Fried chicken( poulet frit)

Another family favourite. As a child , I remember mum making this dish at least once a week.

We usually eat it with boiled rice and lentils or dhall. A nice pickle on the side always add a bit of a kick. My little boy likes it with dhall and rice. My husband is not a big fan of rice. So he normally has chips and salad with his. It is very easy and simple to make with only a few ingredients.  I prefer chicken on bone as it taste better. You can use boneless chicken if you want


1 kg chicken leg and thigh in bone

2 Tblsp of ginger/ garlic paste

1 Tblsp ground pepper

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp tandoori masala powder (optional)

4-5 shallots finely chopped or 2 large onions

2 Tblsp oil

Salt to taste


First marinate chicken with ginger / garlic paste, pepper , paprika , salt and tandoori masala for 15-30 min.

Heat oil in a large frying pan or skillet

Add chicken and brown both sides

Then add the onions and cover. Reduce heat on low

Let it simmer in low to medium heat until the onions are soft and caramelised. Make sure chicken is cooked .

Serve and enjoy


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