Monday, December 3, 2012

Chilly chicken

Chilly chicken is another popular Indian chicken recipe. We can taste Chilly chicken in most of the Indian restaurants anywhere. People often say that chilly chicken is an Indo-Chinese food. I don't know for sure about this fact, but I like the deep flavor of capsicum and spring onions in it. I have tried to make chilly chicken on my own many times (came out good though), but wanted to get a typical flavored recipe. So I referred Deepa's (Hamaree rasoi) chilly chicken and got the basic idea for this recipe. I like her recipe very much, as it is easy to understand and gives me the correct taste.  I have added black pepper and Ap flour instead of white pepper and corn starch, as I had that only at hand. Turmeric is one ingredient I always add compulsorily in most of my non veg foods. Other than that it is very same as Deepa's.
Some people call the same recipe as chicken manchurian. Whatever the name be, here is a totally irresistible chicken dish from my kitchen to yours:)
Chilly chicken

Step 1:
To marinate:
skinless boneless chicken thigh - 1 kg
All purpose flour / corn flour - 3 tbsp
soy sauce - 2 tbsp
vinegar - 2 tbsp
red chilly powder - 1 tsp
egg - 1
salt - to taste
turmeric - 1 tsp

Ginger - 3 inch
garlic - 6 cloves

Grind ginger garlic together. Cut the chicken into small pieces. Mix everything above in a mixing bowl along with ginger garlic paste. Add the chicken pieces and marinate for 1 to 2 hours.

Step 2:
Oil - 200 ml.
Deep fry the chicken pieces in medium fire. Ensure that the pieces are cooked well and turns golden red.
Don't crowd the oil. It will take nearly 30 minutes, depending upon the wok size.
while frying, I chopped the other ingredients and made the chapati:)
Keep the fried chicken pieces in a paper towel and drain excess oil. Keep aside.

Step 3:
For garnish:
green capsicum - 1 large
(bell pepper / kudai milagai)
scallion (spring onion) - 1 small bunch
white onion - 1 large
black / white pepper powder - 1 tsp
salt - to taste
remaining marinade
tomato sauce - 2 tbsp
corn starch - 1 tbsp
soy sauce - 1 tsp
garlic - 6 cloves
green chilly - 4

Mince garlic and green chilly finely. Chop the scallion to 1/2 inch pieces.
Cut the capsicum and onion into 1 inch squares.
After frying the marinated chicken pieces, drain the oil in paper towels.
Discard excess oil from the frying pan and retain only 2 to 3 tbsp oil.
Put the chopped onion and capsicum, fry for a few seconds.  Add the minced garlic, green chilly.
Add little salt (as we have already added salt before frying the chicken), soy sauce, dissolved corn starch, tomato ketchup, pepper powder and mix well.
Add 1/4 cup water to the left over marinade and add to the wok.
Cook for a few minutes. Before switching off, add the fried chicken mix well.
Garnish with chopped scallion.
Chilly chicken is ready!

Serving suggestion:
Serve hot as side dish with any fried rice or chapati or noodle.
Serves 6 - 8 people

Time taken:
Marination - 2 hours
preparation - 30 minutes
frying - 30 minutes
garnish - 15 minutes
This may seem a time consuming process, but worth the effort.


Suja Manoj said...

Can have this anytime,makes me hungry

Subhie Arun said...

V tempting n irrestible

Priya Suresh said...

An irresistible chilly chicken,who can resist to this yummy dish.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks wonderful... would love to try...

Unknown said...

So so tempting and droolworthy. Just feel like grabbing a bite.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Glad that you liked it...I too use flour when I don't have cornflour. My family likes it on weekends as starters . Thank you very much for the mention. Hugs

Angelljoe said...

Must try this...looks delicius...hmmhmm. Thanks for the comment on the soya bean milk is a very refreshing drink. How r yr Christmas preparations....hoping to view yr christmas cookie recipes!!!

Angelljoe said...

Looks delicious...must try it soon. Thanks for yr comment on the soya bean milk is indeed a very refreshing drink. Must be busy preparing for Christmas......looking forward to yr Christmas recipes!!! said...

My all time favourites....loved your version of the recipe

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