• 1 Chicken with skin or 8-10 Drum sticks,
  • 1 cup gram flour, sieved (besan),
  • 1 cup flour,
  • 1 teaspoon salt,
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper,
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder (optional),
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice,
  • oil for deep frying.


1. Cut chicken into 8 pieces. Put chicken in a large bowl, add lemon juice and one teaspoon of salt and rub it all over the chicken pieces. Cover and marinate for at least 3 to 4 hours or overnight in a refrigerator.

2. Mix remaining salt and rest of the ingredients, except oil in a bowl. Place about 1/2 cup of the flour mixture in a plastic bag. Put one or two pieces at a time in the bag and shake it to coat the mixture. Repeat with remaining chicken pieces and flour mixture. Arrange the coated chicken pieces in a single layer on a cookie sheet.

3. Deep fry chicken in an electric deep fryer. Follow the manufacturer's instruction. Alternatively fry the chicken in a deep fryer over high heat. Fry to a crisp golden color. Remove from oil and place on an absorbent kitchen papers. Serve hot with French fries and garlic chutney.

• Serves 6 people.

• Preparation Time: 15 minutes.

• Cooking Time: 30 minutes.

• Serve Hot

• Try Raita with this dish.

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