I like to indulge in “Deep Fried Goodness” once in a while, especially on sundays… I still remember my Dad saying, “anything deepfried tastes good…even if you make a pakoda out of paper , it ll taste good!” Well , I must say it was an exagerrated statement, but I do agree , deep fried stuff does taste yumm , and its so called Indulgence…hence fit only for occassions! But even deep fried recipes need to have the correct ingredients and technique to make them worth the calories they are loaded with. In an attempt to make the perfect crispy fried chicken , I tried this technique of marinating chicken in buttermilk and some seasonings and then deep frying them. The result was a juicy,melt in mouth chicken!! It did lacked the extra crispiness of KFC style chicken made earlier..but yes it did have a nice crust!
Add 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp mixed herbs to the butter milk and immerse the chicken pieces completely in it.Let the same marinate in refregirator for atleast 3 hours,perferrably overnight.
Mix flour with herbs and salt and keep aside. For the salad, mix all the vegetables and add vinegar and sugar and keep aside for 30 mins. Wisk all the ingredients for the dressing and add to the salad vegetables and toss.
Heat oil in a pan till medium hot. Take the marinated chicken from the buttermilk mixture and dip it in the flour mixture till completely coated Now dip it again in the buttermilk and again in the flour,and toss till it completely coats the chicken.
Deep fry in hot oil until crisp on both sides. Serve hot with Mayo Salad
Hi! I am Sonali, mom to a fast growing teenager and a homemaker.I love to cook, read and travel ( and in that order). I believe that travel keeps the cook ever so innovative. Each time I travel, I scourge the market places and eateries for some new ingredient or recipies. I believe that every type of cuisine has its own story to relate……One that’s fascinating.Being born and brought up in Mumbai which is often called “a melting pot of culinary delights” helped me explore and experiment with a wide range of cuisines.So come share with me the tang of lime, the bite of chilli, the fresh herbs, the crunch of raw veggies and experience the wide spectrum of textures and sharp flavours of different cusines.
I’m Harshada Sandhan and welcome to NamakShamak.com..my little world of culinary adventure ,where I pour my successful kitchen experiments,rustic learnings and travelogues into systematic ,easy to follow recipes and fun to read blogs.
I hope you find my recipes helpful and my blogs as interesting as much as I ve enjoyed Cooking ,Clicking and Writing them.
Working professional turned Food Blogger, Harshada Sandhan discovered her passion towards cooking after the birth of her son. The numerous recipes, tried and tested in her kitchen soon found their way on her food blog NamakShamak.com, run by Harshada and her sister Sonali. Mumbai born Harshada is Married into a Maratha Family, and is known for her unique Khandeshi Recipes and Rustic Mumbai Vadvaali Cuisine. She was also featured in online magazines like Salt(Ezine by Food Bloggers Association of India), in editions of Pune and Mumbai Mirror (Times of India). Namakshamak.com and has also won an award for Regional Blog (Awards by the Food Blogger Association of India) in 2016.
Harshada is a self-confessed bakeaholic and enjoys baking treats for her kids and fmaily. She also retails her Baking ,Gourmet Chocolates and Confectionery under “Angel Delicacies”, a venture she started with her friend Sangeeta and Sister Sonali. Angel Delicacies currently operates in Thane and Mumbai and works with individuals and corporates on customised gifting solutions.
Harshada also likes developing fusion recipes with nutritious Indian ingredients in her kitchen.
She’s a kitchen gadget freak, and loves working with modern kitchen tools and gadgets. She’s always on a look out for online websites offering gourmet food ingredients and learning newer kitchen trends. An avid reader, Harshada also loves writing about food and culinary travel. Harshada is currently based in Thane ,Mumbai with her husband and two Sons.
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