In a food processor add cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, aniseed, fried coconut and cumin. Make a powder of this. Keep aside.
For the chicken:
Marinate the chicken drumsticks in red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric and the masala made earlier.
For the gravy:
In a pan add oil, mustard seeds, ginger, curry leaves and garlic. Saute.
Add onions and saute till pink.
De-glaze with vinegar.
Add the marinated chicken with the residual masala.Add salt.
Cook for 10 minutes.
Add water (enough to cover the chicken half way through) and cook on low heat till the chicken is cooked and the water evaporates.
Serve with lime rice.
Key Ingredients: Chicken, cinnamon, green cardamom, cloves, aniseed, cumin seeds, drumstick, red chilli, coriander powder, turmeric, vegetable oil, onion, ginger, curry leaves, mustard seeds, garlic, vinegar, salt