Dec 4, 2010

Chilli Chicken fry

         Who says cultural collaboration degrades the heritage? I disagree.. Atleast in the case of food, it is not true. Thinking about Indo-Chinse recipes.. who can ever say it degraded the Chinese cuisine. Infact it is such a fascinating marriage of flavours that none can turn their heads away from the collaborated version if they have tasted one. How the addition of Indian spices or green pepper or the ever wonderful curry leaves could transform the actual version into a pure delight is interesting. Ample subject to research upon.. for a kitchen scientist!



         I have always been the greatest fan of Indo- Chinese and I do not remember when I started this crush.. Feel like it was there when I was quite small. So whenever I got these from restaurants, I have the history of devouring an awful lot without giving the slightest concern to my bewildered stomach and many a times had ended in throwing up. It must sure have had MSG!(Mono Sodium Glutamate/Ajinomoto) Other wise why should I throw up? So well..."It would be better to prepare that at home" I decided ..and started collecting all Indo-Chinese recipes which came in my way.. This particular recipe is from one of my friends who managed to lure it out from a cook who made it at their home on a special occasion. I skipped only two things from the original recipe and they are MSG(that again!) and yoghurt. (I have already explained why I do not add yoghurt or curd in my previous post, Prawn Biriyani). Still it tasted fantastic.



Coming to the recipe..

Things You Neeed:


  1. Chicken (with bone or bone less) -   1  kg
  2. Ginger  garlic paste                      -   1 tbsp
  3. Turmeric powder                         -   1/4 tsp
  4. Red chilli powder                         -   1 tsp
  5. Coriander powder                       -   2 tsp
  6. Garam masala powder                 -   1/2 tsp
  7. Coriander leaves                          -    a bunch, cut into small pieces
  8. Lemon juice                                 -    2 tbsp
  9. Corn flour                                    -   2 tbsp
  10. Maida/ All purpose flour               -  2 tbsp
  11. Egg                                              -   1
  12. Red food colour (optional)            -   a pinch
  13. Salt to taste
  14. Dark soy sauce                             - 2 tbsp
  15. Tomato ketchup                            - 3 tbsp
  16. Vegetable oil                             
Garnish:
Green bell pepper                         -   1 , sliced into medium sized pieces
Onion, sliced                                 -   1
Curry leaves                                  -  1 sprig



Method:

            Cut the chicken to small pieces, wash and drain. Mix it well with all the ingredients from 2 to 13 and keep for atleast one hour in the marination. Heat a wok and add oil to it .Put the chicken in it and fry until reddish brown.Take out from the oil and drain on a kitchen towel. Immediately transfer it to another vessel. Now fry the onions, green pepper and curry leaves in the same oil just for a couple of minutes and add it over the fried chicken. Add the sauces over it when the chicken is still hot and mix well. Serve hot with rice or chapattis or with noodles.

16 comments:

  1. Slighlty intrigued by the use of garam masala & turmeric powder.Your version is Indo chinese in the true sense.Looks delectable :)

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  2. looks yummy feci..
    read some your blogs...wow..
    Asif kunjikka

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  3. There's nothing that I like better than spicy food so I'm definitely wanting a taste of your chili chicken. Plus, your picture of it is just so good that I almost feel like I can reach out and grab a piece (wish I could). By the way, I'm holding a giveaway on my blog (open to everyone) for Orglamix Organic makeup and you're welcome to come by and enter. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2010/12/orglamix-organic-mineral-makeup-review.html

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  4. @sinfully spicy,thanks.. ain't it?

    Kunjikka..its a real surprise! glad that u liked it..say my salam to zenutha n kids..

    @Lisa, thanks..don't we all love spicy foods? let me see ur giveaway..

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  5. delicious chilli chicken we make the same looks fabulous

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  6. colorful mouthwatering n so delicious dish...thanks for dropping by...see u more often...following u

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  7. What a gorgeous click! Immediately fall in love with this dish, sounds delicious...

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  8. Hello from Malaysia! ;)

    Hi there, thanks for dropping by at love2cook.

    I'm a true chickenlover, that too fried chickens! This dish caught my attention straightaway...super yummy looking! :D

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  9. Very very tempting, just feel like having some.

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  10. looks delicious! awesome click.

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  11. mmmm this chicken looks divine! i looove indo-chinese food =0

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  12. Hi there...I am first time here...lovely space u have...tempting chicken...following u.

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  13. Looks good....when you say corn flour do you mean the american corn starch that is used in chinese cooking?

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    1. thanks...
      yes, it's corn starch. in India we call it corn flour

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