Chicken Pakoras

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. 🙂


  • 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


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.

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