Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 35 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Heat the oven to 180 degrees.
Smash the garlic in a pestle and mortar. Add all the other ingredients apart from the chicken drumsticks and grind together to form a paste.
Place the chicken drumsticks in a roasting tin and pour over the sauce, coating evenly.
Bake for 35 minutes turning once during cooking. You can tell when a chicken drumstick is cooked as the skin will start to come away from the ‘foot’ and the juices will run clear.
Serve with broccoli and rice.
As you get more confident using spices, you will work out which spices create the tone you are looking for. For instance smoked paprika, coriander, ginger and chilli are warm spices whereas cumin, cardamon and all spice can be quite bitter.”