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Gluten free Gramflour Fried chicken Recipe
A Gluten Free Recipe
There are a number of recipes of fried chicken over the internet but this recipe is totally gluten free. So if you have Gluten intolerance and you are looking for the recipe of a Gluten free fried chicken free of all purpose flour,butter milk, refined flour ,breading ;you have come across the right one. The batter used in this recipe is prepared with Gram Flour derived from whole chickpeas or garbanzo beans which are naturally and completely Gluten free. So enjoy your delicious fried chicken today without having to worry about your dietary restrictions. If desired the chicken can be battered and then roasted or baked in the convection oven or even toaster oven as well.
- Half cup Chickpea flour or Gram flour same as Besan, Besan fllour
- About 8 pieces half a pound Chicken, (skinned or skinless)
- 1 tsp All spice powder, Garam Masala or Allspice powder available in almost every grocery store
- 1 tsp or to taste Salt
- Half tsp Red chili powder or Paprika powder, Optional
- 2-3 cups Cooking Oil preferably canola or vegetable oil
- Few drops of Lemon juice or Distilled white vinegar
- 1 tsp each ginger and garlic paste both or one of each
Chickpea flour easily available in all grocery stores also on amazon.
Quick and Easy to Follow Recipe
- Pick out the pieces of chicken you want to fry. Skinned or skinless legs and thigh or wings are good options. Some people like fried chicken with skin because it gives it some extra crispiness. However I am using skinless chicken pieces in this recipe.
- Place pieces of chicken in a large mixing bowl and all ingredients including ginger and garlic paste ,all spice powder lemon juice or vinegar (only one of these two) just a few drops ,salt and chill powder and mix well using your hands.
- Make sure all pieces are well coated. Now cover the bowl with a plastic wrap or lid and place it in refrigerator for one to two hours ideally 2 hours at least.
- In the mean time take a smaller bowl and put gram flour in it with a little water and whisk it to make a batter that is neither too thick nor too runny. It should be like a thin paste more like the consistency of soup. See the image attached.
- After two hours the chicken is ready to fry.It can go longer in the fridge without spoiling. I have kept it in the fridge for more than 24 hours sometimes without any damage to the taste and freshness.
- Marination time can be as short as less than an hour depending on the schedule. Trust me it will be almost as tasty as the longer marinated one.
- Heat oil in a deep pan preferably a wok when the oil is hot which should be tested by dropping a drop of batter in wok if it floats up making bubbles the oil is good enough to fry the chicken. Turn the flame to medium and coat the pieces of chicken in batter and drop them slowly in the wok to fry. it should take about 10-15 minutes to be fully done on both sides. Keep the flame medium for first 5 minutes and relatively low for ten minutes.
- Take out the chicken with a slotted spoon in a dish with a piece of towel paper spread on it.
- Best if eaten freshly fried but it can be reheated in toaster oven or even microwave. Delicious chicken is ready to devour. Enjoy the crispiness of gramflour with all the wholeness of the grain in it.
- Serve with hot sauce,chutney or ketchup; its delicious anyway.
For chutney check out my other hub.
- Eggplant Pakora With Mint Chutney
Tasty snack recipe of eggplant or baingan cutlets in naturally gluten free gram flour batter deep fried until they are crispy. Eggplant pakoras are a great tea time snack or a starter to any meal.
Chickpea Flour or Gramflour is considered to be healthier than the refined flours like corn starch and all purpose flour firstly because its made from the whole chickpea grain secondly because it has its benefits like lowering the blood sugar levels and cholesterol level according to some studies
|Serving size: 1(3 pieces)|
|Calories from Fat||441|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 49 g||75%|
|Saturated fat 15 g||75%|
|Unsaturated fat 34 g|
|Carbohydrates 4 g||1%|
|Sugar 0 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 60 g||120%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|