Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Chilly Chicken

Chinese chilli chicken, I guess would be the most demanding of Chinese dishes. Its a simple one to prepare,but beginners may find it a bit time consuming.

  1. Chicken- 1/2 kg, boneless,cut into small parts
  2. Onion-1 large,cut into wedges
  3. Capsicum-2,cut into squares
  4. Garlic- 4 pods,thinly sliced
  5. Ginger- 1 inch, thinly sliced
  6. Corn flour-3 tablespoon
  7. Egg- 1
  8. Salt- 1-2 teaspoon
  9. Red hilly powder-2 teaspoon
  10. Chilli sauce- 1/2 tablespoon
  11. Tomato sauce- 1/2 tablespoon
  12. Soya sauce- 1 1/2 tablespoon
  13. Chicken stock- 1/2 cup(prepare by boiling chicken in water)
  14. Water-1/2 cup
  15. Oil
  1. Make a fine batter with 2 tablespoon cornflour,egg,salt,red chilly powder and 1 tablespoon Soya sauce
  2. Dip the clean and cut chicken pieces into the batter and keep aside for 15-20 mins
  3. Heat oil in a deep bottomed pan and fry the chicken pieces till brownish.
  4. Drain a keep aside.
  5. In another pan heat 1 tablespoon oil(use the same oil used in frying the chicken) and saute the onions,capsicum,ginger and garlic.
  6. Add the chicken stock,water and boil the mix.
  7. Add all the remaining sauces and mix thoroughly.
  8. Add the fried chicken pieces
  9. Dissolve 1 tablespoon corn flour in 1/2 cup water and ad to the chicken.
  10. Cook for 4-5 mins, to attain a thick consistency
  11. Serve hot!
Garnish with spring onions and serve hot. Serve as a starter/side dish. Happy Cooking!!!

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