Chicken Farcha

Chicken Farcha

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Prep: 2 hours

Cook: 30 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Starter

Type: Parsi

A popular Parsi deep-fried chicken drumsticks

Ingredients

  • Chicken drumsticks 7 to 8
  • Red chilli paste 2 tbsps + 1 tsp
  • Browned onion paste 2 tbsps
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder 1 pinch
  • Ginger paste 1 tsp
  • Garlic paste 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder 2 tsps
  • Cumin powder 1 tsp
  • Oil 3 tbsps + for deep frying
  • Lemon juice 1 tbsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 2 tsps
  • Breadcrumbs 1 cup
  • Eggs 2

Methods

  • Make some incisions on the chicken drumsticks and put them in a bowl. Add 2 tbsps red chilli paste, 1 tbsp browned onion paste, salt, black pepper powder, ginger paste, garlic paste, coriander powder, cumin powder, 1½ tbsp oil and lemon juice and mix till all the drumsticks are well coated. Keep the bowl in the refrigerator to marinate for 2 hours.
  • Heat remaining oil in a deep non-stick pan, add remaining browned onion paste and remaining red chilli paste and saute till fragrant.
  • Add the marinated chicken drumsticks and a little water and mix well. Cover and cook till the gravy becomes thick, and the chicken is cooked.
  • Add some coriander leaves and turn off the gas.
  • Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
  • Take breadcrumbs in a bowl and roll chicken drumsticks in it till they are well coated.
  • Take eggs in another bowl, add a little salt and whisk well. Dip the chicken drumsticks in whisked egg and deep fry till golden. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • Serve hot along with the gravy if any left.
Parsi Seviyan

Parsi Seviyan

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Starter

Type: Parsi

Key Ingredients:

  • Vermicelli

Parsis love their desserts and this is one of their favourite

Ingredients

  • Vermicelli 200 gms
  • Ghee 3 tbsps
  • Pistachios, chopped 12 to 15
  • Almonds, chopped 12 to 15
  • Raisins (kishmish) 1 tbsp
  • Sugar syrup 3 tbsps

Methods

  • Melt ghee in a deep non-stick pan. Break the vermicelli and add and saute till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • Add almonds, pistachios and raisins to the ghee remaining in the pan and saute till light golden. Drain into a bowl.
  • Add the vermicelli back in the pan, add sugar syrup and mix well. Add half the sautéed dried fruits and mix again. Transfer into a serving plate.
  • Garnish with the reserved dried fruits and serve.
Chicken Farcha

Chicken Farcha

Prep: 2 hours

Cook: 30 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Starter

Type: Parsi

Key Ingredients:

  • Chicken drumsticks
  • Red chilli paste
  • Browned onion paste
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Eggs

A popular Parsi starter - deep-fried chicken drumsticks

Ingredients

  • Chicken drumsticks 8
  • Red chilli paste 2 tbsps + 1 tsp
  • Browned onion paste 2 tbsps
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder 1 pinch
  • Ginger paste 1 tsp
  • Garlic paste 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder 2 tsps
  • Cumin powder 1 tsp
  • Oil 3 tbsps + to deep fry
  • Lemon juice 1 tbsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 2 tsps
  • Breadcrumbs 1 cup
  • Eggs 2

Methods

  • Make some incisions on the chicken drumsticks and put them in a bowl. Add 2 tbsps red chilli paste, 1 tbsp browned onion paste, salt, black pepper powder, ginger paste, garlic paste, coriander powder, cumin powder, 1½ tbsp oil and lemon juice and mix till all the drumsticks are well coated. Keep the bowl in the refrigerator to marinate for 2 hours.
  • Heat remaining oil in a deep non-stick pan, add remaining browned onion paste and remaining red chilli paste and saute till fragrant.
  • Add the marinated chicken drumsticks and a little water and mix well. Cover and cook till the gravy becomes thick, and the chicken is cooked.
  • Add some coriander leaves and turn off the gas.
  • Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.
  • Take breadcrumbs in a bowl and roll chicken drumsticks in it till they are well coated.
  • Take eggs in another bowl, add a little salt and whisk well. Dip the chicken drumsticks in whisked egg and deep fry till golden. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • Arrange them on a serving platter and serve hot along with the gravy if any left.
Parsi Seviyan

Parsi Seviyan

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Starter

Type: Parsi

Key Ingredients:

  • Vermicelli
  • Ghee
  • Sugar syrup
  • Almonds
  • Pistachios
  • Raisins

Parsis love their desserts and this is one of their favourite

Ingredients

  • Vermicelli 200 gms
  • Ghee 3 tbsps
  • Pistachios, chopped 12 to15
  • Almonds, chopped 12 to 15
  • Raisins 1 tbsp
  • Sugar syrup 3 tbsps

Methods

  • Melt ghee in a deep non-stick pan. Break the vermicelli and add and saute till golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • Add almonds, pistachios and raisins to the ghee remaining in the pan and saute till light golden. Drain into a bowl.
  • Add the vermicelli back in the pan, add sugar syrup and mix well and cook till vermicelli is done.
  • Add half the sautéed dried fruits and mix again.
  • Transfer into a serving plate. Garnish with the reserved dried fruits and serve.