How to make Crunchy Indian Fried Chicken -

Chicken legs marinated in a spicy marinade, dipped in buttermilk, rolled in spiced flour and deep fried and served with aioli sauce. . Crispy-crunchy Indian fried chicken with and tandoori-spiced yogurt marinade. Pretty darn irresistible.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Chicken legs (चिकन टंगड़ी), Red chilli-garlic chutney (लाल मिर्च और लहसुन की चटनी)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Crunchy Indian Fried Chicken

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Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 2.30-3 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Crunchy Indian Fried Chicken Recipe

  • Chicken legs cut into two parts 4

  • Red chilli-garlic chutney 3 tablespoons

  • Ginger paste 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic paste 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Black salt (kala namak) to taste

  • Mustard oil 1 tablespoon

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Buttermilk 1 cup

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • For aioli

  • Egg white 1

  • Oil ¾ cup

  • Fresh mint leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Iceberg lettuce leaves as required

  • Mint sprig for garnishing

Method

Step 1

Put 2 tablespoons red chili-garlic paste, ginger paste, 1 tablespoon garlic paste, salt, black salt and mustard oil in a bowl and mix. Add chicken, mix and refrigerate to marinate for 2-3 hours.

Step 2

2. To prepare sauce, put remaining garlic paste and egg white in a bowl and whisk with an electric beater. Add oil gradually and whisk till light and fluffy. Add mint leaves and salt and mix well. Transfer into another bowl.

Step 3

Take flour in another bowl. Add chili powder and salt and mix.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 5

Coat each marinated chicken leg piece with flour mixture, dip in buttermilk and repeat the process twice. Place them on a plate.

Step 6

Deep-fry the chicken leg pieces in hot oil till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 7

Transfer sauce into a small serving bowl and place on one side of a serving platter. Put lettuce leaves on other side of the platter and place fried chicken leg pieces on top.

Step 8

Garnish the sauce with a fresh mint sprig and serve hot.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.