Easy chicken fry recipe: Tender, juicy in the middle with a crispy, spicy coating these fried chicken are simple-to-make and completely addictive.
Course Appetizer, Snack, Starter
Keyword Chicken fry, Easy chicken fry recipe, How to make chicken fry at home, Indian chicken fry
INGREDIENTS ( 1 CUP = 240 ML )
500gramschicken drumsticks or 1.1 lbs
1-½tsplime juicefreshly squeezed
1tspraw papaya paste
1tspKashmiri red chili powder(mild)
½tspgaram masala powder
5tbspcornflour or cornstarch
Oil for frying
Wash the chicken, drain excess water, and pat dry them using kitchen tissue.
Now with the help of a knife cut deep slashes into each chicken leg and keep them in a bowl.
Add lime juice, ginger-garlic paste, raw papaya paste, along with salt and combine everything together well. Cover and leave it in the refrigerator for 2 hours. You can even marinate it overnight if you have time.
Now add crushed black pepper, soy sauce, garam masala powder, Kashmiri red chili powder(non-spicy), egg, and cornflour. Mix well.
Heat sufficient oil in a large kadai or pan. Once the oil is hot enough(before it starts to smoke), reduce the flame to medium and fry the chicken in batches (depending on the size of the pan) for 6-7 minutes or until crisp and cooked through over medium flame and turn sides in between.
Once done carefully remove them from the hot oil to a kitchen tissue lined-plate to drain off the excess oil.
Repeat the same process and fry the remaining chickens.
Serve fried chicken hot. Sprinkle chaat masala, if desired.
Do not add extra water.
For the crispy texture, the chicken pieces need to have a thick coating. Too much moisture will make them soft.
Always add the cornflour just before frying.
Make sure the oil is hot enough(before it starts to smoke) before frying or else the chicken pieces will soak up oil.
Do not overcrowd the pan.
The chicken legs need to be fried over medium flame. Frying over the high flame will burn them from outside without cooking inside.
Green chili paste and spicy chili powder could be used for a more spicy flavor.
These could be air fried rather than deep-fried for a healthy version.