Tandoori Chicken Lollipops Recipe

Tandoori Chicken Lollipops
Tandoori Chicken Lollipops

Tandoori Chicken lollipops are the lip smacking Indian Chicken Starter / Appetizer and mostly loved by kids as well as adults. The spicy and full of flavored pieces of Chicken on bone are coated in yogurt batter and deep fried or baked in oven. Tandoori Chicken Lollipops Recipe is a succulent treat that lives up to the name and no one can have just one.

Tandoori Chicken Lollipops Recipe is a very good luscious appetizer and can be made at home, you just need to get good chicken leg pieces. It is a very popular Chicken item in Indian Tandoori cuisine, served with Coriander chutney and lemon wedges.  Its marination is based on Tandoori Chicken.

Tandoori Chicken Lollipops tastes delicious with a combo of any sauce or dip, and hence this is one of Kids favorites. Tandoori Chicken Lollipops Recipe is very easy and if you have interest to do something different with fresh chicken leg pieces,  then straight forward go ahead with it, and enjoy as an evening Snack too.

In India, you can see several street vendors, serving lot of Chicken Varieties, such as Chicken Tikka, Chicken Seekh Kebab, Chicken Leg Curry and lots more. One of the the most famous selling dish is Tandoori Chicken Lollipops. These people have a unique art of making marination with yogurt and spices and we just can not beat with their taste. Secondly, they have tandoor (clay oven), which gives an ultimate taste and flavor to the dish, hence we can not expect the exact taste just like that.

If you do have clay oven, then you might get the taste just like those street vendors, but again here, there may be some difference in marination. Anyways, if you have interest in cooking, just like me and want to try different food at home, then keep cooking with different types of marination.

I have tried to make chicken lollipops at home with simple ingredients and cooked them at home. The dish turned out good, as per my efforts. I did justice with it and I think, we can make only in this way at home.

The whole procedure of making it involves marinating the chicken pieces in spicy batter and then either deep fry in hot oil or bake in preheated oven till golden, and that’s it, here you are at home, enjoying these delicious homemade Tandoori Chicken Lollipops Recipe with your kids and loved ones. Let’s start making Tandoori Chicken Lollipops Recipe.

In a big bowl, add Chicken Pieces, Tandoori Masala, Red chili powder, Jeera Powder, Garam Masala Powder and Salt to taste. Mix it very well. For exact quantities of Spices, please refer the recipe Rich Snippet below:Tandoori Chicken Lollipops Recipe Step 1Add Ginger-Garlic Paste and mix it very well.Tandoori Chicken Lollipops Recipe Step 2Add Red-Orange Food Color and continue mix it for few seconds.Tandoori Chicken Lollipops Recipe Step 3Add fresh Yogurt and give a nice stir.Tandoori Chicken Lollipops Recipe Step 4Mix all the ingredients very well in such a way, so that all the chicken pieces gets well coated. Keep the marination in refrigerator at least for 30 minutes.Tandoori Chicken Lollipops Recipe Step 5Preheat the oven at 350 degrees F and bring the chicken at room temperature. Bake the chicken pieces in preheated oven for 40 minutes, till the chicken is well cooked.Tandoori Chicken Lollipops Recipe Step 6

How to make Tandoori Chicken Lollipops Recipe:

Tandoori Chicken Lollipops Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 6 Pieces

Serving Size: 1 piece

Calories per serving: 74

Fat per serving: 3.4g

Tandoori Chicken Lollipops Recipe

Tandoori Chicken Lollipops Recipe is the famous Indian Chicken Appetizer dish. Here Chicken Leg Pieces are marinated in spicy mixture of Yogurt and Spices.


  • 6 Chicken Leg Pieces
  • 4 tablespoon plain yogurt (curd/dahi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon tandoori masala
  • ½ teaspoon of Jeera powder (cumin powder)
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • 2 pinch's of red-orange food color
  • Salt to taste


  1. Take a big bowl and mix 2 tbsp yogurt, 1 tsp tandoori masala, 1/2 tsp garam masala, 1/2 tsp jeera powder, 1/2 tsp ginger paste, 1/2 tsp garlic paste, 1 tsp red chili powder, 2 pinch's of red-orange food color and salt to taste.
  2. Mix all the ingredients very well and marinate the chicken pieces in this mixture.
  3. Coat all the leg pieces very well and keep the mixture in refrigerator at least for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees F and take out the chicken mixture from the fridge.
  5. Bake the chicken pieces in preheated oven for 40 minutes, till the chicken is well cooked.
  6. Wrap each drumstick leg with a small piece of foil at the base of the drumstick so that it looks nice and can be hold at that end while eating.
  7. Enjoy easy, homemade chicken lollipops immediately.


While serving chicken lollipops, sprinkle some lemon juice or chaat masala over the pieces. You can serve these delicious Chicken Lollipops with Coriander or Mint Chutney.

Tandoori Chicken Lollipops
Tandoori Chicken Lollipops

Chef Tip:

If you do not have oven, then you can deep fry or shallow fry these chicken drumsticks in medium hot oil.


  1. i tried them but they was okay not like hotel at all….. also yours looks amazing ….. which brand of tandoori masala you are using ?????????? also, do you know if we can cook it on gas instead of tandoor .?


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