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Chicken Pakora | How to make Chicken Pakoda with Step by Step Pictures

Chicken Pakora or Chicken Pakoda is a deep fried fritter made with chicken, spices, gram flour with onions, cashews to make crispy snack.
Course Appetizers & Starters
Cuisine My Kitchen, South Indian
Keyword Chicken Fry, Chicken Pakoda
By Cook Method Deep Fried
Occasion Holiday Special, Party
By Diet Non Vegetarian
Dish Type Chicken Dishes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marination Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Srivalli


For the marinade:

  • 250 gms Chicken
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • A pinch Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt adjust to your taste

For the Pakora

  • 1 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 cup Besan /Gram Flour
  • 2 tsp Corn flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup Onions
  • 3 medium Green Chilies
  • 10 Cashew Nuts
  • Curry Leaves handful
  • Coriander Leaves handful
  • Coriander Leaves for garnish
  • Cooking Oil for deep frying


For the Chicken Marinade

  • Wash and cut the chicken into small bite size pieces. Let it drain in a colander so that all the water drains off.
  • Then take the chicken in a bowl, add turmeric, salt, ginger garlic paste, and garam masala. Mix well and marinate for at least 30 mins. It tends to be better if you marinate for more time.
  • Cut the onions into julienne, chop green chilies into small pieces, have curry leaves and coriander leaves ready.

How to make the Chicken Pakora

  • Once the chicken is marinated, sieve in the besan into the chicken. Then add the onions, green chilies, curry leaves, coriander leaves, cashew nuts and mix everything well.
  • Heat oil for deep frying. When the oil is hot, drop the chicken pieces, making sure the chicken is spread nicely in the oil.
  • Cook on all sides, making sure it's cooked. Drain on a kitchen towel.


Since the chicken is marinated for a while, it doesn't take much time to cook. Check if the pakoras turn to golden and remove. That should be enough to get the chicken cooked.
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