One of the most delicious and popular dishes of Parsi cuisine is the humble Marghi na farcha or Chicken farcha, which is an appetizer made with fried chicken and is the ‘Bawa’ equivalent of the famous KFC Chicken. Chicken farcha is tender on the inside and wonderfully crispy on the outside. The dish not only goes excellently with all sorts of dals and curries but also can be presented as a great appetizer dish served with some mint raita.
To make Marghi na farcha, the chicken first needs to be washed and marinated with ginger-garlic paste and salt, and then coated with pepper, clove and cinnamon mix, haldi powder and red chilli powder; thereafter, leave it aside for at least 30 minutes. After that, simmer the chicken on low heat in a heavy bottomed pan with water, coriander, celery, and green chillies. You need to simmer it until the chicken is tender and soft, and then remove the pan from the heat. After the chicken has cooled down, you need to coat the chicken pieces with breadcrumbs and have beaten eggs ready on the side.
Finally, you need to dip the chicken pieces in the beaten eggs and fry them in oil until they assume a beautiful golden-brown colour. serve the Marghi na farcha with green salad and potato chips.