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CHICKEN PAKORA (PAKODA) RECIPE – CRISPY AND DELICIOUS SNACK IN 20 MINS

Chicken Pakora

Chicken pakora (pakoda) is a crispy and crunchy appetizer, also it is a quick evening snack. It is an easy and simple Indian fried chicken recipe to make in 20 minutes.

A crispy finger food for parties:

Chicken pakora is a quick and crispy appetizer for parties. From kids to everyone loves this chicken pakora. This is one my favorite appetizer because it is easy and simple to make in less time.

You can also chop and marinate the chicken with spices ahead and store it in a refrigerator. Before the party, sprinkle besan flour, mix well and deep fry it in a hot oil.

This process helps to make this appetizer in few minutes and also you can serve it fresh for your guests. I simply serve the chicken pakora with tomato ketchup or tomato chili sauce. Chicken Pakoda is also an exciting snack on cold winter days or rainy days.

How to make chicken pakora?

Chicken pakora is a quick and simple appetizer to make at home with the following smart cooking tips. It is more similar to onion pakora recipe with a few changes.

How do you make chicken pakora batter?

Thinly sliced chicken seasoned with the spices like red chili powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida (hing) and coated with the chickpea flour, for a crispy outer layer. The important step is to coat the chicken pieces with the spices and chickpea flour evenly.

How do you make pakoras crispy?

  1. Slicing the chicken breast thinly is an important step to make crispy pakoras.
  2. Adding rice flour helps to give a crispy texture to the pakoras.

Is pakora spicy?

With all the spices, pakora would be naturally spicy. However, you can make it spicier depending on your preference. I prefer it to be medium spicy because adding more spice could overpower the flavor of the dish.

A quick snack for kids:

If you have kids around in your house, you probably know the pain of making some delicious bites for them. These bites are super handy when you need to make a quick snack for children. It also has a lot of protein from chicken for their growing needs.

If you are making for kids make sure the spice levels are good for your kid’s tolerance.

Smart Cooking Tips:

  1. Use a boneless, skinless part of the chicken to make this recipe. I used chicken breast in this recipe.
  2. Slice the chicken into the thin pieces. If you slice it into a thicker piece, the inner part of the chicken will remain uncooked also it will not more flavorful.
  3. Avoid making a thin batter because it is difficult to coat the chicken pieces.
  4. Fennel seeds and curry leaves give a unique taste to the chicken pakora.
  5. Fry the chicken pieces in a medium flame, so that it will get cook evenly on all the sides.
  6. Drop the chicken pieces one by one and avoid crowding it in oil while frying. If you crowd the chicken pieces in hot oil it will remain uncooked, also it will not turn out crispy.

Make it easier with deep fryer:

It is a simple recipe but it will make it easier if you use a deep fryer.

Using deep fryer comes with a variety of benefits.

If you don’t own one yet. I highly recommend you to get one.

Air Fryer vs Deep Fryer

When it comes to deep fryer now we have 2 options. Air fryer and traditional deep fryer.

Here are the differences between the 2 options.

  1. Features and convenience – Both are similar when it comes to features. I don’t see much difference in the feature between the 2 types.
  2. Size and Capacity – Depending on the model you choose. Air fryers tend to be smaller compared to the deep fryer for the same amount of cooking capacity.
  3. Health Benefits – Arguments are the health benefits of the Air fryer. Let’s face it, the reason for a fryer is to fry food. Without oil you food can never get the natural best taste. However, some air fryer does a real good job of blowing air with oil coating to give you a very close taste and that would give you major health benefit compared to the deep fryer.
    However, if you like to relish the natural taste of a fried food, then deep fryer is the better option for you. If you like to be healthy, just don’t make fried food. But come on, you need to indulge in some tasty food now and then.
  4. How to choose the right one? – It totally depends on your needs and budget. I recommend investing a little bit more to get the right one.

Here are some of the options from Amazon.

Best Deep Fryer

Economical Deep Fryer

Good Air Fryer

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How to serve Chicken Pakora?

Serve Chicken Pakora with ketchup or your favorite sauces.

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Chicken Pakora
CRISPY AND CRUNCHY CHICKEN PAKORA (PAKODA) IN 20 MINS
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
22 mins
 

Chicken pakora (pakoda) is a crispy and crunchy appetizer, also it is a quick evening snack. It is an easy and simple Indian fried chicken recipe to make in 20 minutes.

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Antonet Roajer
Ingredients
  • 350 gms CHICKEN (BONELESS,SKINLESS) THINLY SLICED
  • 0.25 cup CHICKPEA FLOUR (BESAN)
  • 2 tsp RED CHILI POWDER
  • 1 tsp CORIANDER POWDER
  • 0.50 tsp GINGER GARLIC PASTE
  • 1 tsp SALT TABLE
  • 1 tsp GARAM MASALA
  • 1 tsp FENNEL SEEDS
  • 0.25 tsp TURMERIC POWDER
  • 1 tsp LEMON JUICE
  • 1 tbsp RICE FLOUR
  • 1 cup OIL (FOR FRYING)
Instructions
  1. Slice the boneless, skinless chicken into the thin pieces.

  2. In a bowl, combine sliced chicken pieces, coriander powder, red chili powder, garam masala, salt, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, fennel seeds, lemon juice, curry leaves and mix well. Sprinkle a little amount of water and mix well until the spices coated evenly on the chicken pieces.

  3. Add besan flour, sprinkle a little amount of water and mix well until it coats evenly on the chicken pieces.

  4. Drop the chicken pieces one by one in a hot oil and deep fry it until the colour changes into golden brown.

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