Who doesn’t love fried chicken? When cooked well, it’s crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. We’re sure you’ve tried fried chicken from your favourite fast food restaurant, but have you ever tried making it at home?
This Parsi-style fried chicken is called Marghi Na Farcha and it has all the goodness of the fried chicken you love with masalas that are so familiar to an Indian palate. Plus, it’s quite simple to make – read on for the recipe and try cooking this the next time you just need a bucket of fried chicken.
What is Marghi Na Farcha?
Marghi Na Farcha is a Parsi-style fried chicken dish made with chicken thighs that are marinated in spicy masala paste, dipped in eggs, coated in breadcrumbs and then deep fried until golden brown and crunchy. It is a delicious snack that is usually a part of celebrations in Parsi households and can be served with mint chutney and a coleslaw, or even as a side to a larger meal.
What cut of chicken to use to make Marghi Na Farcha?
While you could use boneless chicken breast to make this dish, we’d recommend using boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Thighs tend to be more flavourful and are more forgiving if you slightly overcook them – making them a great choice for using with high heat. Chicken breasts dry out quicker.
Some tips to keep in mind when you’re making Marghi Na Farcha:
- Make sure that all the pieces of chicken are of similar size, so they cook evenly.
- Fry the chicken on medium flame to ensure even cooking. If you fry on high heat, the breadcrumbs could burn and the inside might not cook through. If you fry on low heat, the coating could turn soggy.
Order fresh boneless, skinless chicken thighs for your Marghi Na Farcha from Licious. Our chicken comes from biosecure farms and is cleaned, cut and delivered to your home fresh – it’s never frozen.
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