Servings: 4 · Prep Time: 10 mins · Cooking Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins

Lunch | Sides

This low carb take on chicken pakora is coated in a seasoned and spiced ground almond batter then deep fried until crispy and golden. The crunchy spiced chicken are then served with a simple and refreshing raita for dipping. This is a great option for a low carb starter, side or even lunch served with a side salad or green veggies. Tip: try to ensure the chicken pieces are all of an even size to ensure an even cook time.



  • diced chicken pieces (350g roughly 1 inch and a half by 1 inch)
  • eggs (2 small)
  • olive oil (1 1/2 cups)
  • lime juice (1 tsp)
  • almonds (1 cup ground)
  • garlic (1 clove sliced)
  • fresh ginger (1 tsp grated)
  • ground cumin (1 tsp)
  • ground coriander (1 tsp)
  • white onion (1/2 small diced)
  • turmeric (1/2 tsp)
  • bicarbonate of soda (1/2 tsp)
  • garam masala (1/4 tsp)
  • sea salt and ground black pepper to taste (generous pinch)


  • lime juice (2 tsp)
  • fresh coriander (2 tbsp chopped)
  • plain yogurt (1 cup)
  • ground cumin (1/2 tsp)
  • cucumber (1/4 cup peeled and very finely diced)
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste (pinch)


Add the ground almonds, onion, garlic, ginger, garam masala, cumin, ground coriander, turmeric, bicarbonate of soda, lemon juice, salt and pepper to a food processor. Blend well to combine.

Add the eggs and blend again to form a thick but smooth batter.

Spoon the batter into a large mixing bowl and add the diced chicken pieces. Stir well, thoroughly coating the chicken in the batter. Set aside whilst you prepare the oil.

Add the oil to a small saucepan over a medium heat.

Working in batches of 4-5 pieces at a time, carefully lower the chicken into the hot oil. Cook for a minute or two until golden brown on one side, then flip and repeat on the other side, until the chicken is cooked through. Increase the heat to high for a minute or so until the coating is golden brown and crisp and the chicken is completely cooked through. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked chicken pieces to a paper towel then repeat with the remaining chicken.

To prepare the raita, add all the ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir well to combine.

Serve the crispy chicken pakora with the raita for dipping.


Spiced Keto Chicken Pakora with Raita 1.CR2
Spiced Keto Chicken Pakora with Raita 2.CR2
Spiced Keto Chicken Pakora with Raita 3.CR2