Chicken Pakora Recipe

Serves 4
Difficulty: Easy
Total: 30 mins
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins

Tender pieces of chicken and vegetables in a mildly spiced batter, fried until crispy and golden brown. These make an ideal snack and are a great crowd pleasing party food.

This recipe uses our versatile Onion Bhaji Mix.

Chicken Pakora Recipe


  • East at Home Onion Bhaji Mix
  • 2 large (300g) onions peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 chicken breast sliced into thin strips
  • 1 egg
  • Handful of chopped coriander (optional)
  • Oil for deep frying


  1. In a bowl add all the ingredients except for the oil and combine until the mixture becomes a sticky, and slightly doughy consistency. If the mixture is still dry add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water.

  2. Form the mixture into balls roughly 4 cm diameter and 40g each.

  3. Deep fry (for best results)
    Heat some oil for deep frying to 160°C. Gently place the balls in the hot oil in small batches.

  4. Deep fry for around 10 minutes turning the pakoras occasionally so that they cook evenly and turn a deep golden brown.

  5. Ensure that the chicken is cooked properly then drain the pakoras on kitchen paper and serve whilst hot with a mint sauce dip.

  6. OR alternatively air fry

    • Heat the air fryer to 160°C. Brush or spray the pakoras generously with oil and place in the air fryer for 10 minutes.
    • Turn the pakoras over and brush or spray again with oil. Cook for a further 10 minutes until they are cooked evenly and turn a deep golden brown and the chicken is cooked properly.


  1. You can leave the vegetables out and use just chicken. In which case double the quantity of chicken used.

  2. Smaller pakoras will cook quicker and be crispier.

  3. Add a few finely chopped chillies to the mixture to add a spicy kick to the pakoras.

This recipe uses our versatile Onion Bhaji Mix

  • Onion Bhaji Mix
    Onion Bhaji Mix

    Onion Bhaji Mix

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    Make perfectly crispy, restaurant style onion bhajis in less than 20 minutes