Chicken Pakoda

I guess I am suffering again from a blocked head today. I am not able to think much as to what to write. It’s already month end and in the next few hours, we will move onto the next month. Time is flying at maddening speed. But sometimes, you really need to sit back and ponder on how things are going on and how you want them to be…


I love the times when you can sit with stretched legs on a sofa, with a cup of hot tea, with no noise or disturbances in the background (read – sleeping kids!), allowing your mind to wander through sweet nothings and munching on some pakodas while sipping that chai. Nothing like it… When we go home for our summer vacations, and when it pours there, I love doing this in the front sit-out  watching the rain pour and enjoying the lovely breeze that accompanies it. Yes, I am a person who enjoys the climate – I hate summers, but if the day is to my liking, then it really affects my mood. 🙂


OK, so for that hot cup of chai, this chicken pakoda is perfect fodder. Have it warm and nothing beats the feeling of deja’vu that you get!! Seriously, I don’t like that picture on the top. After taking so many clicks, there was one that I really thought was good. When I was sorting out the pictures, I found that all were deleted except this. When I inquired with my HD, he said, “Isn’t that a good picture? I deleted the rest!!!” I didn’t know what to tell him. I know my pictures are not first class, but still when I thought it was good… Hmm… (the old picture moved to the end)




Updated with new pictures on December 17, 2017 – the climate today is just apt for these pakodas! Nice and gloomy since morning with some intermittent rains, and hopefully more rains during the evening and night are expected. That is when I remembered I had done new pictures for this post and thought will add them here… and drool at them, since I don’t want to eat them, but I wish I could! Hehe… I hope you are liking the new update to this post… 🙂




Below is the old picture HD thought was good enough… 😉 Hehe…






Chicken Pakoda

Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 250 gm boneless chicken cut into bite sized peices
  • To marinate:
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • For the rest:
  • 1-1/4 cup besan flour
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 large onions sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp chopped curry leaves
  • 3 green chillies chopped
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • Oil for frying


  • Marinate the chicken with the "To marinate" ingredients for minimum 1/2 an hour. The more you keep, the more tastier it becomes!!!
  • Add all the remaining ingredients except the oil into the chicken and mix well to form a thick batter. You may use little water, if you find it too dry. Adjust salt accordingly.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. When it is hot, drop spoonfuls of the mixture and fry on meduim-low heat till light brown in color.
  • Drain on kitchen towel and serve for your evening chai!!!

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  1. This is definitely a keeper Rafs!

    I love to hear the sound of rain and enjoy some peaceful time with myself!

    1. thank u so much dear… hey, u r like me in that case… 🙂

  2. Comeon…Pics are secondary…its the recipe that matters…..i loved it…gotto enjoy with the spring start here 🙂

    1. thank u so much divya for your encouraging comments… 🙂

  3. Lovely chicken pakoda…

    1. thank u priya…

  4. These look and sound so amazing! Fries are my weakness! The seasoning of curry and coriander leaves both sound wonderful. I'll have to try this! Thank you for sharing.

    1. thank u so much nilanjana… 🙂

  5. Rafee this is surely a great snack with a cup of tea.
    Do visit my space when free

    1. thank u so much rekha… will visit your space soon… 🙂

  6. Kothipicahllo Rafs..I knew that u r weather person..oh pls don't say u hate summer..if u come here and live for few weeks u will say the opposite ..haha..and u will hate rains too. :)I m enjoying my time as u said as my lil one is sound asleep 🙂

    1. i guess if you know how uae is, u wouldn't say that!!! here the summers r at 45 degrees with humidity hovering around 90% and it makes you sick to be outside! winters n spring is too good here… i can understand how it is in your side… 🙂 thank u for your lovely comments dear…

    2. I came to check whether u have updated ur space,,
      u r right dear..i know about ur weather dear ,have visited dubai twice,my sis lives there,last year i came in august and the sun was too harsh for us esp coming from here,I too thought cold weather is better than hot sun..

    3. So sweet of u… 🙂 august is such a bad time 2 come… :0

  7. Pakoda ,chaya,mazha simple things that is enough to make us happy to relax and unwind right!

    1. oh yes, meena!!! 🙂

  8. This is just yummy…

    1. thank u so much dear…

  9. OMG! Looks inviting…

    1. thank u so much divya…

  10. i never tasted chicken pakoda..ll try this soon:)

    1. if you try, do let me know… 🙂

  11. Pass me the plate dear..Any time crush.

    1. thank u so much dhyuthi…

  12. Omg, wish i get a huge bowl of this crispy beauties, quite addictive and prefect to enjoy with cup of coffee.

    1. just like you say akka, very addictive… thank you!!! 🙂

  13. Pakodas are so apt for this weather in UAE. yours look so delicious and crisp.

    1. glad to know that you are enjoying the weather dear… 🙂 thank u…

  14. They look delicious. Anyways pakodas always are delicious

    1. thank u so much humi… 🙂

  15. Delicious chicken pakoda Looks yumm with tea.

    1. thank u so much swathi… 🙂

  16. These pakodas are a perfect accompaniment for chai!

    1. thank u so much asiya… 🙂

  17. Perfect on a rainy day

    1. thank u so much dear…

  18. Nice and crispy chicken pakodas.. they look super delicious !
    Happy to follow you.. do like my page too..

    1. thank u so much shobha…already following u… 🙂

  19. I always believe its not the pic that matters but the quality of the recipe! This recipe is delicious, I just knew it..and it really reminds me of old days when hubs and i would go to the nearby Pakistani joint for a hot platter of chicken pakora, 1 am in the morning!!

    1. so sweet of you jehanne… yeah, the good old days, to say!!! 🙂

  20. Time is flying and I realize that too. I adore discovering new recipes and when I saw this pakoda with chicken, I got excited. This is a good change and that crispy burst is so good.

    1. thank u so much dear… 🙂

  21. Will try this soon Rafeeda.. Wish to have some right now 🙂

    1. thank u so much nilu…

  22. The idea of frying it with the onions in the batter is awesome. Love it

    1. thank u so much shella…

  23. pakodas are always a wonderful snack…and when it comes to chicken then what else to say….just love it…

    1. thank u so much ruxana… 🙂

  24. Hi Rafeeda, your chicken pakodas look so inviting. Must be a very addictive and hard to stop eating. :))

    Thanks for sharing the recipe. Have a good day.

    1. thank u so much amelia… 🙂

    1. thank u so much sitara… 🙂

  25. Hey..I luvd dis recipe.d way u explained it..Its just addictive,…Thinkin gof trying dis out dis Ramadan..
    Ramadan Kareem dear….

    1. thank u so much sajina… 🙂 ramadan kareem to u too… 🙂

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