Sep 4, 2013

Home-style Crispy Fried Chicken

My wife prepared this dish for Eid and distributed it among our friends. Although this recipe is nothing super extra, it received a lot good reviews and we had so many asking for the recipe. What makes this chicken fry stand out is that despite of the crispiness outside it's soft and juicy inside.

I was so confused on what to name the dish and finally decided to go with "Home-style" as I am not sure of of its connection to any authentic dish. Comments welcome... hehe...

Try it out... Enjoi...

Preparation time: 30 Mins.
Cook time (incl. Prep. time): 40 Mins. (Plus 4 hrs. of marinating)

Serves: 6
Spice level: Medium


1. Chicken - 2 Lbs. (With bones, cut into medium cubes)
2. Red Chilli Powder - 2 Tsp.
3. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 Tsp.
4. Green Chilli - 1 (Chopped)
5. Fennel Seeds - 1/2 Tsp.
6. Black Pepper Powder - 1/4 Tsp.
7. Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 Tsp.
8. Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 Tbsp.
9. Curry Leaves - 10-15
10. Egg - 1
11. Corn Flour - 2 Tbsp.
12. Lime Juice - 1 Tsp.
13. Salt - 3/4 Tsp.
14. Veg. Oil - 2 Cups (or required to deep fry)


1. In a grinder, grind together all ingredients except egg and corn flour to make a fine paste.
2. In a large mixing bowl, mix well the ground paste and corn flour.
3. Whisk egg in a separate bowl and add this to the ground paste - corn flour mix.
4. Add chicken to the bowl and mix well with the marinate mix, until the chicken is evenly well coated with mix.
5. Cover the bowl and keep it refrigerated for at least 4 hrs. (overnight preferred).
6. Heat oil in a frying pan or wok.
7. Deep fry the chicken pieces oil until golden brown. Note that it could take a bit longer to fry, nut its worth the wait.
8. Remove it from the oil using a slotted spoon and serve it warm.

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