Chicken Fry

1 kg chicken- cut into 8 pieces

Mix together for marinade
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp garlic paste
salt to taste
2 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp gram flour
2 tsp ajwain
5 cloves-roasted and powdered
1 tsp fenugreek seeds-roasted and powdered
4-5 peppercorns-roasted and powdered
seeds of 2 black cardamoms-roasted and powdered
2 tsp cumin seeds-roasted and powdered
1/2 cup mustard oil
lemon twists and coriander to garnish

Prick the chicken in 2-3 places, marinate in the mixture and keep for 3-4 hrs.

Heat the oil in a heavy-based pan and put the chicken pieces into it.

Deep-fry over a medium flame, till the chicken is tender.
Takes 15-20 minutes.

Serve garnished with lemon twists and coriander leaves.

* For better results marinate and keep overnight in a refrigerator

Courtesy: Chef Niru Gupta