This is a nice n spicy fried chicken without a coating. It is easy to make and goes well with a nice soupy daal or a vegetable gravy. The chicken can be marinated a day in advance and just fried. I love fried chicken and this has to be one of my all time comfort food!
This is best made with chicken legs and thighs or wings as its very succulent.
500 grams of chicken legs and thighs or just legs or thighs or wings skin removed
1 cup of thick coconut milk for soaking the chicken
1 teaspoon each of red chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder
1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
1 teaspoon of salt or to taste
Oil for frying.
Wash the chicken legs and thighs well and make some cuts in them. Pat them dry. Mix the coconut milk with all the spices and the salt and soak the chicken in this overnight or at least for 6 hours. Next day drain the chicken from the marinade. Add the ginger garlic paste to it and some more red chilli powder if you want it really spicy. Let it rest for another hour. Heat about two inches of oil in a non stick frying pan ( i used my ceramic pan) and when hot add the chicken pieces to the oil taking care not to over crowd the pan as the oil tends to bubble up and rise and we don´t want any accidents. Cover the pan to avoid the chicken splattering and fry till the chicken is golden brown on both sides, crispy and cooked through. Serve hot with wedges of lemon.
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For best results fry on medium heat. Can this be baked? Yes it can but it wont be that crispy and crunchy.
Please be careful while frying chicken as it tends to splutter. Thats why i tell you to cover the pan. If you want a real different taste do add some curry leaves to your ginger garlic paste.
Can you use olive oil to fry the chicken? Yes you can. Do you need to use a lot of oil to fry the chicken? Well , its always better to fry it in a good amount of oil, but you can´t use the oil after frying the chicken as it gets thick so i would suggest putting two inches of oil in the pan is good enough. What does one do with the remaining coconut milk ? Well that can be frozen and used for chicken curry 🙂 Please do not waste 🙂
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