Rajamundry Special Chashew Chicken Pakodi | Kaju Chicken Pakodi

This Pakodi, a nice spicy snack, Boneless Chicken marinated in Masalas, Cashews and fried in oil into Golden brown nuggets. It tastes delicious and you can see them vanishing from the plate in a jiffy once you serve them hot. It works out well in weekend parties and is enjoyed by everyone.

I had this dish at a small Hotel at Rajahmundry. The Owner told me that it was a Rajahmundry special but was happy to share the recipe with me.

They made it in a commercial way, but I made it by making slight changes in the original recipe.This is similar to the ordinary Chicken Pakodi but a few ingredients are different and the result is a terrific snack.

To get perfectly cooked and tasty Pakoras, please follow the tips before proceeding.

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Rajamundry Special Chashew Chicken Pakodi | Kaju Chicken Pakodi



  1. Live Chicken should weight a kilogram or less than that. It would be tender and absorbs the flavours well. If you use a hard Chicken, it doesn't absorb the spices, does not cook well and tastes rubbery.

  2. I have used Chicken breast as it is generally thicker, I cut it into 3/4 inch thickness. If they are cut too small, they become even more tiny after frying and if they are too big they take time to cook.

  3. Chicken pieces should be marinated, soaked in Masalas for at least 2 hours so that the spice seeps into the meat.


  1. Egg makes the Masalas and Cashews bind with the pieces. If you add water, the coating will not stick to the pieces properly.

  2. If you feel that the batter is too dilute, add some Corn flour.

  3. Usually, Chicken Pakoras are made with Bengal Gram flour and Rice flour but I have used Corn flour and all purpose flour.You can make it with Bengal Gram Flour and Plain flour too.

  4. Rice flour gives a crispy taste when hot but becomes hard after cooling.

Frying Process

  1. Once the oil becomes very hot, reduce the flame to low and start frying or the Cashews get burnt instantly.

  2. Gradually increase the flame to medium for about 10-12 minutes and then high to fry them into crispier Pakoras.

  3. Choose the size of the Pan for frying as per the quantity of Pakodi's that you want to make.


  1. The Hotel I had them at in Rajahmundry added Ajinomoto, it tasted good but I haven't used it. You can use it if you like.

Rajamundry Special Chashew Chicken Pakodi | Kaju Chicken Pakodi - Recipe Video

Rajamundry Special Chashew Chicken Pakodi | Kaju Chicken Pakodi

Starters | nonvegetarian
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time 20 mins
  • Resting Time 2 hrs
  • Total Time 2 hrs 30 mins
  • Servings 4


  • 1/2 Kg Boneless Chicken
  • For Masala Paste
  • 5 Green Chillies
  • 10 Garlic
  • 1.5 inch Ginger
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 3/4 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 1/4 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Kasuri methi
  • For Chicken Marination
  • 1.5 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt - Required
  • 1 tbsp Beaten Egg
  • 3 tbsp Corn Flour
  • 1 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 2 tbsp Chopped Curry leaves
  • Chopped Coriander - a Little
  • 100 gms Cashew
  • Oil-For Frying
  • 5 - 6 Green Chillies
  • Curry Leaves - 3 strand for sprinkling


  1. Grind all the ingredients for Masala Paste into a fine paste.
  2. Cut the Boneless Chicken into 3/4 inch thick and 2-inch long pieces.
  3. Add Masala paste, Lemon, Salt, Curry leaves and Beaten Egg to the Chicken pieces and marinate for at least 2 hours. I soaked it overnight.
  4. Add Chopped Coriander leaves, Corn Flour, Plain Flour and mix well.
  5. Fix a Cashew to each piece and fry in boiling oil on a low flame first, then on medium flame and then on a high flame till they turn golden brown.
  6. Fry Slit Green Chillies, Curry leaves and spread them on the fried Chicken pieces. Serve hot along with a slice of Lemon and Chopped Onions.

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    Srinivas Jammugani
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    Adhbhuthaha anthe....
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    Ratna kumari
    Tried this recipe ....came out very well and tasty teja garu
  • R
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    That was an amazing treat for us and we tried and used cashew from this brand https://trupery.com/product-category/nuts-and-kernels/natural-raw-nuts-and-kernels/cashew-nut/ and it was a really good one...
Rajamundry Special Chashew Chicken Pakodi | Kaju Chicken Pakodi