Chicken pakora is an irresistibly crunchy chicken snack or an appetizer that is enjoyed all over India as a street food or served in restaurants as well.

Pakora means fritter and is a deep fried snack created by choosing one or two main ingredients, such as onion, eggplant, potato, cauliflower etc, as well as proteins like fish and chicken, that are then dipped in a batter made from gram flour and lots of fragrant spices and herbs and deep-fried.

Gram flour, also knows is chickpea flour or besan is a quintessential ingredients in Indian cooking, it is gluten free and has higher protein and fiber content. It is mixed with rice or corn flour to help achieve the crispiest texture in chicken pakora. Make sure not to alter the ration of besan to rice/or corn flour in the recipe for the best results.

The batter is spiced with the fundamental herbs of Indian cooking for the most aromatic and flavorful chicken pakoras.

Chicken pakoras are mouthwatering mouthfuls of dynamite flavors that burst in your mouth like confetti. They are irresistibly crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside and are guaranteed to excite the taste buds with a perfect amount of spice. Dip them in mayo, ketchup or a chutney for a yummy snack.

Follow the steps below to make the best chicken pakoras.