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chicken pakora

Chicken Pakora Recipe | Chicken Pakoda

Chicken Pakora - Delicious, an easy and crunchy starter that takes only 30 minutes to prepare. Chicken pakora or pakoda is a fried appetizer made with chicken, cornflour, rice flour and with few spices.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Chicken Starters
Cuisine: Andhra, Indian
Servings: 4
Author: Pavani


  • Boneless chicken - 500 grams
  • Egg-1
  • Cornflour - 4 to 5 Tbsp
  • Rice flour - 2 Tbsp
  • Red chilli powder-2Tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder - 2 Tsp
  • Garam masala – ½ tsp
  • Black pepper powder – 1tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste- 2tsp
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Curry leaves - A handful
  • Slit Green Chillies-2
  • Salt to taste


  • In a mixing bowl, add chicken pieces, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala, pepper powder, ginger garlic paste and salt. Combine well.
  • Next add cornflour, rice flour and mix well properly so that chicken pieces are nicely coated.
  • Now add egg and combine well. If needed add 2 to 3 tablespoon of water. Make sure the chicken pieces are nicely coated in the mixture.
  • Heat a pan with oil for deep frying on medium flame. Once oil is hot enough slowly add chicken pieces in small batches and fry until they turn crispy and changes its colour.
  • Repeat the same process with the remaining pieces.
  • Add curry leaves, slit green chillies into the oil and fry for few seconds and remove it
  • Now add the fried curry leaves and green chillies over the chicken pieces and toss well.
  • Transfer into a serving plate and enjoy it by squeezing a lemon over the bites along with sliced onions.


  • Make sure the chicken pieces are nicely coated in the mixture.
  • Add only 2 to 3 tablespoon of water if required only.
  • If you don't like egg, add 2- 3 tablespoon of yoghurt.
  • Adjust the flours to get the right consistency.
  • Oil should be hot enough while frying the chicken bites otherwise it will be oily.
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