24 Jul 2014

Chicken Pakoda / Pakora / Chicken Fritters

My husband has been asking me to make chicken pakodas about a 100 times! Now if he had asked for some brownies or muffins his wish would have been granted immediately!! But anyways one day I got down to making it for him!

This is an easy recipe to make and tastes so good! The trick is to make it crispy. It's one of the most favorite appetizer / starter and you will find it in almost all restaurants. 
Do make a large batch as this will vanish too soon!

Preparation time 20 mins | Cooking time 10 mins | Serves 2-3

  • Chicken - 1/2 kg (boneless)
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
  • Vinegar - 1 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Besan flour (kadala maavu) - 1/2 cup
  • Rice flour - 2 tbsp 
  • Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few (chopped)
  • Coriander leaves - few (chopped)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - to deep fry

1. Wash and clean the chicken well. Remove bones and cut the chicken into small pieces.

2. Add all the masalas, the besan and rice flours, vinegar, salt, coriander and curry leaves and mix well. Sprinkle some water and mix. Make sure the chicken is coated well with the masala.
3. Cover the bowl and marinate the chicken for 10 mins.

4. Heat oil in a kadai. Once the oil heats up, lower the flame to medium and add the chicken in small batches.
5. Fry until the chicken is cooked and turns golden brown. 

6. Drain the oil and remove the chicken pieces to a paper towel.
7. Tastes best when served hot.

1. Cut the chicken into small pieces so that it gets cooked easily.
2. You can marinate the coated chicken for 1 or 2 hours too. In that case, do not add the flours. Marinate with the masalas and then add the flours, mix well and fry.

Until next time,
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  1. perfect at any time...chicken pakodas have come out well...

  2. hmmm mouthwatering pakods...

  3. Wow!! such a mouthwatering pakoras, clicks are so tempting..

  4. Easy n tasty chicken Pakoras

  5. aa... its the same in my case too... i always loved baking more than frying...ths luks delcious and got to try this Ramadan

  6. Awesome outcome and it sure tempting.

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  8. Super tempting chicken pakodas...I'm hungry now...

  9. so yum and perfect pakoda :)

  10. Nice crunchy snack! perfect for tea time for a non veg lover like me

  11. Very addictive snacks, i can happily have some.

  12. o my my :P these chicken pakoras look so awesome :) n mouthwatering.. definitely give it a try :)

  13. Looks so yummy and delicious, thanks for recipe.


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