Start off by grinding the whole peppercorns, whole coriander seeds, 1/3 cup cilantro leaves & the green chili in a mortar & pestle. If you do not own a mortar or pestle then do grind them in a regular mixer grinder. Just be careful not to over grind them into a paste. They should a have a lot of texture left. Refer the Video. Set aside after grinding the masala.
Next, in a clean dry bowl add take the chicken pieces. Add the ground masala to it, the ginger julienne, the sliced onions & mix well until the chicken pieces are evenly coated with the masala. Set aside to rest for 10 mins (optional).
Now, add the 1/3 cup cilantro leaves, the turmeric powder, the lemon juice & the salt to the marinated chicken pieces. Mix well for convenience.
It's time to add the besan flour or the garbanzo bean flour bit by bit & add water in parts (spoonfuls I would suggest to be more careful). Mix well with the help of a spoon until you get a nice thick coating over the chicken pieces. Keep aside.
Prep the air fryer by coating the basket with just one spray of oil.
Next, arrange the batter coated chicken pieces in the basket in a single layer. DO NOT over crowd.
Spray oil & put the basket inside the air fryer.
Switch on the air fryer. Press the AIR FRY button. Then set the temperature to 350 F & the time to 6 mins.
Press the START button to begin air frying the chicken pakoras.
After 6 mins when you hear a beep sound, carefully take out the basket. & flip the chick pieces.
Air fry them for more 3 mins in the same settings following the same above mentioned method.
If you want to check the chicken pakoras in between the air frying process just press the PAUSE button & take out the basket to check them. Once done put the basket inside the air frying will resume automatically.
Serve them hot with your favorite dip & enjoy!