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Shiba Nair
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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Chicken pakoras are a very easy to make evening snack that is loved by everyone.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Medium
  • Frying
  • Appetizers

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. A. Ingredients-1
  2. Boneless chicken 1lb
  3. turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  4. chilly powder 2tsp
  5. Fennel seeds 1/2 tsp
  6. cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
  7. Curry leaves chopped
  8. Green chillies 2 finely chopped
  9. ginger garlic paste 21/2 tsp
  10. salt to taste
  11. B. Ingredients For The Batter
  12. besan 1/2 cup
  13. rice flour/cornstarch 3 tbsp
  14. Paprika 1tsp
  15. salt to taste
  16. water 6 tbsps approx
  17. C. Ingredients-2
  18. oil for deep frying the pakoras.


  1. Wash the chicken well & pat it dry.
  2. Cut it into 1" or 2" pieces
  3. Marinate the chicken pieces with all the ingrients mentioned under "1". Set it aside on the countertop for an hour. Let the ingredients marinate well with the chicken.
  4. Now mix all the ingredients mentioned under "2". After an hour of marination add the marinated chicken to this("2"). Do not add water at this point.
  5. Mix everything together nicely & then add water 1tbsp at a time. You may or may not need 6tbsps of water, so just add water slowly.
  6. You need water just to make the mixture moist & to be able to hold everything together.So, please do not add all the water in one go.
  7. Heat oil on medium heat.
  8. Make small dumplings out of the mixture & gently drop them in the oil & fry until well cooked from inside & crispy on the outside. The pakoras need to become golden brown in color.
  9. Serve hot with onion rings, lemon wedges & green chutney.

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Sana Basheer
Sana Basheer   May-20-2016

Yummy chicken! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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