Sunday, June 19, 2016



Pakoda / pakora is a very popular and common Indian snack. Spicy crispy snacks are part and parcel of Indian cuisine. Most common pakora / pakoda varieties are palak pakora, onion pakoda, paneer pakoda, aloo pakora and like so.  Chicken pakoda / pakora is a wonderful crispy fritters made using chicken chunks and gram flour. Spicy pakora with chicken flavor in each bites  is a must try recipe for a lovely evening.  A spicy crispy snack along with evening hot tea is always a delightful feel.  In Malabar region (Kerala), these Pakoras are inevitable part of Ifthar dish. Hope this recipe will be a great share and do try. So here is the recipe showing how to making chicken pakora / pakoda.

chicken pakoda

chicken pakoda


How to make chicken pakoda

Boneless chicken chunks          - half a cup
Onion                                       - 1 small sized, very finely chopped
Ginger garlic crushed               - half tsp
Green chilies chopped              - half tsp
Chopped coriander leaves         - 1 tsp
Curry leaves chopped                - half tsp
Turmeric powder                        - half tsp
Red chili powder                        - 1 tsp
Gram flour / besan                      - 4 or 5 tbsp
Rice flour                                    - 1 tbsp


  • Cut the boneless chicken into small chunks.
  • In a bowl add finely chopped onion, ginger garlic crushed, green chilies chopped, chopped coriander leaves, chopped curry leaves and quarter tsp of salt. Crush it well with hand.
  • Now add the chicken chunks to this and combine well. 
  • Then add chili powder and turmeric powder. Combine well.
  • Let it stay in freezer for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile combine gram flour, rice flour in a bowl along with 1 tbsp of water . Make a thick paste. Add a pinch of salt if required. 
  • Now add the chicken - onion mixture to this gram flour paste. Mix very well. 
  • Heat oil in a wok and drizzle the batter with hand or can drop it using a small spoon. 
  • Deep fry in a medium flame until golden and crispy.
  • Serve hot with tomato chutney or ketchup.
Also please watch the making BREAD chicken pakoda

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