Street food style Chicken Pakodi, also known as Chicken Pakoda or Chicken Pakora, is a popular Indian street food dish made with marinated chicken and a batter of gram flour and spices, deep-fried till crispy golden brown. It’s typically served as a snack or appetizer and can be enjoyed with chutney or ketchup.
Here is a basic recipe for Street food style Chicken Pakodi:
- 1 lb of boneless chicken, cut into small pieces
- 1 cup of gram flour (besan)
- 1/2 cup of rice flour
- 1 tsp of red chili powder
- 1 tsp of coriander powder
- 1 tsp of cumin powder
- 1 tsp of ginger-garlic paste
- Salt, to taste
- Water, as needed
- Oil, for frying
- In a mixing bowl, combine the gram flour, rice flour, red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, ginger-garlic paste, and salt.
- Add the chicken pieces and mix well.
- Slowly add water and knead the dough until it becomes smooth and pliable.
- Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
- Using your hands or a spoon, drop small balls of the dough with chicken pieces into the hot oil.
- Fry the pakodis until they turn golden brown and crispy.
- Drain the pakodis on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
- Serve the Street food style Chicken Pakodi hot with chutney or ketchup.
Note: You can adjust the level of spiciness according to your preference. Also, you can add some chopped onions, curry leaves, or cilantro to the dough for extra flavor.