Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Fried Chicken Kebab

Most of the Chicken Kebab or Kabab recipes are the skewed and grilled or tandoor variety where the chicken chunks are marinated in special spices and then grilled on skewers or cooked in tandoor. This is so even though the word Kabab or Kebab in Arabic actually means fried meat and not grilled meat.

This fried Chicken Kebab recipe is different in that the marinated chicken are fried instead of being grilled and it tastes heavenly.


Chicken – 1 kg/2.2 lbs
Cooking Oil - As required for deep frying

Chicken Marinade Ingredients:

Maida (All purpose flour) – 4 tbsp (tablespoon)
Corn Starch – 2 tbsp
Eggs – 2
Ginger Garlic paste – 2tbsp
Lemon – 2 medium size
Red Chili powder – 2 tbsp
Garam Masala – 2 tsp (teaspoon)
Dhania (Coriander) powder – 1 tsp
Jeera (Cumin) powder – 1 tbsp
Kebab powder – 1 tsp (optional)
Green chili – 3 nos (finely chopped)
Ginger – 1 tsp (finely chopped)
Coriander or cilantro leaves – 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
Oil for deep frying
Salt to taste


  • Break the eggs into a container and whisk them using a spoon.
  • Add all the above ingredients except the chicken and mix well. 
  • If the paste is too thick then you can add more lemon juice or little water.
  • Once a thick paste is formed, taste the marinade and then based on your taste needs you can add more of the ingredients.
  • Then add the chicken pieces and coriander leaves and mix well until every chicken piece is evenly coated with the marinade.
  • Now set aside the marinated chicken for about 4 hours. These 4 hours are important to allow the flavors from the marinade to get into the chicken.
  • Heat the cooking oil on a heavy-bottomed pan and deep fry the kebabs till golden as seen in the picture 
  • Allow the Chicken Kebabs to cool on paper towels. Serve hot with onion slices and lemon pieces.


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  1. Any kebabs make a great party dish and these too would rock . A great protein pick .

  2. Chicken kebab looks super tempting .. I have tried the baked version not the deep fried one .. Deep fried ones always have their own taste..

  3. A perfect party potluck recipe and a great treat for chicken lovers.

  4. Wish i get that plate rite from my lappy screen, those fried chicken kebabs are seriously very irresistible.

  5. This is my weakness. Chicken kebab my favourite

  6. I guess the deep frying adds so much to the taste and texture. Looks so yum..

  7. I am sure kids will love this chicken fry!

  8. Yummy chicken kabab. Deep frying will give it a delicious tatse.

  9. Kebabs are awesome as it is and these look fabulous! Perfect party food.

  10. Kebabs looks amazing.. lovely idea as finger food..

  11. Kebab are a treat for chicken lovers, they looks so crisp and inviting.

  12. A great protein rich snack or starter for chicken lovers. I didn't know there is a special kebab masala.

  13. waoo I was looking for shish taouk arabic dish recipe and reached to your post, that's one also new for me and I must try this soon.