At this moment, I am trying to fight my lagging spirit and keep up with everything that I would normally do. True, the future looks bleak and worrying, but at the moment, there is nothing I can do. All I can do is to tie the camel and place my trust in Allah. He is our Sustainer, He is our Provider. If He forfeits, He gives us more than He takes away from us. With the way my life has gone, I have seen it and even though a part of mine acts human by feeling low, the other side reminds me that He has always taken care of us and He will, irrespective. All I need to do is to do what I am supposed to do, and be grateful for each and everything that He is giving us… Gratefulness is the key now. When everything exposes and feels negative, we need to train our mind to see the positive in it. I guess that is the only way it can work during these tough times… May Allah make it easy for all of us…
Coming to the recipe for today, chicken lollipop is something my girls absolutely love. Each time we go out to eat, my girls would order this. I really don’t like ordering them, because I feel they are just over priced. I mean, you pay for a whole meal and all you get is 6-8 pieces of drummets that hardly have meat on it, and it disappears from the plate as soon as it comes. Hehe… Do you all feel like that, or is it just me?
Every time, I would tell myself I would make them at home, but the process of preparing the wings to make the lollipop sounded so complicated to me – or let me say, I am plain lazy! – that I kept delaying it. That is when I saw that FreshToHome sells drummets specifically for this purpose. So I started ordering it once in a while to make these lollipops and enjoy them at home.
If you ask me, the way you make the lollipops is completely your choice. I coat them in a mixture and deep fry them, so that the coating leaves a lovely puffed up look to the lollipop. The mixture is very simple, but if you don’t have the spice with you, please feel free to not use it or replace it with similar spices. I feel using the white pepper gives the correct flavor and spice that is usually associated with such starters. But if you don’t have it, then you can give it off and use only black pepper. I haven’t tossed the chicken lollipops in any spicy sauce or served it with one. The answer is simple – my girls prefer to have it as is. They are not very fond of the spicy blend and would rather have it with ketchup. But if you do like to have it with the spicy dip, then I would suggest a nice douse of red chilli sauce with all the zing in it! Off to the recipe…
- 500 gm chicken drummets
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
- 1 tsp black pepper powder
- ½ tsp white pepper powder
- 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 2 tbsp soya sauce
- 1 egg
- Salt to taste
- ¼ cup corn flour
- 2 tbsp all purpose flour
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl except the oil and toss well to coat. Set aside for around 10 minuates for the flavors to settle.
- Heat oil to smoking hot. Drop the drummettes in batches and fry till done.
- Serve warm with ketchup or red chilli sauce.