Fool-Proof Chicken Fry Recipe:
Serves - 5
Chicken - 500g, medium cut pieces, with or without bone.
Salt - 1/2 tsn or to taste (added less as the masala I used contained salt in it
Chicken 65 Masala - 25g (I used Star Masala, I recommend 'Aachi')
Worcestershire Sauce - 1/2 tsn (optional)
Soya Sauce(Dark) - 1 tbsn
Tomato Ketchup - 2 tbsn
Thick Curd - 4 tbsn
Coriander/Dhania Powder - 1 tsn
Ginger-garlic paste - 2 tsn
Green Chilli Sauce - 1 tsn (Or use 3-4 drops of fiery Tabasco sauce)
Lime Juice - 1 tsn
Egg-white - 3 tsn
Vinegar - 1/2 tsn
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsn
Honey - 2 &1/2 tbsn
Maida/Refined flour - 3 heaped tbsn
Cornflour - 1 heaped tsn
Oil - for frying
- Wash the chicken pieces, drain out any excess water. Poke the chicken pieces with a fork well and set aside.
- Add in all the ingredients except the Oil and mix well. Get your hands dirty, enjoy the process. Marinade it for half an hour minimum (I mean the Chicken, not your hands!).
- Heat oil in a deep pan on medium flame. Drop in the pieces one by one and deep-fry them till they turn a good charred brown (like the looks of a well made tandoori chicken)
- Serve with some dip or pudina chutney or just gorge them down like I do. Enjoy!
Conclusion: This recipe is the one staple side-dish that we cook frequently (as frequently as we buy meat from the market) and I stick by its flavours. The Honey is staple to this dish which balances all the heat and caramelizes the skin of the chicken really well leaving you with a subtle sweet taste off-beating the evident medium-spicy flavours. Stock up on Ginger-garlic paste (or the raw ingredients) before making this dish, as they are necessary for tenderizing the meat and all the flavours to soak in. A good snack to munch on while watching a favourite show/ movie on TV.