Appetizers: Chicken Pakoras! Simple and full of flavor!

I have a great recipe today that I am in love with! We have made this a handful of times over the past couple weeks. It is really sooooooo simple to make. What I like about recipes like this is that there is virtually no way to mess it up! There are no measurements needed to make this also (which is a plus!) Its all about taste. You make it as spicy and flavorful as you want :)

Chicken Pakoras are made by using a simple marinade recipe that I will share with you. When going about making a new dish I traditionally go and search the web for hundreds of different versions of the recipe. I compare and contrast them seeing which ingredients are a 'Must have' which aren't really needed... in this case which will create that great traditional flavor.. and overall which mixture tends to produce the most delicious and well presented meal.

Here we go!


1. 2 green chili peppers (one chopped and one for garnish)
2. 1 tbsp of lemon juice
3. Lemon slices (garnish)
4. 1 drop of red food color
5. 1 cup of corn flour
6. 2 tablespoons of "Woolworth's Moroccan paste" which is a paste mixture of ginger, garlic, coriander, and cumin
7. Salt and Pepper to taste
8. 1 large egg
9. 1 tsp. red chili powder
10. Chicken cut into bite size pieces


In a large bowl combine all ingredients (except chicken) and mix until well combined. Add the chicken and stir until chicken is entirely covered. Cover with cling wrap and place in the fridge for up to 30 minutes (longer the better but it will still taste great!). In a skillet with a light layer of oil fry your pakoras turning until they are fully cooked and golden brown. Garnish with a green chili and lemon slice.

TIP: As I said above everything is really 'to taste' this is roughly the amount I used for my pakoras but you are welcome to adjust the mixture to your liking. Just make sure that it doesn't become to watery! If it does add more corn flour.