Monday, July 27, 2015

CRISPY FRIED CHICKEN - How to make the best fried chicken at home

            
            Fried chicken is so popular because of its taste and is a hot and cold plate snack. It is often a  part of  menu in wedding ceremony or any other party as well. 
              Fried chicken is the cuisine of Southern US. Chicken is marinated, dipped in egg battered, coated with flour and then deep fried. This can be done in various methods. Now a days fried chicken has become a part of each and every fast food restaurant in different names such as kfc, mfc, cfc, afc ...so on. 
                  This is my simple recipe showing how to make fried chicken at home. Trust me, i made this in only 35 minutes ( preparation plus cooking time ). It turned out really really well. Its crispy, soft, yummy with a tempting smell. I did't added any extra flavor, only with the common spices available in kitchen. So lets start the recipe of the best tasty crispy soft fried chicken.. 




INGREDIENTS
Oil                                     - for frying

FOR CHICKEN MARINATION...
Chicken                              -with skin 4 pieces
Kashmiri chilli powder     - 2 tbsp 
Pepper powder                  - 1 tsp
Soy sauce                           - 3 tbsp
Cornflour                           - 6 tbsp
Salt

FOR DIPPING...

Egg                                     - 1 
Curd                                   -  2 tsp
Salt                                     - a pinch

FOR  COATING
Plain flour  / maida           -  5 tbsp
Cornflour                          -   5 tbsp
Custard powder               -   5 tbsp
White pepper (optional )
Garlic powder (optional)


PREPARATION

  • Wash and drain the excess water from chicken by squeezing it several times. Make slits with a knife.
  • Mix well, the chicken marination ingredients and make a paste. Marinate the chicken and keep it aside. 
  • Mix the egg and curd with a whisker and set aside.
  • Now in a separate bowl mix  in custard, plain flour, cornflour, white pepper and salt . keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a nonstick vessel (oil must covers the chicken).
  • When hot, take a marinated chicken,dip in egg mix and then coat with the flour mix and then put in the hot oil.
  • While mixing in the flour batter,  just squeeze the chicken with flour, so that the flour evenly mix with the chicken.
  • Fry each side in a medium flame.
  • Do not fry over high flame, as it will make the crust burnt leaving an under done chicken.
  • Drain it to a tissue for removing excess oil.
  • Once the chicken is done , it will be crispy but after few seconds it will become soft.
  • Serve hot with french fries, garlic sauce and tomato sauce.




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