Chicken Dana

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Another chicken appetizer or starter recipe that’s lip-smacking delicious! the Chicken Dana. This recipe is easy for any beginner to cook – with serious deliciousness šŸ˜‹

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About Chicken Dana

Chicken dana is a popular Mumbai street food and is widely liked by many people who are fond of chicken snacks & appetizers. This recipe is a bit tangy and has a crunchy crust on the outside which makes it more flavourful and delicious.

Is it required to add food color?

Food colors are usually added for presentation purposes. If you are cooking the recipe at home for your family or friends, you can definitely skip it. In this recipe, we have utilized Kashmiri red chili to give it that bright red coloration, making the recipe more attractive. The Kashmiri red chili is also an essential ingredient for taste, and also helps avoid using food color in recipes.

Is it better to use chicken with bones or boneless?

You can also prepare this recipe in chicken with bones, making sure the chicken pieces are smaller in size. But, we suggest using boneless bite-size pieces for better results on this recipe.

Is one full egg needed for this recipe?

If you are cooking more than 400 gms of chicken it is preferable to use one full egg, else chicken around 200 – 300 gms can have just the egg white without yolk added to it.

The marinated chicken looks soggy/watery. What to do?

You can add around 1/2 tbsp of cornflour if it looks watery. The batter should look dry and stick to the chicken before the frying process.

The consistency in texture gives the Chicken Dana its taste!

The outer coating is crunchy and crispy while the inside is soft and flavourful with a delicious punch from the chicken juices. Follow our recipe steps and frying method to get this consistency.

Frying Chicken Dana

At times, your dish can get soggy on the outside and dry on the inside after preparing. This happens when the chicken is fried in low heat with less amount of oil.

To avoid this and prepare the perfect chicken dana with a crispy coating and a juicy inside, make sure to fry the chicken in above medium heat and with ample amount of oil.

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Chicken Dana

Course: Main CourseCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy


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  • Marinating The Chicken
  • 500 gmĀ ChickenĀ boneless

  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste

  • 3 tbsp Curd

  • 1 tsp Salt

  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder

  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder

  • 1/2 tbsp Kashmiri red chili powder

  • 1 tsp Coriander powder

  • 1 tsp Cumin powder

  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice

  • 1/2 tspĀ ChickenĀ masala

  • 2 tbsp Cornflour

  • 2 tbsp Rice flour

  • 1 Egg

  • Frying theĀ chicken
  • Oil to fry


  • Marinating theĀ chicken
  • Add bonelessĀ chickenĀ 500 gms into a large bowl, add ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp, curd 3 tbsp – stir it.
  • Add salt 1 tsp, turmeric powder 1/2 tsp, red chili powder 1/2 tsp, Kashmiri red chili powder 1/2 tbsp – mix everything properly.
  • Add coriander powder 1 tsp, cumin powder 1 tsp, lemon juice 1 tbsp,Ā chickenĀ masala 1/2 tsp, and stir everything well.
  • Add cornflour 2 tbsp, rice flour 2 tbsp, egg 1 pc – mix everything with theĀ chickenĀ properly and let it marinate for about 1 hour.
  • Frying theĀ chicken
  • Add cooking oil into a heating frying pan to deep fry the marinatedĀ chickenĀ and preheat it before adding theĀ chicken.
  • Add the marinatedĀ chickenĀ pieces one by one – fry them for 8-10 minutes – flip theĀ chickenĀ while frying them.
  • Fry them until golden brown and crispy. You can add chicken pieces in batches if the pot is small.
  • Our crispy and deliciousĀ chickenĀ danaĀ recipe is ready to serve.

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  • Although you can make this recipe with chicken with bones, it’s mostly cooked with boneless chicken.
  • If time permits, marinate the chicken overnight for the best result.
  • Cut theĀ chicken into bite-size pieces to get a properĀ chickenĀ dana size.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 5.6g 9%
    • Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%
  • Cholesterol 122mg 41%
  • Sodium 763mg 32%
  • Amount Per Serving% Daily Value *
  • Potassium 529mg 16%
  • Total Carbohydrate 8.9g 3%
    • Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
    • Sugars 0.3g
  • Protein 30.3g 61%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 8%
  • Vitamin D 20%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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