Drums of Heaven

Chinese is always my favourite. I had some guests coming at the weekend. They wanted to come in the evening rather than for dinner. Whatever time it was, I had decided to serve them Chinese. The menu had some nice crispy vegetable spring rolls, Chicken Wrap (already posted), Cold Strawberry milkshake(nothing special. Shake Vanila ice-creme with Fresh Straw-Berries) and crispy tangy drums of heaven. Overall, it was a nice and satisfactory supper. I will soon post the recipe of spring roll as well. For now, I am posting the recipe of drums of heaven . We always go to Mainland China for having drums of heaven. But after having this, My hubby said, we will never go there again..!!! :)
Preparing the Chicken Drums :
Get the chicken wings from shop as it. It will have two joints. Cut the joints with a butcher knife (a normal sharp knife will also do as bone is softer ). The wing will be divided into three parts. You can throw way the last smaller part.
Take the 1st part and make a cut in the skin or meat towards the end (i.e. towards the joint end where you had divided it earlier). Hold the bone with your fingers and slightly push the meat towards the head.

Turn the bone vertically down as shown in picture and push all the meat towards the tip. Your chicken drums are ready. It will look like a small leg.
Repeat the process for the second part as well. However, here you will see two bones, one thick and one very thin. You need to remove the thinner one by twisting and pulling it away from the head.
Hence, we get two drums of heaven from one chicken wing.

Ingredients for drums of heaven:12-14 chicken wings
For Batter:2 eggs
2 tsp cornflour
1 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp chili garlic sauce
1 tsp tomato sauce
Salt to taste
Bread crumbs
Oil for deep frying
For Flavouring ( You can use other flavouring as well):
1 tbsp honey
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp soya sauce
1 tsp tomato ketchup
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
2 green chilies slit
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
Salt to taste

Method to cook :Mix all ingredients for the batter and marinate chicken pieces in batter for atleast 1 hour.
Heat oil for deep frying.
Take one marinated chicken wing, coat with bread crumb and slide into hot oil. Repeat for remaining pieces. Fry atleast 4-5 drumstick at a time. However, do not over-crowd the frying pan.
Once, all the pieces are fried, remove from oil and keep aside. Heat 1 tsp oil in another pan. Add ginger garlic paste and green chilies. Cook till raw smell goes away. Add the fried chicken pieces. Cook for 1 min.
Mix all ingredients for flvaouring and pour it over the chicken pieces. Cook for some time on medium flame till all pieces are well coated and sauces are well absorbed.
Spring spring onion for garnishing and serve hot.


  1. Cool job Soma! Looks so yummy and nice pics too

  2. thats my favourite starter,never miss this one when i go to a chinese restaurent...looks delicious and nice recipe too

  3. Hi,
    Chinese food is my favorite tooo!! I go to Chinese restaurent mainly to have this only :-)
    Nice photos.

  4. My all time favourite starter, looks fabulous SOma..

  5. Wow! It looks fantastic! I love it! Nice pics ! I made this before I started blogging and it was hard to peel the skin.

  6. hey,

    Thx for visiting my blog....ur recipes are so tempting!!...hope to keep in touch!

  7. looks really delicious and yum!

  8. Awesome recipe... My kids love this at the Indo-Chinese restaurant here... Have to try once....

  9. Whooo, wow..man drum chicken, count me in...your version sounds super...a must try one for sure.

  10. What a mouthwatering dish somo. A must to try and relish it seems.
    Regarding your question in my poriyal: the Hindi word for snake gourd is Chichinda. Am I right dear:)

  11. Wow!! Very tempting!!Looks looks superb, delicious!

  12. Thanks for visiting me :) Your wings look awesome!

  13. appa!! jabardast dish...

    Drums of heaven...
    good name

  14. hi dear,

    plz collect ur award frm my blog!

  15. Wow.... yummy starter, looks so yummy.

  16. Excellent chicken drums, i'm book marking it dear!

  17. this is a great idea to wrap chicken...Looks so delicious & pictures make me mouthwatering!!Thanks for sharing with 'Hot & Spicy Treats' Restaurant in Satya niketan