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Chicken Pakoras

Updated: Aug 13, 2023

Every day of Ramadan is important to us Muslims and when the kids are starting their fasting journey, I love making new and exciting snacks for when they break their fast. They love the idea of trying new things after a few hours on an empty stomach. In our home, we try to show the children the idea behind fasting, why we do it and how it benefits everyone. I will get them to hand out drinks, snacks and basics to those who need it. To those in shelters, give food at food banks, or even some who need it on the streets. There are so many people who are doing without the basic necessities and Ramadan is a great time to teach children about giving back.

chicken pakoras

Preparation Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Serves 4-6


250 grams chicken breast- cut into strips

1 medium onion- sliced

1-2 green chillies- chopped

3/4 tablespoon garlic and ginger paste

1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder

1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

1/3 teaspoon salt

Handful of coriander leaves- chopped

3/4 teaspoon coriander powder

1 cup gram flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Enough water to make a thick batter

Oil for deep frying

chicken pakoras


  1. Combine the gram flour, salt, turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder and baking powder. Mix well.

  2. Add the garlic, ginger, onions and green chillies. Add enough water to make a thick batter.

  3. Add chicken and mix well to coat the chicken.

  4. Heat the oil for frying to 170c. Fry small portions of dough for 3-4 donuts until golden.

  5. Remove the pakoras from the oil and blot on kitchen paper to remove excess oil.

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