Fried Chicken with Spices

800gms chicken meat or thighs
oil for deep frying
2 tbsp corn flour
2 tbsp rice flour
½ tsp orange food colouring
6-7 sprigs of curry leaves
1/2 tbsp sea salt

To grind into a paste
5 stalks lemongrass
1 cm fresh ginger root
2.5  cm galangal
3 cm fresh turmeric root
3 cloves garlic
½  tbsp fennel seeds
½  tbsp cumin seeds
½  tbsp coriander seeds
1/2 tbsp white pepper
1/2 tbsp brown sugar

Blend together lemongrass, ginger root, galangal, turmeric root, garlic, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, salt, white, pepper and brown sugar  until a smooth consistency is achieved. Add oil if required, to smoothen the blending process.

Transfer the spice mixture into a stainless steel bowl, then add chicken pieces. Add in salt to taste. Leave to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or overnight.

Before frying , mix in cornflour ,rice flour and food colouring. Throw in the curry leaves.Heat  oil in a wok over high heat. When the oil is very hot, fry the chicken pieces, one by one until golden brown.Include  the curry leaves  while frying  as well  to get a nice aroma .Serve immediately.

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  1. This looks really good. Thanks for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you can join us again this week.


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