Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Indo-Chinese Cooking : Chilly Chicken

I always loved chinese food, especially Indo-Chinese. When I first came to Germany, J took me to a chinese restaurant, and when the menu cards arrived, I eagerly opened them to find dishes like Manchuria, Chilly Chicken, Ginger Chicken etc etc... But to my surprise I found something like Kung-Pao, Chicken in sweet and sour sauce etc...


I was very much disappointed at the fact that, Manchuria and Chilly Chicken etc, are found only the the Chinese restaurants in India.

Last weekend we have been to our friend's place in Munich, and suddenly the two men J and J wanted to have something spicy and so we decided to make Chilly Chicken, after browsing on net for the recipe, and after mix and match from here and there, we came up with this recipe.

For Chicken:
Chicken Breasts: 500 gms, cut into bite sized pieces
Cornflour: 1 tbsp
Egg: 1
Salt: to taste
Ajnimotto: 1/4 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste: 1 tbsp
Pepper Powder: 1 tsp
Oil: for frying

To Finish:

Oil: 2 tbsp
Green Chillies: 8 to 10, slit length wise, acc. to your taste buds
Capsimcum: 1 large, cut into cubes
Onions: 1 large, cut into cubes
Chopped Ginger: 1 tbsp
Chopped Garlic: 1 tbsp
Salt: to taste
Soya Sauce: 2 tbsp
Ajnimotto: 1/4 tsp
Red Chilly Sauce: 1 tbsp
Cornflour: 1 tbsp, mixed in little water
Spring Onions: to garnish

Chilly Chicken : The Steps

How I did it:
  1. Mix chicken with all other ingredients, mentioned under 'For Chicken'.
  2. Heat oil in a wide pan, and fry the chicken.
  3. Keep aside.
  4. Take an other deep pan, add little oil.
  5. When hot, add green chillies and chopped ginger and garlic.
  6. Then add Onions and Capsicum.
  7. Add little salt and fry for 5 mins.
  8. Add Soya Sauce, and ajnimotto and Chilli Sauce.
  9. Fry for 2 mins more.
  10. Add the fried chicken pieces and 2 to 3 tbsp of cornflour mixed in water.
  11. Mix well and fry for 2 more mins.
  12. Serve Hot.
And the Verdict:
Spicy, yummy.. and though it comes under chinese cusine, its truly Indian at heart :)


Neha said...

looking so yummy...

Prajusha said...

wow..chilly chicken looks mouthwatering..

ANJALI J. said...

Nice recipe..
haha..that was a quick response..the moment my post appeared, i saw ur comment.. i liked it :)

Sagari said...

delecious chilli chicken,looks soooo yummy

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siriha said...

Hey cinnamon...cilly chicken looks awesome!!!!!!!!! yummyyyyyyyy

Revathi said...

Looks absolutely authentic indian chinese !! YEs it is definitely indian and not chinese !!

Apple said...

Looks so yumm and colorful Spanz...I make chilli chicken in a diff way...Dry item laaga chesthaanu..'ll try this soon...

Dhivya said...

wow!looks so colorful and yummy!

Divya Vikram said...

WOw..mouthwatering chicken..Nice pics too..

Pearlsofeast said...

Wow so yummy!!!!!!. It is absolutely tempting.Nice pictures

Mona said...

Cinnamon, That looks fantastic, Even i am a great fan of Indo-Chinese food.. Really yummy. Your recipe looks fantastic, am sure gonna try this one, thnx for sharing!


Srivalli said...

wow wow..there is no stopping you right..that plate looks right off from the restaurant stuff!..

Rachel said...

Looks so professional..

Andhra Flavors said...

mouthwatering dish!!!! abbba iam going into kitchen....ohh shut there is no chicken????????

Cinnamon said...

Neha...it tasted yummy too :)
Prajusha.. Thankyou girl!
Anjali...I am never late appreciating good recipes :)
Sagari, Thank You!
Siriha, Thanks :)
Revathi, Ya I always consider it as Indian though everyone consider it as chinese!
Apple, even this is a dry item ra, cornflour water I add at last is not much, its just few table spoons.
Divya, Thank You.
Divya Vikram, Thanks!
Pearls of East.. Iam glad you liked it.
Mona, DO try it lemme know how u liked it.
Valli.. That was a nice compliement, comparing it with a restaurant dish.. I am on cloud 9 :)
Rachel,Thanks dear!
AndhraFlavours, do try it when there is chicken next time, and share ur recipe too :)

shankari said...

OMG! This looks just fantastic

shankari said...

OMG! This looks just fantastic

Cynthia said...

Ummmmm, I've never had chilly chicken before. I'm gonna definitely give this a try.

meeso said...

This looks really good!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Love chili chicken a lot.... Ur version is very good recipe to try..... Mouthwatering chicken recipe...

Priyanka said...

CT, being a vegetarian, i make the chilly paneer version of the chicken- the rest of the recipe is the same. love it absolutely.

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Aditi..............:) said...

Yummy recipe.....I ll try for sure...:)
Love your blog....will visit it regularly...:D

Jackie said...

Sounds like this dish has a bit of tasty zing to, and it looks great!

Kribha said...

Looks so good and mouthwatering. Very nice.

zlamushka said...

Hi CInnamon,
I cam here through Cynthia´s blog. I love spices and chilies, in particular. I am hosting Tried & Tasted event dedicated to cooking from other blogs. This month, we re cooking from Cynthia. Up for the challenge?

Srivalli said...

hey cinnamon...hope you are doing good..

uvr said...

chilly chicken looks delicious....

Zohreen said...

Wow,,the picture looks so yummy and the recipe is easy....So i m just making it tonite and i m sure its going to be yummy....We can even make paneer with same recipe...Thanx to the one who has shared this recipe with us...

Anonymous said...

Anjinomoto is MSG, why would you use that? Is there a healthier susbsitute?

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