Chicken Pakora

Easy version of a popular Indian starter, can become a main course by doubling the stated quantities…

Ingredients (for 2)

  • 1/2 chicken breast (about 180 gr or 6 oz)
  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander / cilantro
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • oil for frying
  • salt


  • Cut the chicken breast into pieces, any size you like, and put it aside
  • Combine flour, garam masala powder, lemon juice, cilantro leaves (chopped) and a pinch of salt in a large bowl, add some water and mix well to get a thick batter
  • Dip the chicken pieces in the batter and coat well
  • Drop them gently in the frying oil (use a wok for best results) and cook for a few minutes until golden brown
  • Remove the chicken from the pan with a slotted spoon and place it on paper towel to absorb any excess oil

Best Served With

Mint chutney and naans

Tips from the Chef

  • Add water in little quantities to the batter, so you can easily obtain the right thickness
  • Try adding fresh chillies to the mix for extra spiciness!