Hot and Crisp Chicken Pakora Recipe

‘Chicken pakora’ – the name itself is enough to make us salivate. Don’t you think so? How about learning the recipe of this hot and crisp starter today?


  • Usually, it is made with boneless chicken. You can also go for chicken with bones as per your preference.
  • Cook the pakoras in small batches and make sure that they are fried perfectly on all sides.

Hot and Crisp Chicken Pakora Recipe

Ingredients – 

  • Chicken – 200 gms
  • Onion – 1 large
  • Ginger – 1”
  • Garlic – 2 cloves
  • Green chili – 2
  • Gram flour – (1/2) cup
  • Cornflour – 2 tablespoons
  • Fresh coriander leaves – (1/2) cup
  • Turmeric powder – (1/2) teaspoon
  • Kashmiri mirch powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder – (1/2) teaspoon
  • Salt – 1 tablespoon or according to taste
  • Mustard oil – 1 small bowl

Instructions – 

  1. Clean and wash the chicken pieces and all other raw ingredients under running water.
  2. Cut the chicken into long thin pieces i.e. ‘slivers’ or simply make small bite-sized cubes of them. Drain excess water by placing them in a colander.
  3. Chop up the onion finely and grate the ginger root as well as the garlic cloves manually.
  4. Shred the coriander leaves by removing the hard portions from the stems.
  5. Mince the green chilies and deseed them too.
  6. Now, take the chicken slivers in a medium-sized mixing bowl and add onion, ginger, garlic and green chilies to it.
  7. Also, put besan. Cornflour, turmeric powder, Kashmiri mirch powder, garam masala powder and salt in the bowl one by one.
  8. Combine all the ingredients very well and place the bowl aside for 5 to 10 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile, pour mustard oil in a frying pan and let it heat up.
  10. Make small balls of the marinated chicken-mixture and deep-fry them in the hot oil.
  11. Garnish the golden-brown pakoras with fresh coriander twigs and serve hot with red or green chutney.


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