Jamshedi Navroz is the Parsi New Year. There’s nothing quite like a splendid Navroz meal. Today’s recipe is popular and loved by all.Chicken Farcha  it is!

Time: 1 hr 15 min


  • 1 kg chicken, cleaned, washed and cut into medium sized pieces
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 inches piece fresh ginger
  • 4 tablespoons fresh coriander leaves, washed and chopped
  • 6 green chilies, washed and slit
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1 small sized onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon salad oil
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • breadcrumbs, to coat the chicken pieces
  • oil, to deep fry
  • serve hot


  • In the grinder, grind together the garlic, ginger, corriander leaves, green chillies, cumin seeds and onion.
  • Transfer to a bowl.
  • Add the salad oil, flour and Worcestershire sauce to the prepared masala paste.
  • Dip the chicken pieces in this mixture and coat well with the masala on both sides.
  • Allow to marinate for 8 hours.
  • Thereafter, beat an egg in a bowl and dip the chicken pieces in the beaten egg.
  • Coat the chicken pieces dipped in egg with breadcrumbs.
  • Heat oil in a wok.
  • Deep fry the chicken pieces in the oil until lightly browned on either side and thoroughly cooked.
  • Drain on a clean kitchen paper towel.
  • Serve hot.