Spiced Keto Chicken Pakora with Raita

Spiced Keto Chicken Pakora with Raita
Spiced Keto Chicken Pakora with Raita

Spiced Keto Chicken Pakora with Raita

This low carb take on chicken pakora is coated in a seasoned and spiced ground almond batter then deep fried until crispy and golden. The crunchy spiced chicken are served with a simple and refreshing raita for dipping.
This is a great option for a keto or low carb starter, side or even lunch served with a side salad or green veggies.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 527 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Chicken

  • 350 g chicken diced roughly 2.5cm by 2.5cm
  • 2 small eggs
  • 360 ml extra virgin olive oil or preferred oil for frying
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 110 g ground almonds
  • 1 clove garlic sliced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger grated
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ small white onion diced
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • salt and pepper to season

For the Raita

  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander (cilantro) chopped
  • 245 g plain yoghurt (yogurt)
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ small cucumber peeled and very finely diced
  • salt and pepper to season

Instructions
 

  • Add the ground almonds, onion, garlic, ginger, garam masala, cumin, ground coriander, turmeric, bicarbonate of soda, lemon juice, salt and pepper to a food processor. Blend well to combine.
  • Add the eggs and blend again to form a thick but smooth batter.
  • Spoon the batter into a large mixing bowl and add the diced chicken pieces. Stir well, thoroughly coating the chicken in the batter. Set aside whilst you prepare the oil.
  • Add the oil to a small saucepan over a medium heat.
  • Working in batches of 4-5 pieces at a time, carefully lower the chicken into the hot oil. Cook for a minute or two until golden brown on one side, then flip and repeat on the other side, until the chicken is cooked through. Increase the heat to high for a minute or so until the coating is golden brown and crisp and the chicken is completely cooked through. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked chicken pieces to a paper towel then repeat with the remaining chicken.
  • To prepare the raita, add all the ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
  • Serve the crispy chicken pakora with the raita for dipping.

Notes

Tip: try to ensure the chicken pieces are all of an even size to ensure an even cook time.

Nutrition

Calories: 527kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 39gFat: 38gFiber: 3g
Keyword Chicken, Pakora, Raita, Spiced
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