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Afghani Chicken Fry: A Delicious Appetizer

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Yummy Afghani chicken fry

Yummy Afghani chicken fry

Lip-Smacking Afghani Chicken Fry

Afghani chicken fry is a fried chicken recipe that can be served as an appetizer or starter. It is prepared by marinating chicken with yoghurt, cream and spices. To give it a tandoori flavour, the marinating chicken is smoked with the help of a piece of coal.

This recipe is beloved by kids and adults alike. In order to prepare it, the chicken is marinated for a minimum of one hour (or overnight). After the marination, it can be ready to serve in just 30 minutes. Serve it with green chutney for a delicious accompaniment.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

15 min

30 min

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 800 grams chicken with bones
  • 8 tablespoons yoghurt, whisked
  • 8 tablespoons cream
  • 3 teaspoons ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons green chilli paste
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons dried fenugreek leaves
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chaat masala
  • several strands saffron
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • salt, to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 1 piece coal

Instructions

  1. Clean and wash the chicken pieces. Make deep slits in them for the marinade to soak in.
  2. Dry-roast the dried fenugreek leaves in a pan for 30 seconds. Let the leaves cool. Then crush them into a powder with your hand.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add the yoghurt and whisk it well.
  4. Add in the cream, ginger-garlic paste, green chilli paste, dried fenugreek leaves powder, garam masala powder, black pepper powder, chaat masala, salt, saffron (soaked in warm water) and lemon juice. Mix well.
  5. Add in the chicken pieces and mix well.
  6. Place a small bowl in the marinade. The heated coal will sit in the small bowl.
  7. Heat a piece of coal over a gas flame until red hot.
  8. Hold the hot coal with a pair of tongs and place it in the small bowl.
  9. Add a few drops of oil on top of the coal. It will start to smoke. Immediately cover the mixing bowl with the lid, to let the smoke remain inside.
  10. Set it aside for 1 hour or more.
  11. Remove the coal and mix the marinade once again before frying.
  12. Heat a frying pan with some oil.
  13. Add in the marinated chicken pieces, keeping the flame at medium.
  14. Flip the chicken pieces after 5-7 minutes.
  15. Fry until the marinade is absorbed by the chicken pieces and they are roasted well. Continue to fry until brown and crisp.
  16. Serve hot. Enjoy!

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Clean and wash the chicken pieces. Make deep slits in them for the marinade to soak in.

Clean and wash the chicken pieces. Make deep slits in them for the marinade to soak in.

Dry-roast dried fenugreek leaves in a pan for 30 seconds. Let them cool.

Dry-roast dried fenugreek leaves in a pan for 30 seconds. Let them cool.

Crush the leaves into a powder with your hand.

Crush the leaves into a powder with your hand.

Soak a few strands of saffron

Soak a few strands of saffron

In a mixing bowl, add yoghurt and whisk it well.

In a mixing bowl, add yoghurt and whisk it well.

Add cream.

Add cream.

Mix it well.

Mix it well.

Add ginger-garlic paste, green chilli paste, dried fenugreek leaves powder, garam masala powder, black pepper powder, chaat masala, and salt.

Add ginger-garlic paste, green chilli paste, dried fenugreek leaves powder, garam masala powder, black pepper powder, chaat masala, and salt.

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Also add saffron (soaked in warm water) and lemon juice.

Also add saffron (soaked in warm water) and lemon juice.

Mix well.

Mix well.

Add in the chicken pieces.

Add in the chicken pieces.

Mix well.

Mix well.

Heat a piece of coal over a gas flame until red hot.

Heat a piece of coal over a gas flame until red hot.

Place a small bowl in the marinade (for the hot coal).

Place a small bowl in the marinade (for the hot coal).

Add a few drops of oil on top of the hot coal. It will start to smoke.

Add a few drops of oil on top of the hot coal. It will start to smoke.

Immediately cover the mixing bowl with the lid to keep the smoke remain inside. Set it aside for 1 hour or more.

Immediately cover the mixing bowl with the lid to keep the smoke remain inside. Set it aside for 1 hour or more.

Remove the coal and mix the marinade once again before frying.

Remove the coal and mix the marinade once again before frying.

Heat a frying pan with some oil.

Heat a frying pan with some oil.

Add in the marinated chicken pieces, keeping the flame at medium.

Add in the marinated chicken pieces, keeping the flame at medium.

Flip the chicken pieces after 5-7 minutes.

Flip the chicken pieces after 5-7 minutes.

Fry until the marinade is absorbed by the chicken pieces and they are roasted well.

Fry until the marinade is absorbed by the chicken pieces and they are roasted well.

Fry until brown and crisp.

Fry until brown and crisp.

Serve hot.

Serve hot.

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