Malaysian Mamak Fried Chicken

Based on 10 ratings













This Indian-Muslim fried chicken is popular dish in mamak stalls all over Malaysia! Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, what more could you ask for?

Let's start cooking!

Blended paste with curry powder and salt

Step 1 - Make chicken marinade

  • In a bowl, crack 2 eggs and mix with plain yogurt until well combined.
  • Set aside.
  • In a blender, blend yellow onion, garlic, 1 Tbsp white sugar, 2 Tbsp salt, 1 Tbsp curry powder, 2 Tbsp chili powder ½ Tbsp turmeric powder, 1 Tbsp coriander powder until smooth.
If mixture is too dry, you can use vegetable oil to help you achieve a smooth consistency.
  • Pour blended ingredients into bowl with yogurt mixture and mix well.
Coated chicken wings in curry marinate

Step 2 - Marinate chicken and make dry mix

  • Coat chicken wings evenly in marinade and let it marinate for 20 minutes.
You may substitute with whole chicken wings or chicken drumettes.
  • In a large bowl, mix plain flour, rice flour, cornstarch, 1 Tbsp curry powder, 2 Tbsp chili powder, ½ Tbsp white pepper, 1 tsp baking powder and 3 Tbsp salt.
Deep-fried marinated chicken

Step 3 - Coat chicken wing in dry mix and deep-fry

  • In a pot, heat up enough vegetable oil for deep-frying and coat marinated chicken wings in the dry mix.
  • Once oil is hot enough, deep-fry the chicken wings for 5 to 8 minutes until golden brown.
  • Drain deep-fried chicken wings on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Repeat with remaining chicken wings.

Plate and serve!

Deep-fried Malaysian Mamak Chicken Wings served in wooden basket

Transfer deep-fried chicken wings onto serving plate or dish and serve hot.

Enjoyed our recipe?

Tap on the number of stars