Delicious, flavourful, and crunchy chicken appetizers that take next to no time to make. Chicken pakora is a common street food found all across India and Pakistan. A crisp fried appetiser made with boneless chicken pieces marinated with gram flour, an array of spices, and water.
These crunchy chicken bites are addictive, tender, and juicy. Serve alongside my homemade yoghurt chutney for a refreshing dip or for some extra kick, try out my hari green chutney recipe. These chicken pakoras go with just about any dip!
Personally, I love having my chicken pakoras with my homemade yoghurt chutney, but these chicken pakoras go well with any dip from tomato ketchup to mayonnaise to sweet chilli sauce. However, if you choose to enjoy these chicken pakoras I promise you will love them.
One thing that is very important is to ensure that the oil is hot. You don’t want to be adding the chicken pakoras into the cold oil. But also keep in mind that you don’t want the oil to be boiling hot so much that as soon as you add the pakora pieces it ends up burning!
A good indicator of the oil temperature is that when you add a pakora piece the oil should begin to bubble a little.
I like to spice the marinade with common spices that you are basically guaranteed to have such as chilli powder and turmeric powder, but you can adapt the spices as you like to create your own personalised pakora!
The gram flour is a must, and it helps to create that perfect, crunchy pakora! In my recipe, the water acts to create the batter. Some people like to use eggs instead, but I much prefer to use water. It tastes just as good, if not better!
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