Chicken pakora

    25 min

    A deliciously crunchy and satisfying Indian starter, which is perfect when served with a variety of sauces. These chicken pakoras are quick and easy to make and taste fantastic.


    California, United States
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    Serves: 6 - 8

    • 450g cubed chicken
    • 1/2 small cabbage, finely chopped
    • 2 carrots, grated
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon tandoori masala powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 handful chopped fresh coriander
    • 5 tablespoons gram flour (chickpea or besan flour)
    • vegetable oil

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Mix together chicken, cabbage and carrots. Season with turmeric, chilli powder, ground coriander, cumin, tandoori masala, salt and fresh coriander.
    2. Add gram flour and just enough water to create a smooth, heavy mixture, that clings the chicken and vegetables. Mix well.
    3. Heat a large pot of oil over low heat. Add the mixture by the spoonful and cook gently, until the chicken is cooked through. Turn the heat up and fry until golden and crispy.
    4. Scoop out with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen towels. Serve hot with a variety of sauces, such as hot chilli sauce, plain yoghurt or tamarind sauce.

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    Totally love it, very very very tasty and really easy to make. Really filling so can only eat a few before a main meal. I cooked this for friends and was told that it was better than the pakora we eat at our local indian restaurant!  -  02 Nov 2011


    really delicious !!! Made this for friends and everyone loved it !!!  -  01 May 2014


    Superb!! So surprised at how easy it is to make and how utterly delicious it tastes. Had it as a main with mushroom rice and salad - YUM!  -  05 May 2015