This recipe for chicken pakora is desi flavored infused and it is my very own recipe. It is just like normal pakoras but made with chicken and with a different technique and some extra ingredients. When I made it last year in an Iftar party, my guests loved it; the chicken was flavorsome, tender and juicy.
1.5 kilo chicken, cut into small pieces, tikka cut with bones
1 tbspn ginger garlic & green chilli paste
2 tbspns lemon juice
1 tbspn vinegar
Salt to taste
½ tspn black pepper
½ tspn chicken powder
1 tbspn cracked coriander seeds
A generous pinch of carom seeds
1 tspn roasted crushed cumin seeds
A generous pinch of kasuri methi (crushed between palms)
½ tspn garam masala powder
1 tbspn crushed anar dana (pomegranate seeds)
1 tbspn red chilli flakes & powder
A pinch of yellow food color
4 tbspns besan, chickpea flour
A pinch of baking powder
1 tspn levelled corn flour
1 tspn yogurt
Oil for deep frying (2 cups vegetable + 2 cup mustard oil)
In a mixing bowl, marinate chicken in salt, red chilli powder & flakes, lemon juice, ginger garlic & green chilli paste, vinegar, chicken powder, black pepper, carom seeds, cumin, food color & garam masala and keep aside for 40 to 50 minutes at room temperature or overnight in refrigerator.
In a separate bowl mix the remaining ingredients (except oil) and add it to the marinated chicken. Mix and keep aside for 10 minutes.
Mix and heat both the oils to 180 degrees Celsius and fry chicken pieces in batches for 7 – 8 minutes.