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Drums of Heaven Recipe Chicken lollipop with gravy

Drums of Heaven

  • Author: Shalini
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 persons 1x


Drums of Heaven are chicken lollipops tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce. It is a popular appetizer in restaurants and can be easily made at home.



12 Chicken Lollipop pieces

First Marinade:

3 tbsp Light Soy Sauce

2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup

1 tbsp Chili Vinegar

1 tsp Minced Garlic or Garlic Powder

Salt, to taste

Second Marinade:

2 tbsp All-Purpose Flour or Maida

2 tbsp Corn Flour

1 tbsp Rice Flour

1 Egg

1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste

For the Sauce:

2 tbsp Oil

1 tbsp Garlic, finely chopped

1 tsp Green Chilies, finely chopped

1/4 cup Onion, finely chopped

2 tbsp Schezwan Sauce

1 tbsp Light Soy Sauce

2 tbsp Tomato Ketchup

1 tsp Sugar

3 tbsp Cornflour Slurry

Oil, for frying

Spring Onion Greens, for garnish


Wash and clean the lollipop pieces.

For the first marination, mix together soy sauce, red chili powder, tomato ketchup, garlic powder or minced garlic, chili vinegar, and salt.

Add the lollipop pieces and marinate well. Keep aside for about an hour.

To this, add the second marinade. Add all-purpose flour/maida, cornflour, rice flour, garlic paste, and egg. 

Mix well without any lumps.

Heat a pan and add oil. Place the marinated chicken lollipops to the oil, bone on top as shown in image 6. The chicken lollipop is ready.

To make the sauce, add finely chopped garlic, onions, and green chilies in oil. 

Mix well and add schezwan sauce, soy sauce, tomato ketchup, and sugar. 

Combine the sauces well and let them cook for a couple of minutes.

Add cornflour slurry and mix well.

Add fried chicken lollipops and stir in well.

Drums of Heaven is ready.

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian

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