butter on them.

5. For deep frying, you have to remove them from the marination mixture. Apply one teaspoon of Corn starch and gram flour to the chicken wings and mix well.

6. Heat oil in a deep skillet and cook the wings in slow flame till crisp and golden.

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