How to Fry Chicken Liver Indian-Style

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How to Fry Chicken Liver Indian-Style
Liver is very often combined with onions in many different cultures. (Eising/Photodisc/Getty Images)

While some people may recoil at the thought of eating chicken liver, in many parts of the world, liver is a common and popular dish. Spices and seasonings can do a wonder on food that you may otherwise pass up. In India, chicken liver is fried and combined with hot spices and sauces to create a spicy, flavourful dish. If you're not afraid to try something new and you enjoy a little spice, pick up some fresh chicken liver from at the meat market and give Indian chicken livers a try.

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Things you need

  • 1 pound of chicken livers
  • 1 inch of fresh ginger, grated
  • Four cloves garlic, mashed
  • 1/4 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • One medium onion, chopped
  • One medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Coriander leaves

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  1. 1

    Rinse the chicken livers under running water to clean. Chop the livers into bite-sized pieces.

  2. 2

    Combine the fresh ginger, mashed garlic, and peppercorn in a bowl and mash together to create a paste.

  3. 3

    Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a saucepan add the mustard seeds.

  4. 4

    Add the onions when the oil is hot along with the ginger and garlic paste mixture, and fry until the onions turn golden brown.

  5. 5

    Add the tomatoes, chilli pepper, coriander and turmeric powder and sauté for one minute.

  6. 6

    Add the liver to the sauce pan and fry the livers for two to three minutes, stirring to make sure all the liver cooks evenly.

  7. 7

    Add salt to taste and pour the chicken livers and onions onto a plate. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Tips and warnings

  • Serve the chicken livers with roti, an Indian flat bread.
  • Add the fried chicken livers to an Indian curry sauce.

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