Sunday, May 27, 2012

Fried Whole Chicken

I made this first time...It was bit different method,and the result was just perfect ! ... Usually fried chicken become so dry because it takes around 1/2hr to get fully cooked in oil but this one was very crispy from outside yet juicy and soft from inside.The secret of this is steaming!! Yes ! I steamed the marinated chicken first then fried on very hot oil ! 


1 Whole chicken
1tsp Ginger- Garlic paste
1tsp Kashmiri Chili powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
3tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
1 Lemon juice
1/2lt Oil


  • Clean and dry the whole chicken.Make slits on breast and on joints.
  • Make paste of all spices,lemon juice and ginger-garlic paste.Rub this properly on chicken.Tie the legs tightly and keep in fridge for minimum 1/2hr.
  • Steam it on medium heat for around 1/2 hr.Take out and let it cool little bit.
  • Heat Oil in deep n wide pan.When it become very hot than slowly put steamed chicken in it.(oil will splutter,so be cautious)Just fry it till get golden color(arround 3-4 minutes each side).
  • Take out and let it cool for 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle some lemon juice and serve hot.

# In steaming water add 1black cardamom and few will give nice aroma to the bird.
## I used chicken of 750gm,bigger the bird more time it will take to fully cook in steam.


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