Saturday, January 4, 2014

Chicken Lollipop


This winter, I tasted this appetizer a couple of times and wanted to try to make it myself at home. Though time consuming, the taste is worth all your hard work and above all kids luv these lollipops to peices. Thanks to a dear friend who inspired me to write this recipe and publish.


Ingredients :

2 chicken wings made into lollipops

1st Marinade:
1 tblsp soy sauce
1 tsp Asian red chilly garlic sauce

2nd Marinade:
1 tblsp ginger garlic paste
1 tblsp Chicken 65 Masala or any fried chicken masala

Optional : ¼ tsp Chicken Tikka Masala ¼ tsp Chicken Tandoori Masala

3rd Marinade :
1-2 Eggs beaten
1/2 tsp Red Chilly powder
A pinch of Black & White pepper powders
A pinch of Home made Garam Masala powder
¼ cup corn flour or corn starch or Channa flour
Salt to taste Red food color -- if desired.

Oil for deep frying

Method :

To make lollipops:
Usually a chicken wing consists of 3 parts. First cut and discard the end part which is the smallest.
Now with the remaining wing, cut each wing in half, along the movable bone joint.
Of the two parts left, one part will have two parallel bones, and the other part will have a single bone.
You will get two lollipops from each chicken wing.
Now, for the part where only one bone is there, cut the ligaments near one end of the bone so that the muscle separates from the bone.
Roll this muscle over to the other end, without cutting the ligaments at that end.
The muscle will thus remain hanging, and can be rolled over to form a lollipop.
Coming to the part which has two parallel bones, do the same but also, but remove the extra bone (smaller bone)

I usually do my marination in three stages.

First stage I add soy sauce and red chilly garlic paste and leave it for 5-15 minutes.

Second stage I add all the ingredients in the second marinade and set aside for another 15 minutes.
Finally I beat an egg, add chilly power, salt, pepper powders, garam masala and any coloring and beat the mixture.
Then add the channa flour or corn flour and beat thoroughly to make a smooth batter without lumps.
Then I add this mixture to the lollipops and coat them evenly, taking care that there shape is not lost.
You can avoid this step and may just want to dip the marinated lollipops into the Egg mixture and fry them.
Heat oil in a deep vessel.
Add the lollipops one by one and fry them in batches till nice red in color and till crisp look.
Once done, you can wrap the ends of the lollipops with foil from presentation.