Himalayan Grilled Barbecue Chicken

Want to spice up your grilled chicken? Use Himalayan spices to do just that. For your next barbecue, add this grilled...
Contributor

Vivek Kunwar and Kiran Benz 

Want to spice up your grilled chicken? Use Himalayan spices to do just that. For your next barbecue, add this grilled chicken dish to the menu — you won’t be sorry. 

Ingredients

For the Himalayan spices:

  • 3/4 pieces of clove
  • 3/4 pieces of cardamom
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 Tablespoon whole black pepper
  • 3/4 Cups bay leaf
  • 3/4 pieces of mace spice
  • 3 Tablespoons whole cumin seeds
  • 3 Tablespoons whole coriander seeds

For the grilled chicken:

  • 15 chicken, drumstick pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons Himalayan spices
  • 1/2 Cup ginger and garlic paste
  • 1/2 Tablespoon tumeric powder
  • 1/4 Cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons salt
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon meat masala

Directions

For the Himalayan spices:

Combine all the spices and finely grind them in a blender.

For the grilled chicken:

Put all the ingredients in a bowl with chicken drumsticks. Thoroughly mix the spices so that the chicken pieces are coated with the spice mix. Put the bowl in a cooler for 2 to 4 hours so that the chicken is thoroughly marinated. Take it out of the cooler and grill the meat on a barbecue oven.

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.