Whole chicken - 1.5 kg (3 lb)
lemon - 1
salt - 2 tbsp
red chilly powder - 2 tsp
black pepper powder - 1 tsp
cumin powder - 1 tsp
garam masal powder /curry powder - 1 tsp
ginger garlic paste - 2 tbsp
turmeric - 1 tsp
red food color - 2 pinch (optional but looks good)
Wash well. Prick all over using a fork.
Apply salt and lemon juice and keep aside.
In the mean time mix all the other ingredients for marination and rub over the chicken and insert some marination inside too.
Keep this marinated chicken for 1 hour or inside a zip lock pouch and keep refrigerated overnight. (I fried after 1 hour, didn't do overnight marination this time).
Frying the chicken:
First put the breast side down and fry in medium flame for 10 minutes.
Flip carefully and put a tight lid. Cook covered in low heat for 15 minutes.
Again flip and cook covered for 10 minutes.
Now take out the lid and fry in medium heat both sides, till it is completely fried and becomes red.
Whole chicken fry is ready!
More care should be taken while flipping the chicken, if the wok is not heavy.
Keep the wok in the back burner and hold tightly while flipping.
Always fry the chicken in low to medium heat.
Cook covered and ensure if it is completely fried before serving.
Time taken : 40 minutes in low - medium heat.
|Whole fried chicken served.|
Serving Suggestion:briyani or kushka or parotta and raitha.
Squeeze 1/2 a lemon over the fried chicken before serving.