Dum Chicken Leg Roast

Servings: 2
Cuisine: Indian
Course: Appetizer
Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Feast your senses. Succulent chicken legs cooked to perfection. Try out this easy to cook recipe of the ever-popular dum chicken leg roast.


  • 2 full chicken legs (thigh and drumstick)
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies finely chopped
  • Chat masala for garnish
  • Lemon slices for garnish


  • 3 tbsp curd
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • Salt to taste

Garam masala (coarsely ground)

  • 5 cloves
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 1" piece of cinnamon
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 5 green cardamoms


  • Prepare the chicken by making gashes on the flesh so that mariande can soak in.
  • Now prepare the marinade by mixing the curd and the ginger garlic paste.
  • Add in red chilli powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt, and the coarsely ground garam masala. Mix well.
  • Add in the chicken legs and mix until they are well coated. Marinate for at least two hours, preferably overnight.
  • Before cooking, wipe off the marinade from the chicken. Do not throw away the marinade.
  • Heat the oil in a pan. Add in the finely chopped onions and green chillies. Saute. Just as it is about to change color, add in the chicken legs and sear them on high flame till they colorize.
  • Pour in the marinade with about half a cup of water. Cover it with a lid and put it on dum on low flame for 20 minutes.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, dry off the excess water.
  • Dum Chicken Leg Roast is ready to serve. Sprinkle on a bit of chat masala on top and serve with lemon wedges.


  • You can also use aluminum foil just beneath the lid for the dum

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