Recipe for Quick and Easy Chicken Pakora, Served with Indian Green Chutney and Raita Yogurt Sauce A straightforward recipe for chicken nuggets with an exotic flavor that does not use gluten.
Do You Have a Recipe for Indian Chicken Nuggets?
The culinary customs of India’s many different regions are representative of the country’s rich cultural diversity. Each area of the world is home to a distinct method of preparing food as well as a unique assortment of recipes… The majority of which are unable to be found anywhere else on the planet.
On the streets of India are created some of the country’s most distinctive recipes. Along the busy roads and in the open-air markets, you can find a wide variety of delicious foods to try. These foods range from puffed grain salads to savory pastries with bubbly toppings.
A pakora is a type of fried snack food that can be found not only in India but also in other parts of Asia. When most people in the west first see chicken pakora, the first thing that pops into their heads is a mental image of fried chicken nuggets.
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The dish known as Chicken Pakora is extremely well-liked and is comparable to chicken nuggets in that it is made up of pieces of chicken that are first coated in breading and then fried in oil.
However, a good Chicken Pakora Recipe has an interesting flavor that is tinged with spices, is free of gluten because it is made with chickpea flour, and is typically served with Green Chutney and/or Raita Yogurt Sauce for dipping.
It should also be mentioned that chicken is not an essential component of pakora in all cases. In point of fact, the vast majority of pakora that can be purchased on the streets of India are made with vegetables, making them more comparable to fried vegetable fritters (or veggie tempura) than chicken nuggets.
Easy Chicken Pakora for Home Cooks
Although there are many intricate Pakora recipes online that include hard-to-find ingredients, at least hard to find here in the United States, today I’m sharing my simplified home-cook version.
Permit me to be clear… This recipe calls for a significant number of components, including the use of a deep fryer as well as the preparation of two different sauces. I do not want to give you the wrong impression.
This method, on the other hand, is much simpler than the conventional Indian Pakora Recipes, and it does not compromise the taste or the consistency of the food.
If you cook on a regular basis, you probably already have most of the ingredients (like the spices) in your kitchen pantry. The majority of the ingredients are pantry staples.
I have no doubt that preparing our Easy Indian Chicken Pakora with Green Chutney and Raita will not only be enjoyable and gratifying for you, but that eating it will be an even more pleasurable experience.
The chicken pieces have an exterior that is incredibly crisp, while the interior remains tender and is bursting with an exotic flavour.
The Pakora can be enlivened with a spicy-herb Green Chutney or cooled down with a Raita yoghurt sauce thanks to the two sauces, which give you the option to do either.
Who Should Make This Recipe for Chicken Pakora? [Who Should Make It]
If you have ever ordered Chicken Pakora at your go-to Indian restaurant, but you never dreamed it would be possible to make it on your own at home, then…
If you are itching to experiment with something new in the kitchen that will make everyone go crazy for it…
Or, if you are a fan of fried chicken (or chicken nuggets) and are looking for a way to make things a little more interesting…
This is the recipe that you should follow!
Making our Chicken Pakora Recipe requires very little time spent preparing the ingredients and very little cooking expertise.
You will need to simply:
- A sizable cooking vessel for frying.
- A thermometer for use in cooking
- A blender for blending the two sauces together.
- A decent spice rack
The batter gets its colour and spice from the addition of Kashmiri chilli. In the event that you are unable to locate it, you may substitute a combination of paprika and cayenne pepper.
Garam Masala is a common Indian spice blend that should be in the spice aisle at your local market. However, you can also make your own Garam Masala at home!
Chickpea Flour (or Garbanzo Bean Flour) would most likely be found with the other wheat flour alternatives in the baking section. Also, look for Gram Flour or Besan Flour. They are all made from a similar type of legume.
The recipe for an easy chicken pakora, along with a video demonstration, can be found in the recipe card that follows. Enjoy!
The Recipes for the Dipping Sauces: Green Chutney and Raita
If you want to enjoy the Chicken Pakora Recipe, you can do so even if you don’t make the dipping sauces.
However, they are very simple to prepare in the blender and add a SIGNIFICANT amount to the overall experience as well as the flavor.
In the event that you are only going to prepare one sauce, my recommendation is that you make green chutney. The heavy spice essence of the Pakora breading is really lightened up by the vibrant flavour of pureed cilantro, mint, ginger, and lemon.
Be sure to keep an eye on how much heat there is… The Chicken Pakora and the Green Chutney with lots of spicy heat are two of my family’s favourites at this restaurant. Nevertheless, the level of heat in either one of these recipes can be adjusted.
Questions That Are Typically Asked
PAKORA RECIPE THAT IS FREE OF GLUTEN?
To answer your question, yes, this recipe is gluten-free.
These chicken nuggets are completely safe for people who have a sensitivity to gluten because we are only using chickpea flour in their preparation.
LEFTOVERS AND FREEZING
When eaten right away, fried chicken of any variety, in particular, tastes best. On the other hand, this Chicken Pakora can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days without losing much of its flavour. You can get the bread’s crunch back by rewarming it in the oven.
After you have finished cooking, you can place any leftovers in the freezer. They can be kept frozen for up to three months if they are stored in an airtight container.
once it is prepared to be served. Defrost the chicken pakora and then reheat it in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for eight to twelve minutes.
Additional Recipes with an Indian Flair
Easy Chicken Pakora Recipe
Recipe for Simple Chicken Pakoras accompanied by Indian Green Chutney and Raita Yogurt Sauce! A straightforward recipe for chicken nuggets with an international twist!
- Marinate the Chicken Pakora: Set out a large mixing bowl. Add the chicken pieces, salt, all spices, egg whites, lemon juice, and cilantro. Mix well to coat and set aside for at least 10 minutes. (If you are sensitive to spice, use only 1/2 – 1 teaspoon kashmiri chile.)
- Meanwhile, set a large saucepot over medium heat. Add a cooking thermometer to the side of the pot. Then pour in 1 1/2 – 2 inches of high-heat cooking oil. Wait until the temperature rises to 350-360 degrees F.
- Make the dipping sauces: Set out a blender. Starting with the Raita, place all the ingredients in the blender. (Start with 1 tablespoon of sugar, then add more if needed.) Cover and puree until smooth. Pour the Raita in a bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Next, add all the Green Chutney ingredients to the blender. (No need to wash the blender jar in between.) Add the entire bunch of cilantro, stems and all. If you are sensitive to spice, use only half of the serrano pepper and remove the seeds. Pour in 1/4 cup water. Cover and puree until smooth. Pour the green chutney into a bowl and set aside.
- Prep the Chicken for Frying: When the oil is close to 350-360 degrees F, use a spoon to mix the chickpea flour into the chicken and marinade. Mix well. Then mix in 1/4 – 1/3 cup water to loosen the batter. Be careful not to add too much water. It should be thick and pasty, so it sticks to the chicken well.
- Make Ahead? Chicken Pakora is actually pretty amazing as a leftover. You can make and rewarm in the oven 1-2 days in advance.
- If you want to make it an hour or two before serving, you can turn the oven on the lowest heat (usually around 175-200) and place the chicken in the oven to keep it warm and crisp.
- Gluten-Free! Because chicken pakora is made with chickpea flour, instead of wheat flour, this recipe is completely gluten-free.