Drums Of Heaven

So, we are meeting after a small gap! Let's just say, life happened and get on with the recipe, what say?

Since it's been some time, I wanted to share a really good recipe, something that tempts you to get cooking!

This Drums Of Heaven is a “flavor bomb” kinda recipe. There is all kinda flavor in it… spicy, salty, and sweet, everything works together to create a flavor bomb. Perfect as finger food for parties or for weekend celebs. Do try it out and let me know how you like it.

I followed the recipe verbatim from here

Drums of Heaven Chicken Lollipop
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Drums Of Heaven (Chicken Lollipops)

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Course: Appetiser, Appetizer, Finger Food, Snacks, Starter
Author: Maria Jose Martin


  • For the Chicken Lollipops:
  • 14-16 pieces Chicken lollipop (around 500 gms)
  • 1/4 cup Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp Garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Cornflour
  • 2 tbsp Plain flour (maida)
  • 2 tbsp Rice flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp Ginger paste
  • Oil for frying
  • For the Drums of Heaven:
  • 12-14 Chicken Lollipops Fried
  • 2 tbsp Oil (I used sunflower oil)
  • 1 tbsp Ginger finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Garlic finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Onions finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Schezwan Sauce or Sriracha (you can use Tabasco sauce also)
  • 1 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Cornstarch / Cornflour mixed in 4 tablespoons water to make a slurry
  • 2 tbsp Coriander finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Spring Onions finely chopped (green part only)


  • For the Chicken Lollipops:
  • Whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, tomato ketchup, red chilli powder, garlic paste, salt in a bowl and toss the cleaned chicken lollipops in it. Marinate for half an hour.
  • In the same bowl, add cornflour, plain flour, rice flour, egg and ginger paste and mix well to create a thick batter and coat the lollipops in it.
  • Heat about two inches oil in a wok or kadhai. Add the battered lollipops one by one to the oil in such a way that the meat is at the bottom and the bone is on top. Fry these on medium – high heat till golden brown (approx 3-4 minutes).
  • Take these out on a tissue paper to blot out any excess oil and set aside.
  • For the Drums of Heaven:
  • In a wok or kadhai, heat oil and add ginger and garlic. Stir fry on high heat for a minute and add chopped onions. Keep stir frying till the onions soften and add green chillies. After a few seconds, add schezwan sauce, soy sauce, ketchup and sugar. Cook the sauce for 2 minutes, stir frying as it cooks.
  • Add the cornflour slurry and keep stir frying till it thickens (approx a minute or so). Add the chicken lollipop and coriander and toss well. Top it with chopped spring onions and serve.


You can do the first marinade and refrigerate overnight. However, after adding flour to chicken, it's better to cook and serve immediately.
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1 thought on “Drums Of Heaven”

  1. Hi Marias Menu,
    This recipe seems to be very delicious and mouth-watering. And also the steps are given very clear in your blog. You are doing a great job. Thanks for sharing such a yummy dish.



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