Parsi Chicken Farcha

Parsi Chicken Farcha

Parsi-Style Fried Chicken
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Parsi chicken farcha is a popular Parsi dish often served as a starter or appetizer at festivities of all kinds

  • To prep

    2 hr
  • To cook

    40 min
  • Level

  • Chicken drumsticks or wings. In the case of utilizing drumsticks, please remove the skin 2 lbs.
  • For Marinating:

  • lemon juice 2 tbsp
  • Ginger and garlic paste 2 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder 1/2 tsp
  • garam masala powder 1 tsp
  • black pepper powder 1/2 tsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • To coat:

  • breadcrumbs/Rava 1 Cup
  • Eggs 3
  • Salt as per taste
  • black pepper powder 1/2 tsp
  • red chilli powder a pinch
  • For Deep Frying:

  • Canola or Sunflower oil 4-5 cups
  • Calories 456
  • Total Fat 23 g
  • Saturated Fat 6 g
  • Cholesterol 196 mg
  • Sodium 379 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 15 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Protein 45 g


  • Step 1
    2 hours
  • Take the chicken in a bowl and add the lemon juice, ginger and garlic, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, black pepper powder and salt as per taste.
    Mix it well so that the chicken is evenly coated with all the marinade ingredients. Marinate the chicken overnight if possible or minimum 2 hours atleast. The longer the chicken marinates the tastier the chicken. If you dont have ample of time on hand marinate the chicken for at least 30 minutes.
    Seal the marinate with a foil.
  • Step 2
    5 mins
  • Once you have marinated the chicken and its ready to fry, spread the breadcrumbs on a chopping board or plate.
    Heat the cooking oil in a deep pan or kadhai on medium heat.
  • Step 3
    5 mins
  • Break the eggs into a bowl and whisk them. Add some salt as per taste, black pepper powder and a pinch of red chilli powder. Mix well.
  • Step 4
    10 mins
  • Remove the marinated chicken from the fridge and mix well.
    When the oil is hot roll each chicken piece into the breadcrumbs/rava.
    Than dip each piece in the egg mixture and gently put into the hot oil.
  • Step 5
    20 mins
  • Do not crowd the chicken pieces in the frying pan or they will start sticking to each other.
    Keep turning the chicken occasionally till its golden from all sides. Once the chicken is evenly cooked on all sides remove from the frying pan and drain it on a paper towel.
    Once all the chicken farchas are ready, serve them hot with french fries and tomato ketchup.
Recipe By

MafrinFounder, Zoroastrian Connection

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Founder, Zoroastrian Connection,
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2 Reviews & Ratings

  1. Zenobia Motivala

    In chicken farcha recipe, is the chicken to be parboiled before marination?

  2. Mafrin

    Please do not parboil. Marination is important

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