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Indian fried chicken

Indian fried chicken

 

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Indian fried chicken

Deep fried chicken using an Indian spiced batter

Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups Plain flour
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp tumeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 litre vegetable oil
  • 4 pieces chicken breast approx. 400-500g
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander

Instructions

  1. Heat the coriander, cumin and fennel seeds over a medium heat in a small frying pan for a few minutes until they begin to smell aromatic, be careful not to burn

  2. Lightly crush the roasted spices in a pestle and mortor

  3. In a  mixing bowl, combine the crushed spices, powdered spice and salt with the flour

  4. Whisk the eggs in a bowl and set aside

  5. Cut the chicken breasts in to 1-2 inch cubes

  6. Take each piece of chicken, dip in the egg mixture and roll in the flour mixture - ensuring the piece is well coated, and place on a plate.  Repeat until all pieces are coated.

  7. In a deep frying pan / wok, add the vegetable oil and place on full heat until the temperature reaches 375 F / 190 C

  8. Add half of the chicken to the oil and deep fry for 5 to 10 minutes, occasionally turning each piece.  

  9. If you have a meat thermometer (i.e. a Thermapen), the internal temperature of cooked chicken should be 175 F / 75 C.  The juices of the chicken should run clear and the meat should be white inside.

  10. Transfer the cooked chicken to a paper towel lined plate / tray and allow to drain.  Repeat for the second batch.

  11. Sprinkle over some garam masala and the chopped coriander and serve.



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