As much as we all love a traditional iftari of oily samosas and pakoras, we do tend to get fed up of eating the same foods all month. So, why not try something new to satisfy your cravings?
There are many easy and delicious recipes for popcorn chicken on the internet. However, here is one that is bound to become a family favourite! It’s quick to make, easy to understand and is prepared with the ingredients which are almost always available in your kitchen.
Chicken cubes (boneless and skinless) – 1/2 kg
Salt – 1/2 tsp
Black pepper – 1/4 tsp
White pepper – 1/4 tsp
Red chili flakes – 1/4 tsp
Soy Sauce – 1 tbsp
Chili Sauce – 1 tbsp
Vinegar – 1/2 tbsp
Milk – 1 cup
Egg – 1
Water – 2 tbsp
Maida – 1/2 cup
Corn flour – 1/4 cup
Salt – 3/4 tsp
Black pepper – 1/2 tsp
White pepper – 1/2 tsp
Red chili powder – 1/2 tsp
Paprika – 1/2 tsp
Cayenne powder – 1/2 tsp
Garlic powder – 1/2 tsp
Parmesan cheese (shredded) – 1/2 cup
Oil – for deep frying
Marinate chicken with salt, white and black pepper, red chili flakes, soy sauce, chili sauce and vinegar. Marinate for at least two hours.
In another bowl, mix the dry ingredients together. Add maida, corn flour, salt, black and white pepper, paprika, cayenne powder, garlic powder and Parmesan cheese and mix well.
In a separate bowl, add milk, water and egg and beat well.
Now, coat the marinated chicken with the dry ingredients. Add the coated chicken in the milk and egg mix and then coat it once again with the maida mixture.
Layer your coated chicken on a tray and put it in the freezer for two to three hours.
In a pan, add the oil and heat it up to medium high. Now add your popcorn chicken one by one and let it cook till it turns golden brown.
Serve hot with ketchup or your choice of dip.
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