You know it’s all about the meat, bout the meat, no veggies! All about the meat, bout the meat, no veggies!!
When you read the books and watch the show, a great deal of effort is put into the detailing of the scrumptious food that the high lords and royalty enjoyed. Tables were filled with an extravagant variety of meats, decadent desserts and exotic fruits. Modernizing these recipes makes sure the food is full of flavor and enjoyable to eat as it is to read about. This chicken dish adapted from EatGood4Life, and is perfect for your GOT party. A crowd-pleaser, it is now one of my go-to dishes for dinner at home with friends and potluck get-togethers on rainy weekend afternoons.
- 3 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
- 2 onions, chopped
- 6-8 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt, more to taste
- 2 teaspoons turmeric
- 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder
- 2 teaspoons coriander powder
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon fennel seeds
- 1 teaspoon ginger paste
- 2 small tomatoes, roughly chopped
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, more to taste
- 12 chicken drumsticks, skinned (make small slits on the drumsticks to let the spices get absorbed better during cooking)
- 2 tablespoons dried marjoram
- In a small bowl make your spice blend by mixing together salt, paprika, cumin powder, coriander powder, ground black pepper and fennel seeds. Set aside.
- In a large heavy bottomed pot (like a Dutch oven) heat 3 tablespoons of oil over medium heat.
- Add onions and sauté till pink. Add chopped garlic and sauté for another minute.
- Add your spice blend and a teaspoon of ginger paste. Stir a few times till fragrant then add tomatoes. Mix in the water and lemon juice and bring to a boil.
- Arrange the chicken drumsticks in the pot in a single layer and spoon some sauce over. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes with the lid on.
- Turn the chicken pieces over, spoon some sauce and cook covered for another 10 minutes.
- Stir in the marjoram and cook uncovered for another 5 minutes on high heat or till the consistency of the gravy reaches your liking. With a ladle make sure you scrape the bottom of the pan and carefully stir the gravy around while it’s cooking.
- Taste test. Season with more salt, pepper and lemon juice as per taste.