Chicken Pakora

Chicken Pakora

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Tender chicken bites marinated in a blend of fragrant spices then deep-fried until beautifully golden and crisp. A common street food found all over Indian and Pakistan, this chicken pakora recipe is packed full of flavour and are the perfect appetizer for any party.
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Chicken Pakora

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!

I love chicken pakora and they always go down a treat whenever I make them. These crispy and lightly spiced bites of chicken taste so good even without 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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Chicken Pakora

by Nabeela Kauser
Tender chicken bites marinated in a blend of fragrant spices then deep-fried until beautifully golden and crisp. A common street food found all over Indian and Pakistan, this chicken pakora recipe is packed full of flavour and are the perfect appetizer for any party.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Marination Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Appetiser
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6
Calories 201 kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken into small bite-size pieces and add into a bowl
  • Add the gram flour, garlic paste, ginger paste, crushed chillies, coriander powder, cumin powder, lemon juice, chilli powder, salt, coriander, and turmeric powder to the chicken then add the water gradually in parts and mix until well combined
  • Set aside and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes – the longer the better
  • Deep fry the chicken pakora for 4-6 minutes until golden brown – do not overcrowd the pan as this will prevent the chicken pakoras from cooking through properly
  • Serve alongside a fresh, yoghurt chutney and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 15gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 454mgPotassium: 291mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 338IUVitamin C: 3mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 25mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Appetiser, Chicken, Spicy, Street Food
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