Stuffed Tangdi Kabab


Hello Everyone! First of all I am sorry for disappearing from the blogging world. It is three whole months.I have been super busy doing up our new place and then moving in.Everything had to be done from scratch and that took a lot of  time and patience.Those who have experienced building a home in India know exactly what I mean.Coordinating between different sets of workers,electricians,plumbers,carpenters,painters is a huge task. It is easier to buy a ready made place but we didn’t find one which suited our requirements.But all the hardwork was well worth thankfully.And well! If someone needs some construction or interior advice, I am just a blog away 😀  (I hope my absence will be excused now)

So much has happened while I was away. The world got trumped and India got demonetized. Well! Well! Now that I am back I will see what can be done.

Meanwhile just relax and enjoy this deliciously easy recipe. ‘Tangdi’ is a hindi word referring to the chicken drumstick. Tangdi kebab is a succulent appetizer quite popularly served in Indian restaurants. It is marinated and traditionally grilled in charcoal ovens. Stuffed tangdi kabab is an interesting variation of the original recipe. Moreover it can be easily made at home in a regular oven. The chicken legs are marinated,stuffed and baked in a way that they are subtly spiced but very flavorful,juicy and melt in the mouth.



Recipe:Stuffed Tangdi Kabab

Ingredients for Marinade

  • 8 chicken drumsticks(legs)
  • 1 tsp. ginger paste
  • 1 tsp. garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder*
  • 1/2 tsp. black salt (omit if unavailable)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • saffron strands soaked in a teaspoon of water/yellow food color

Step One: 

  1. Wash the drumsticks and pat dry. With a sharp knife make a horizontal slit along the bottom half close to the bone in such a way that you can open the flap for stuffing.
  2. Mix all the ingredients and marinate the chicken in them.
  3. Leave aside for half an hour.

Ingredients for stuffing

  • 200g Minced prawns OR  grated Cottage cheese
  • 1 tbsp. fresh chopped coriander/cilantro leaves
  • 2 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. cashewnuts finely chopped(optional)
  • salt to taste

Step Two:

  1. You can choose between prawns and cottage cheese for the filling.
  2. In a mixing bowl add prawns or cottage cheese.
  3. Add all the other ingredients and mix well.
  4. Open the flap of each chicken leg and gently stuff with the mixture.
  5. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.

Ingredients for the coating

  • 2 tbsp. greek yogurt/hung curd
  • 4 tsp. grated cheese
  • 4 tsp. cornflour
  • 1 tbsp. melted butter

Step Three:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF or 190ºC.
  2. Mix all the coating ingredients and coat each drumstick with it.
  3. Brush a baking tray with melted butter and place all the chicken drumsticks on it.
  4. Cook on the middle rack for 15-20 minutes. Check with a skewer to see if they are done. The juices should run clear. Otherwise continue for another 10 minutes.
  5. Brush with melted butter and broil for 5-10 minutes for a beautiful  glaze.
  6. Serve hot with onion rings and a lemon wedge.
  7. Enjoy


A Big Thankyou:

A big thank you to all my friends,readers and well wishers who enquired for me, who missed me and who kept sending me inspiring messages.

Special thanks to my sister in law who brought me a beautiful gift from Atlanta for my kitchen as an inspiration and reminder to get back to blogging.Thank you ❤   and I just can’t wait to try it.


And I can’t forget to thank my gynaec friend who sent me a big jar of Cocoa for my baking experiments. Thanks Bil.

I have a lot to share with all of you. So please stay tuned and do keep visiting.



68 thoughts on “Stuffed Tangdi Kabab

    1. Hey Meena! Nice to be back chatting with all of you. Missed your delicious blog too. Thanks for the wishes dear. I will put up a few pics soon. The stuffed drumstick tastes delicious and surprisingly easy to make. do try it out. have a wonderful week too 🙂

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  1. So lovely to have you back Ana. I hope you’re hear to stay? Would love to see pictures of your new home. I’m sure it has been quite an ordeal, but now you’re all settled in, would love to see you blog some more. Those drumsticks look amazing, I’d never heard of stuffing them… looks and sounds quite delicious.


    1. Hi Loretta! I am glad to be back too. And hopefully regularly keep posting. I will mail a few pics to you. I think your email address is there on your blog. And for the kababs they are simply delicious. 👌


  2. Congratulations on your new home, I look forward to seeing pictures. I don’t normally like drumsticks but this is a wonderful idea. What type of cheese do you recommend using with the yogurt? I’d like to try the recipe. My family is allergic to prawns but I will try the cottage cheese or substitute some finely minced chicken breast.

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    1. Hey Liz! Thank you for the warm wishes. I have used cheddar cheese for this recipe because it melts and blends well. Please do try the recipe. Even my kids dont eat prawns so I use cottage cheese most of the times and it works so well. I am sure you will like it. Have a wonderful week ahead 🌻🌻🌻🌻


  3. Ana,
    So happy to see you back in the blogging world! You were missed. Welcome back!
    Congratulations on your new home. I would love to see photos!
    The tangdi kebab looks superb!


    1. Hi Sandhya! I am so happy to be back too and talking to you. You made my day with your kind words. Thank you thank you thank you 💕 I will mail some pics to your email address. I will go look for it in your home page.
      Have a wonderful week ahead ☺ 🌻🌻

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