Chicken Pakoras

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Servings 
Serves 3-4

Tasty snack made of chicken morsels dipped in a gram flour batter and fried until crispy on the outside yet soft and moist on the inside. Served with tamarind sauce and chilli tomato sauce. Perfect little snack, a change from your regular chicken nuggets. :)

Ingredients
500gm
boneless chicken
(cut into cubes and marinate in the following ingredients for at least 2 hours)
1/2 tsp
garlic paste
1/2 tsp
ginger paste
1 tbsp
green chili & coriander leaves paste
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
red chili powder
1/2 tsp
black pepper powder
pinch of
tandoori masala
(optional)
1/2 tsp
cumin powder
1/2 tsp
coriander powder
1/4 tsp
turmeric powder
juice of half a lemon
Ingredients for Batter
1 cup
gram flour/besan flour/chickpea flour
1 tbsp
corn flour or rice flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
cumin seeds
1 tsp
red chili flakes or chili powder
1/4 tsp
garlic paste
as needed
water
1/4 tsp
ENO salt or baking soda
Instructions 

Mix the dry batter ingredients and gradually add water whilst mixing to form a medium thick batter. Mix this batter vigorously then allow it to rest for 10 minutes.

Just before frying, add a quarter tsp. of baking soda or ENO salt to the batter, mix well, then dip the chicken pieces into the batter and deep fry in oil on medium heat until golden and crispy.

Remove and drain on kitchen towels, then serve with chutneys/dips of your choice.

 


Comments

can you use baking powder instead of baking soda

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

No, the two work differently, best to stick to the recipe for good results.

I made thes but the batter came off during frying. Why is this. Is it because I used baking powder.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Why did you add baking powder? It is not in my recipe. Please follow the recipe exactly for accurate results.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Baking powder is totally different from baking soda, the two react differently. You will have better results with baking soda.

Do u have any recipes for cheese and onion pastrys. Jazakallah. Iv used your filling recipe for most of my spring rolls. Theyr really tasty.

Because I didn't have baking soda. But ill buy some insha allah before ramadhan.

Tried this recipe as directed and Alhamdullilah the pakoras came out good! Thank you!!

Salaams sister,

Can you use powder ginger and garlic instead of paste?
Jazakallah for both sisters for this website- you both are an inspiration!

Thanks,
Humaira X

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

W/Salaam, yes you can although pastes give better results than the powders.

Kids loved it

Can you freeze the marinated chicken pieces and use as required with the batter before frying? Or can you freeze fried pakoras?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Yes you can freeze marinated batter. You can also fry and freeze the pakoras, then just thaw them and warm them up in an oven or toaster-oven to freshen them back up.

When you write; 1 cup gram flour/besan flour/chickpea flour...
Do you mean one cup of each or one cup of either one of those.

Thanks.

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

When there is a slash mark / it means OR. Gram flour is the same as besan flour which is the same as chickpea flour. Those are all names of the same thing. Wrote them all so people who don't recognise one name will the other.

Which tandoori masala do you use?

Fauzia's Kitchen Fun's picture

Previously I was using Natco, at the moment I use a brand called TRS. Both are awesome. :)

Perfect Recipe!! Thankyou! :)