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Parsi style fried chicken ( Marghi Na Farcha / Chicken Farcha )

Posted Nov 26 2010 8:41pm

Parsi style fried chicken ( Marghi - Na- Farcha )

Recipe credit - Katy Dalal’s Jamva Chaloji cookery book

Preparation time: 30 - 35 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4 - 6

You will need

8 pieces of chicken
1 1/2 teaspoon ginger - garlic paste
1 1/2 teaspoon Kashmiri chilli powder
3/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon, clove and black pepper powder ( 3 spice powder )
2 green chillies
1 tablespoon coriander
1/2 stalk celery
1 cup water
1 cup ( 150 g ) bread crumbs
2 eggs
Salt to taste
Oil for frying


Wash the chicken marinate with it with salt and ginger - garlic paste. Coat it with the red chilli powder, turmeric powder and 3 spice powders.

Allow to stand for half an hour.

Place the chicken in a heavy bottomed pan along with the green chillies, celery, coriander and one cup of water.

Place over low heat and allow to simmer till the flesh is soft and tender. Remove from the heat without any gravy.

Beat eggs and keep aside.

Coat chicken pieces with the bread crumbs.

In a kadai or frying pan, heat oil. Dip chicken pieces in the beaten eggs two or three at a time and fry in hot oil till golden brown. Serve hot with potato chips and green salad.

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