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Air Fried Crispy Chicken Pakoras | Guilt Free Snack

Healthy, delicious & crispy chicken pakoras or fritters that are air-fried…

Crispy chicken fritters or pakoras cooked to perfection in the air fryer. I’m quite impressed with how crispy these fritters turned out when air-fried. It’s perfectly healthy and guilt-free snack, enjoy with a cup of cardamom tea.

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Air Fried Crispy Chicken Pakoras- Guilt Free Snack
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: Makes 7
  • Chicken breasts boneless, diced very small- 1 chicken breast (or use thighs)
  • Onion, chopped small- ¼ cup
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tsp
  • Green chilies, chopped- 2
  • Cilantro, chopped- 2 tbsp
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp
  • Garam masala- ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Salt- ¾ tsp
  • Gram flour or besan or chickpea flour- ¼ cup
  • Rice flour- 2 tbsp
  • Water- 2 tbsp
  1. Dice the chicken breasts very small or pulse the chicken in a food processor.
  2. I've taken 1 boneless chicken breast, will make 7 pakoras. For making more, double or triple the ingredients.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the chicken along with above-mentioned ingredients.
  4. Add the gram flour and rice flour to the chicken; combine well.
  5. Add 1 to 2 tbsp water, just enough to bind the mixture. Combine well.
  6. I've used Instant Pot duo crisp & air fryer. Any kind of air fryer can be used.
  7. Place the air fryer basket in the stainless steel pot, place the broil tray in it & line the broil tray with parchment paper.
  8. Place medium-sized pakora mixture on the parchment paper, don't have to make into rolls.
  9. Drizzle a tsp of oil.
  10. Close the pot with the air fryer lid.
  11. Select air fry, time 20 minutes, temperature 400 F or 200 C.
  12. After 20 minutes of air frying, open the lid.
  13. Crispy chicken pakoras will be ready. Transfer to a plate.
  14. The outside will be crispy with a tender & juicy inside.
  15. Enjoy with tomato ketchup.
  16. Serve hot with a cup of cardamom tea.




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