Zinger Chicken Pakoda

This snack has an authentic Indian taste inspired by vegetarian pakoras with a non-vegetarian twist. If you are looking for a slight change from the regular fritters, try this variant for an evening snack.


  • 2 Cups Chickpeas Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Rice Flour
  • 2 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Carrom Seeds
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1/2 Cup Coriander Leaves (finely chopped)
  • 1/4 Baking Powder
  • 2 Green Chillis
  • 7 Garlic Cloves (finely chopped)
  • 2 Tbsp Ginger (finely chopped)
  • 3 Tbsp Peanuts
  • 250 Gms Chicken (cut into small pieces)
  • 2 Onions (thinly chopped)
  • Sunflower Oil (for frying)


Prep: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes

  1. For the marination, take green chillis, garlic, ginger, 1/2 tsp of salt and carrom seeds and crush it into a paste. Then marinate the chicken in this paste and set aside in the fridge for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine flour, spices and baking powder. Mix well and whisk until a smooth batter.
  3. Add in the coriander leaves, peanuts, onions, chilli powder and marinated chicken. Let it rest for a while.
  4. Heat oil in a frying pan over a high flame and add a heaped tablespoon of the mixture. Fry on a medium flame for 5 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  5. Drain the oil on a paper towel and serve hot.