Chicken pakora is a very easy and tasty finger food, which can be served at all parties. It can also be served as a starter with some salad and chutney. My daughter absolutely loves it and prefers to have it with rice and dal tadka (recipe in one of my previous posts).
- Cuisine: Indian
- Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 20 minutes
- Serves: 6
- Chicken breast, cut into pieces 1Kg
- Garlic paste 1/2 tablespoon
- Ginger paste 1/2 tablespoon
- Gram flour 1/2 cup
- Semolina 2 tablespoons
- Cumin powder 1 tablespoon
- Coriander powder 1 tablespoon
- Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon
- Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon
- Paprika 1 teaspoon
- Salt to taste
- Water 1 tablespoon
- Oil 2 cups for deep frying
1. Mix all the spices with the chicken. Add gram flour and semolina and mix it well. It will seem very dry.
2. Add adequate water (I added 1 tablespoon of water) to make a smooth mixture, that clings to the chicken.
3.Leave it aside and heat 2 cups of oil in deep non-stick pan. Once the oil is hot, add the chicken pieces one by one.
4. Fry for approximately 10 minutes or until reddish brown and crispy.
5. Remove the pieces and drain the excess oil on a kitchen towel. Serve it hot with a dip of your choice. I like to serve it with green chutney but you can also serve it with yogurt, tomato ketchup or a hot chilli sauce.
I will post the recipe of spicy green chutney next time. It is a great dip for all types of Indian starters and finger food.