Crunchy chicken pakoda

chicken pakoda

Crunchy chicken pakoda is the perfect snack that goes superbly well with your refreshing evening tea. Here is the pretty simple recipe for south Indian style chicken pakoda.

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¼  kg chicken
1 small piece ginger
4 cloves garlic
3 green chillies
Palm full of coriander leaves
2 sprigs curry leaves
1 sprig mint leaves
Juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp vegetable oil/coconut oil
¼ tsp turmeric powder
3 tbsp Kashmiri chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
¼ cup all purpose flour
¼ cup gram flour
2 tbsp pathiri/appam flour
Salt as required

Crush the ginger, garlic, green chillies, coriander leaves, mint leaves and curry leaves
Marinate the chicken pieces with this masala, salt, turmeric powder, Kashmiri chilli powder, garam masala, lemon juice and salt as required
Keep the marinated chicken aside for at least half an hour
Dust the marinated chicken pieces in a mixture of all purpose flour, gram flour and appam/pathir flour
Deep fry the chicken pakoda in hot oil
Fry some split green chillies and curry leaves as well to garnish
Serve hot with tomato ketchup or coriander chutney.