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Chicken Charga Recipe

Chicken Charga. Learn how to cook best and tasty Chicken Charga. An easy way and tips how to cook Chicken Charga at home. Detail of ingredients of Chicken Charga and instruction.


Whole chickens, skinned 1
Lemon juice 4 tablespoons
Garlic paste 1 teaspoon
Ginger paste 1 teaspoon
Cumin (zeera powder) 1 teaspoon
Garam masala 1 teaspoon
Chili powder 1 teaspoon
Curry powder 1 teaspoon
Salt 1 teaspoon
Oil for deep frying
Chat masala 1 teaspoon


Place the chicken on a chopping board and using a sharp knife, make deep incisions at 2 inches intervals.
Place the chicken in a large bowl and rub 2 tablespoon lemon juice into the incisions.
Cover and leave to marinate for about an hour.
Add ginger, garlic, cumin, garam masala, chili powder, salt and curry powder to the lemon juice to make a paste.
Rub the marinade over the chicken.
Cover and leave to marinate at room temperature for about 5-6 hours or over night in a refrigerator.
Heat oil in a deep fryer or a karahai to smoking point, then reduce the heat to medium.
Fry the chicken carefully in hot oil, turning many times to ensure even browning.
Fry the chirgha for 12-15 minutes to a golden color, drain thoroughly with a perforated slice.
Then place them on absorbent kitchen paper.
Sprinkle with chat masala.
Decorate with lemon wedges and onion rings.
Serve with Nan, Poodinay Ki Chutney and Raita.