Best homemade fry chicken recipe

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Garnished chicken fry in serving plate for chicken fry recipe
Chicken fry crisp

Who doesn't love those crispy bites of fry chicken pieces with a soft and juicy texture from inside. Fry chicken has a distinct flavours that can not be resist to taste.

What is fry chicken

Fry chicken are crisp and juicy deep fried chicken pieces made by marinating chicken pieces either bone in or boneless with gram flour, corn flour and other spices. 

It is one of the easy and simple recipe that is hugely popular through out the world . There is no extra efforts need to make this super easy recipe at home.

This crispy chicken fry recipe is very popular in North Indian states and  particularly in Delhi. One of best selling evening snacks across the city streets.

I have tried few version of this fry chicken recipe and selected the  best  recipe here to share with you. This chicken fry is totally dry and it is superb and juicy. You can also read some of best recipes like 
Before starting to make fry chicken we need to understand some basic points to make a good crispy fry chicken which is soft and juicy from inside. Here are some points.

 How do you make fry Chicken juicy

When the word juicy comes , you need to put some extra efforts. You need a good proper marination process for your chicken to be juicy.

You need good natural tenderizing agent like lemon juice, yoghurt(curd) in your marination.

Go for two marination process, first with salt, lemon juice and ginger garlic paste. And marinated for at least 30 minutes.
And second one with yoghurt and other spices and leave it for overnight

When frying don't overcook the chicken pieces otherwise they will become dry.

There is another marination process used in southern City, a traditional method used to make chicken pieces juicy. They soak chicken pieces in buttermilk for overnight. These helps it tender and moist on inside and also help to coating stick to chicken pieces. These fried chicken are called southern fried chicken.

 What is fry chicken batter made of

Batter for fry chicken may differ from one place to another. But the basic ingredients need for a good batter are corn starch, flour, eggs with seasoning.

You can add different  seasoning into the batter like pepper, salt , herbs etc.

To make a batter take  1 cup corn starch, 1/2 cup all purpose flour, one egg and 1 cup water and mix well and seasoning with salt, pepper and herbs. If required add little bit more water.

I used gram flour(chickpea flour) instead of all purpose flour in this recipe with corn starch.

 Gram flour is a naturally gluten free and high in protein, minerals and vitamins. It contains Iron, fiber and antioxidants as well.

 It is good binding agents and work as a egg replacer in vegan cooking and in egg allergies.

You can make a batter for Fry Chicken with gram flour by adding 1 cup gram flour with 1/4 cup corn starch . Add ginger garlic paste, salt and other seasonings like chilli powder, ground cumin. Add 1/4 cup water or as required consistency of the batter.

Garnished crispy chicken fry recipe
Chicken fry

 How do you know when the chicken is done frying

The most simple method is to see if the chicken pieces start to float in cooking oil. If yes then it is done and cooked.

Crisp golden appearance is also a sign of done frying. You can insert a read thermometer into the thickest part and register 165°.

 Is it better to fry chicken covered or uncovered?

You should fry chicken uncovered when using deep frying method. If you covered it then steam won't pass and deposit moisture will fall in oil and make it pop and splatter. And cause a soggy texture chicken not a crisp one.

Why is my fry chicken is not crispy?

Reasons for not crisp fried chicken are

• Not using corn starch for coating the chicken pieces.

• Either fried in too hot oil or too cold oil.

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Serving fry chicken with onion slices and lemon wedges for fry chicken recipe

Fry chicken recipe is a easy recipe where marinated chicken pieces are coated with gram flour, corn flour and other spices. Then deep fried till crisp golden. Fry chicken are served with onion slice and lemon wedges.

Preparation time :- 15 minutes

Cooking time :- 8 minutes

Total time :- 23 minutes

Serve :- 2 servings

Author :- Mobasir hassan


   • 250 gm chicken pieces ( with bone)

   • 1/2 teaspoon ginger paste

   • 1/2 teaspoon garlic paste

   • 1 teaspoon black pepper powder

   • 1 teaspoon  red chilly paste ( for color)

   • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder ( paprika)

   • 1 teaspoon ground cumin( jeera)

   • 1/2 teaspoon ground Coriander

   • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)

   • 2 teaspoon lemon juice

   • 3 teaspoon gram flour (chickpea flour)

   • 2 teaspoon corn flour

   • 2 teaspoon yoghurt (curd)

   • 1/2 salt or as per taste

   • Cooking oil for deep frying

   How to make the recipe


   1. Cut the chicken pieces into small bite
       size and wash nicely.

   2. Pat them dry completely using kitchen
        towel or paper.

   3. Now mix half of the ginger garlic paste,
       lemon juice and salt and let them 30
       minutes to marinate.

   4. After the marination time mix red chilli
       powder, black pepper powder, turmeric
       powder, cumin powder, corriander
       powder, red chilly paste and salt with
       the chicken pieces.

   5. Add the chickpea flour, yoghurt and
       corn flour with the chicken pieces.

   6. Mix everything nicely so that all pieces
       are coat evenly with the masala.

   7. Keep them marinated for 2 - 3 hours to
       absorb all the flavours.

   Making the fry chicken

   1. Heat oil in a deep vessel pan or kadai in
       medium flame. When become hot add
       the chicken pieces one by one carefully.

   2. Lower the flame of the gas to low and
       fry the chicken pieces for 7 - 8 minutes
       till crisp golden.

   3. The chicken pieces slowly start to float
       over the oil. This indicates that the
       chicken are cooked.

   4. Remove them in tissue paper to absorb
       excess oil.

   5. Sprinkle some chat masala and lemon
       juice and serve hot.


 Fry chicken recipe video

                        Nutritional value
                        ( serving size 120 g)
  • Calories : 149
  • Fats : 7g
  • Protein : 19 g
  • Carbohydrate : 2g
                        Serving tips

• Chicken fry can be served with a plate of fresh green salad with cucumber, carrot , tomato and onions.

• Cilantro mint sauce ( chutney) is also served with a slice of lemon wedges .

• Some fries and wedges can also be served.

• A potato salad is also served with a fried chicken.

             Recipe notes

• You can mix curry leaves along with the batter to give it a distinct aromatic flavour. For that fry half cup of curry leaves in oil and mix with the batter.

• To make a spicy chicken fry add 1 teaspoon of green chili paste with all the ingredients when mixing.

• Boneless chicken and chicken breast pieces can easily be used to make it.

• For the best result you can marinate it in buttermilk for overnight along with some seasoning. The chicken pieces become more tender and juicy.

• You can use double breading method also to coat the chicken pieces to give it an extra crunchy texture.

Below you can read the step by step method with photos for fry chicken recipe for a better understanding....

Chicken pieces with bone for chicken fry recipe
With bone chicken

Dry Masala Ingredients for chicken fry recipe
Turmeric,red chilli, Coriander,cumin, black pepper and salt

Gram flour, lemon juice,corn flour, chilly paste ginger garlic paste for chicken fry recipe
Ginger garlic paste,gram flour,lemon juice, yogurt corn flour Chilly Paste


1. Cut the chicken pieces into small bite size pieces. And wash them . Let the chicken pieces dry completely.

2. Now marinate the chicken pieces with lemon juice, salt,ginger garlic paste  for 30 minutes. This is first marination process.

Marinated chicken pieces for chicken fry recipe
First marination

3. Lemon juice is a good tenderizing agent and help to make the chicken pieces soft and juicy.

4. After the marination time, mix red chilly powder, cumin powder, coriander powder , turmeric powder, salt, black pepper powder and red chilly paste with the chicken pieces. Due to the use red chilly paste ( Kashmiri red chilly paste) we get the distinct red colour for our fry chicken.

Mixing dry masala Ingredients with chicken for chicken fry recipe
Dry masala Ingredients with chicken

5. Then add the yogurt, gram flour and corn flour with the chicken . Mix all ingredients properly to coat the chicken pieces evenly from all sides.

Adding corn flour,gram flour and Chilly Paste with chicken for chicken fry recipe

6.Additionally you can mix fried curry leaves as well with them to give a distinct aromatic flavour.

7. I personally love to mix some fried curry  leaves with them and they taste amazing .

8. Now let the chicken pieces refrigerated for about 2-3 hours to absorb all the flavours.
Second marination for chicken fry recipe
Second marination

9. You can even fry the chicken after 30 minutes but for best results fry them after the said time.

10. Now heat oil in a deep vessel pan or kadai in medium flame. When the oil become hot add the chicken pieces one by one into the oil.

11. Keep the flame of the fire in slow flame and fry them till crisp golden for about 7- 8 minutes.
Frying chicken pieces in oil for chicken fry recipe

12. You can observe that the chicken pieces slowly start to float . And that is a  sign that the chicken pieces are cooked .

Crisp golden frying chicken pieces in oil for chicken fry recipe
Crisp golden frying

13. Don't overcooked them otherwise the chicken pieces would become dry.

14. Remove them in a tissue paper to absorb the excess oil.

15. Sprinkle some chat masala and lemon juice over them and serve hot the fry chicken.

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