By Nandini Bhushan*
Much like the Indian culture, the cuisine of India is blessed with an immense range of traditional as well as regional food. Depending upon the availability of local vegetables, fruits, Spices and herbs along with the climatic factor, Indian food varies in choices. Each state is influenced with these choices making them unique and distinctive from one another.
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Chicken Farcha is indeed the Parsi version of the Kentucky fried chicken that is an integral menu for their festivals and celebration. The most sought after Parsi delicacy, every bite of chicken farcha is a delight with crispy and crunchy outside and tender and juicy inside. The parsis relish it at all their feast along with salad and chutney.
Chicken boneless : 250 gms
Ginger garlic paste : 2 tsp
Coriander powder : 1 tsp
Red chilli powder : 2 tsp
Crushed black pepper : ½ tsp
Garam masala : ½ tsp
Lemon juice : 2 tsp
Salt as required
Egg : 2
Bread crumb : ½ cup
Oil for frying
Clean the chicken and cut into medium sized pieces.
In a bowl mix together the ginger garlic paste, red chilli powder, coriander powder, crushed pepper, lemon juice, garam masala and salt.
Add the chicken pieces to it and give it a good mix. Leave it aside for at least half an hour.
Whisk egg in a separate bowl along with salt and red chilli powder.
Spread the bread crumbs on a plate.
Heat oil in a pan.
Coat the marinated chicken first with the bread crumbs and then dip in the bitten egg.
Deep fry on medium flame until golden brown and crispy. Serve it hot with chutney of your taste.
*Nandini Bhushan is a well-known food blogger