Gai Tod - Thai Fried Chicken

Gai Tod - Thai Fried Chicken 

I am sure once you try this recipe, you are hooked for life! Unlike other fried chicken recipes, that requires you to do complex steps, this one is basic and with minimal ingredients and the results are just crazy. 

You may ask, how can you say that something can get crispy without those extra steps. Well, we have a hero here! It’s RICE FLOUR, such a game changer!  The marinated chicken is coated in the rice flour..and oh boy!! The chicken always turns out so crispy and delicious that I am salivating just while I type this down.

The marination requires very minimal ingredients, I have used basic ones like soy sauce, you may use light and/ dark soy sauce, completely depends on you. Some people use fish sauce and/ oyster sauce for that added umami flavor, but again it’s optional. All ingredients are almost always available in every Asian Kitchen, this is definitely a must try! 


  • 8 pieces Chicken with Skin on
  • 7-8 Garlic Cloves, chopped 
  • Coriander roots ( rinsed well and chopped)
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder/ cumin seeds 
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce 
  • Rock Salt, as required 
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chilli flakes
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 cup Rice Flour
  • Vegetable Oil for frying


  1. In a chopper, add garlic, coriander roots, cumin powder, soy sauce, rock salt, and water .
  2. Onto the cleaned chicken, add the marinade and add other ingredients like red Chilli flakes and turmeric powder.
  3. Allow to marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  4. Coat the marinated Chicken pieces in rice flour well and deep fry the Chicken pieces in vegetable oil on medium high flame for around 20 minutes. *
  5. Serve hot garnished with crispy fried shallots, sweet Chilli sauce and rice. 

Notes: *
Do not flip the chicken immediately after adding the chicken to hot oil. Allow it to stay and then flip after 5 mins, so that the coating stays intact.
Keep an eye on the chicken, so you may require to increase/ decrease flame as and when required.

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