Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe with step by step pictures. Spicy fried chicken marinated in buttermilk and fried till juicy and crispy.
Anyone out there who hates fried chicken (not the vegetarians)..No I didn't see any hands rising up. I know everyone loves fried foods, specially chicken. We are a great fan of fried chicken. I always try new variation of fried chicken whenever I make it. Because I am on a mission to find the best fried chicken recipe in the world. So here comes my experimental part, I made this couple of weeks back and I am telling ya, this is one of the best fried chicken I have ever tasted.
About Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Buttermilk is a fermented milk beverage. It was traditionally the liquid left over after churning butter from cultured cream. Because most modern butter is made with uncultured sweet cream rather than cultured cream, most modern buttermilk is cultured separately.
Buttermilk can be consumed on its own or used in cooking. The acid in buttermilk reacts with the raising agent, sodium bicarbonate, to produce carbon dioxide, which acts as a leavening agent in soda bread. Buttermilk is also used in the marinating of chicken and pork.
What does marinating chicken in buttermilk do?
Buttermilks slight acidity allows it to tenderise the chicken without making it tough and chewy. When you dredge the chicken in the dry mix, the buttermilk helps it become flaky.
I don't know where I came across this recipe, but this was in my mind for a while. So when I decided to give it a try, I added some of my indian masala and spices and customized it as per my taste. The end result was amazing and hubby gave me his signature wow smile. I used buttermilk as the base of the marination because the acid in the buttermilk somehow tenderize the meat and make it even more succulent.
Ingredients for Buttermilk Fried Chicken
The flavour of buttermilk is similar to that of yoghurt, and most people prefer it chilled. It has a slightly thicker texture than regular milk but is not as heavy as cream. It gives pancakes and baked goods a distinct tang.
Ginger Garlic Paste :
Ginger garlic paste is a staple in many Indian dishes, ranging from curries to biryanis and everything in between. It adds delectable, savoury notes as well as a heavenly aroma that is unique to Indian cuisine.
Garam Masala Powder:
The whole spices in the Garam Masala blend have already been toasted before being ground. As a result, it is not necessary to cook it. If the garam masala is added too soon, it will become overcooked and lose its flavour. Garam masala aromatics require only a small amount of heat to release their aroma and flavours.
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Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe
- Take a mixing bowl and add in the chicken. Now add all the marination ingredients in it and mix well.
- Let this marinate for 3-4 hours or overnight in the fridge.
- Now remove this fridge and let it come to room temperature.
- Take flour, salt, chilli powder in a plate and mix well.
- Dip each chicken piece in the flour mixture. Coat it well on all sides.
- Place them in a rack and leave it for 10 mins, so that it gets dry and the flour coats each piece well.
- Heat oil for deep frying.
- Drop few pieces of chicken in. Don't crowd the oil. Deep fry the chicken on medium flame for 15 mins. Now increase the flame and cook for 5 more mins, so that it gets nice colour.
- Drain the chicken in paper towel.
- Serve with hot sauce or ketchup.
Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe Step by Step
|Take all your ingredients|
|First start by marinating the chicken|
|add pepper, salt and garam masala to it|
|add in crushed ginger and garlic|
|pour in some buttermilk over it|
|let this marinate for a while|
|While it is marinating..Prepare the dry mix for this..Take flour, salt and chilli powder in a plate|
|and mix well|
|now take the marinated chicken|
|and dredge them in the flour mix|
|coat well on all sides|
|arrange them in a rack|
|do this for everything|
|let this sit for a while so that the coating sticks to the chicken|
|heat oil in a kadai|
|drop the chicken in|
|fry till golden brown|