I am slightly in love with M&S chicken pakoras, they are just gorgeous little bites of spicy, crispy chicken. At around Â£2 for 4 bite sized bits they are not cheap, plus I do not know where the chicken has come from, it could be any old broiler bird for all I know.
With this in mind I set myself the challenge of making my own pakoras, using meat from our local farm shop. The ingredients listed on the packaging seemed pretty straightforward, so with no further ado, I give you my version of chicken pakoras.
Chicken Pakora â€“ feeds 2
2 Chicken breasts cut into bite size chunks
1 cube of garlic/ginger paste
12 curry leaves crushed fine
50g gram flour
1tsp each of turmeric, paprika, fenugreek, smoked paprika
Pinch of hot chilli powder
pinch of salt
juice of 1/2 a lemon
2 tbsp rapeseed oil (I use a chilli infused one)
Mix all of the above ingredients to make a thick batter/marinade. You may need to add a little water. Put the chicken in the marinade and leave to marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
Take it out of the fridge 20 â€“ 30 mins before you want to start cooking. I baked mine in the oven, 30 mins @170c (fan) but you could grill them or cook them in a frying pan.
We had ours with a naan bread and aloo sag. They would also be good in a corn wrap or chapatti with some salad and salsa or raita.
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