Thursday, 1 July 2010

Chilli Chicken

This Chilly chicken is a mix of Indian and Chinese cooking. Very popular in South Indian restaurants. Mostly eaten with Parotta ( a layered bead ) . In the restaurants back home they also used to add ajinomoto which I have omitted in my recipe, mainly because its not healthy. Of course at home we want to make it most healthy as possible for our loved ones.So now check the recipe.

Things needed :

Chicken 500 gm ( breasts or almost boneless taken from a whole chicken)
Red Onion - 1 big cut into big cubes
Spring onion - 1 or 3/4 th of one
Ginger - 3 tsp
Garlic - 3 tsp
Bell Pepper or Capsicum 1/4th of one
Dry red chillies 3-4 broken into big pieces

Corn flour 1 full spoon for marinating the chicken
Cornflour 1 tsp dissolved in water to thicken the curry

Egg - 1
Pepper 2 tsp total, 1 tsp to marinate the chicken & 1 tsp to add in the curry making
Chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt required

Soya sauce - 3 sp
Tomato sauce or ketchup - 1 sp
Chilly sauce - 1 sp

Preparation method :

Cut the chicken into medium sized pieces.Clean.
Marinate the chicken with 1 full sp of cornflour, 1 egg , 1 tsp pepper powder & 1/2 levelled tsp salt.

Fry the chicken pieces in oil until brown like in the pic.

Heat oil in a nonstick pot , add dry red chillies , saute for some seconds.
Add ginger garlic chopped till its aroma comes out well and rawness goes.

Now add the Onion, white part of spring onion & green chillies.
Saute until onion becomes soft & transparent.
Add the capsicum.Saute for a min.

Now add the chilly powder ,saute .
Add soya sauce 3 sp, Tomato sauce 1 sp, Chilly sauce 1 sp mix well. Add 1/2 cup of water to make it a gravy.
Boil the gravy in medium heat for 2 min., simmering in between.
Add the fried chicken pieces into this gravy. Mix well so that the chicken pieces may get coated with the gravy.
Add cornflour syrup. Add enough water if required.
Cover the pot with a lid & cook .
If required season with salt.
Add the greens of the spring onion .
Let it stay in the heat for 1 min.

Chilly chicken is ready now.

This can be served with parotta, naan , chappathi or rice.


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  3. Hello Mam

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    A suggestion for you... Why dont you color it like it matches with the yellow outside the white portion. Actually current box is not suppressing the writeup....

    Kind Regards

    P.S: Sorry my bad, now I found you following me. May be google connect had some problem that time...

  4. ok Neer ,
    you should tell me how it works then

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog :) This chicken looks spicy and GOOD!

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  8. Hi Oc, First time here in your blog, chilli chicken mouthwatering looks so yummy, checked few of your recipes too, looks so good. Will come back again soon.
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  10. yummy!!! luks delicious and very tempting click..
    u have a good colection of recipes... if u find time to visit my blog...happy to follow ur blog

    1. thnkx for dropping by...following u 2

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    I would be more than happy if you could drop in ur suggestions and add me to ur frind list :)

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  12. passed by to say hiii.chilli chicken? wish i was a wishes friend..danke..aufviedersehn:)

    1. wow du bist veggie? i will post more veg recipes for u then.. bis bald!!

  13. Love your pictorial descriptions.

  14. Nice recipe !! I find your blog very informative as it describe the whole cooking process and ingredients very nicely.
    Recipes for bbq

    1. thank u will try out the recipe rt ?


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