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Chilli Chicken

Chilli Chicken

Chilli Chicken

This is the most loved recipe in my home,mostly by the kids..prepared using boneless chicken marinated in flavoured batter,deep fried and then soaked in yoghurt and later fried in oil along with few herbs and chilli..tastes much better than you eat in a restaurant…coz its made at Home!!!!..You Gotta Try This.

Ingredients

First batch of Ingredients

Boneless Chicken -300 gms

Corn flour – 5 tbsps

Plain flour – 2 tbsps

Egg – 1 whole

Salt as per taste

Red chilli Paste – 1/2 tsp

Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

Water – 2 tsps

Oil for deep fry

Second batch of Ingredients

Yoghurt – 1 cup

Chilli Powder – 1/4tsp

Orange food colour – 1 pinch (optional)

A pinch of salt

Third batch of Ingredients

Oil – 2 tsps

Garlic and Ginger – 1 tsp minced

Green chilli – 2-3 sliced

Onion – 1 med sliced

Curry leaves – 2 sprigs

Fresh Coriander – 3 tbsps chopped

Lemon juice – 1/2 tsp

Corn Starch – 4 tbsps (Mix 1 tbsp of corn flour in 4 tbsps of water and keep)

Method

1.First take a mixing bowl and mix  all the ingredients mentioned in the first batch except the oil and keep for 20-30 mins covered.

2.Heat the oil  in a wok and deep fry the marinated chicken in two batches till golden brown and drain onto paper towels.

3.Now mix the ingredients of second batch and add the fried chicken to it,mix well and keep aside

4.Take another pan and drop in the 2 tbsps of oil and add the ingredients of third batch except lemon juice,corn starch and  fresh coriander one by one and saute on med-high heat for 2-3 mins.

5.Lastly add the fried chicken soaked in yoghurt mix,fry well till the water evaporates and chicken seperates,now sprinkle corn starch and stir well,drop in the fresh coriander and lemon juice stir another 1-2 mins and turn off the heat.

Chilli Chicken

Chilli Chicken

This is the best side dish for chinese fried rice or as a starter or side dish for any meal.Named it as chilli chicken coz..I used chilli powder,red chilli paste and green chillies too..

Chicken in Hot and Sour Vegetable Sauce

Chicken in Hot and Sour Vegetable Sauce

This chicken dish is the right combination for chinese fried rice, nans,rotis or chapatis(Indian Flat Bread).This is not too spicy but moderate….If you like it more spicy can alter the chilli powder quantity.This is served more often at my table!!! and loved by all…..

Ingredients

For chicken marinade

Chicken boneless – 250 gms pat dry and cut into 2” stripes

Salt – as per taste

Pepper powder -1/4 tsp

Egg -1 whole

Plain flour/maida -1/2 cup

Corn flour -2 tbsps

Step 1.Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl,cover and keep for 10 mins  in refrigerator.

For Hot and Sour Vegetable Sauce

Ginger and Garlic – 1 tbsp minced

Onion – 1 med finely sliced

Spring onions – sliced 1/2 cup

Carrot – 1 peeled,washed and cut into  juliennes

Capsicum  – 1 small remove stem and deseed wash and cut into juliennes

Cabbage – 1/2 cup juliennes

Oil – 2 tbsp of olive oil

Green chilli sauce – 1 tbsp

Tomato ketchup – 3-4 tbsps

Vinegar – 1/2 tsp

Dark soy sauce – 1 tsp

Green chilli – 1 deseed and mince

Red chilli powder – 1/4 tsp

Black pepper powder – a pinch

Salt – as per taste

Corn flour – 1 tbsp mixed in 1/2 cup of water. This mixture is called the corn starch.

Oil  – for deep frying chicken

Method

Step 2.Heat oil for deep frying ,now take the marinated chicken and drop into hot oil and fry till golden brown,remove and drain .

Step 3.In another pan or wok take 2 tsps of the remaining oil from deep fry and add the minced ginger and garlic fry 1 min and add the minced green chilli and onion stir fry on high heat for a couple of mins.

Step 4.Drop in the prepared carrot,cabbage,capsicum and 1/2 of the spring onion and saute well add the salt and chilli powder and a pinch of black pepper powder.

Step 5.Now add 2 cups of water and cook covered for 2 mins,then add the chilli sauce,tomato ketchup ,soy sauce and vinegar.Let simmer another 2 mins.

Step 6.Add the fried chicken into the hot and sour vegetable sauce and keep stirring  on low heat for 3mins adjust sauce content and consistency by adding more water and prepared corn starch,cook another 2 mins and turn off heat.

Serve in a bowl topped with remaining spring onion.

Goes well with chinese fried rice or fried rice and Parathas.

Chicken in Hot and sour sauce

Chicken in Hot and sour sauce

Chicken Satay

Chicken Satay

Ingredients:

Boneless Chicken / Breast – 250 gms  Cut into 2″  strips

For the Marinade :

Soy sauce – 1tbsp

Ginger garlic paste – 1/4 tsp

Salt – as per taste

Pepper powder – as per taste

Lemon juice – 1 tsp

Oil – 3 tbsp for shallow fry

Things you need

Bamboo Skewers ( Soak in cool water for half an hour)

Method

Wash and pat dry the chicken breast pieces and cut into strips.

Mix the ingredients for marinade well and drop the chicken pieces in and mix well.

Cover and refrigerate for 1/2 hour.

When everything is ready remove chicken and skewer them onto the soaked bamboo skewers and place them on hot pan with oil for shallow fry or pan grill.

Turn them to brown on all sides,takes 10 to 15 mins altogether to fry.

Remove and serve with your fav dip as a starter or can be served as a side dish.

Easy to prepare and can enjoy when on picnics

Serving Ideas

Remove meat from the skewers and wrap into tortillas or chappatis along with mayonaise and salad to have a healthy snack or kids lunch or for dinner.

The skewers can be grilled if you wish to have BBQ flavour.

 

Lamb Mince Kababs

Lamb Mince Kababs

 Ingredients

Lamb mince/Kheema – 250 gms

Chana dal/Pachhi senaga pappu – 3 tbsps soaked

Onion – 1 roughly chopped

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder – 2 pinches

Garam Masala – 1/2tsp

Egg – 1 only white

Corn flour – 5 tbsps

Fresh coriander – a handful chopped

Oil for deep fry

Method

Wash and drain the mince well and place in a pressure cooker,add the soaked chana dal,red chilli powder,salt turmeric and ginger garlic paste and mix well.add 1 cup of water and cook upto 3 whistles.

Boiled mince

Open and cool,if water exists place on the heat till it evaporates.

Now add chopped onion,fresh coriander,garam masal and grind(Coarsely) to a paste .Remove into a bowl and add egg white, corn flour  and a pinch of salt and mix well.

Heat oil for deep frying and grease your palms and make patties/kababs and fry on med heat in hot oil till brown.

Drain on paper towels .

Mince Kababs

Serve hot as a side dish or snack.Tastes good with a chappati and salad  prepared as a roll or wrap.

Cabbage Coconut Fry

Cabbage Coconut Fry

 Ingredients

Cabbage – a quarter,shredded and rinsed

Onion – 1 sliced

Green chilli – 3 sliced

Ginger garlic paste – 1tsp

Curry leaves – few

Turmeric powder – 3 pinches

Salt to taste

Oil – 3 tsps

Mustard – 1/4 tsp

 Fresh coconut grated – 1/2 cup

Fresh coriander 1 tbsp chopped

Method

Heat oil in a kadai and splutter mustard and then add onion,green chilli and curry leaves fry few mins and add 1 tsp of ginger garlic paste and fry.

Now add the shredded cabbage and fry till it reduces and turns transperant,add the turmeric,salt and fresh coconut and mix well.

Cover and cook till done.Add fresh coriander and serve.

Crispy Fried Vegetables in Hot Sauce

Crispy Fried Vegetables in Hot Sauce

 Ingredients for Crispy Vegetables

Step -1 Prepare vegetables

Mushrooms – Button mushrooms 8-10 peeled,washed and sliced

Bell peppers Yellow,red and Green – 1/2 each deseeded and diced

Carrot – 1 peeled,washed and thinly sliced into squares

Cabbage – 3-4 leaves diced

Prepared vegetables

 

step – 2  Prepare batter

Corn flour – 3 tbsps

Plain flour/All purpose flour – 5-6 tbsps

Salt and Pepper

Water – for mixing

Mix all the ingredients and prepare batter,add the vegetables and gently mix to coat well and keep apart.

Veggies in batter Ready for Frying

 Step – 3 Deep Fry

Crispy Fried Vegetables

 Step – 4 Prepare Hot Sauce

Onion – 1 finely chopped

Ginger – 1 ” piece finely minced

Garlic Cloves 3 minced

Spring onion – sliced

Soy sauce – 2 tbsps

Red chilli paste – 1 tsp

Chilli sauce – 2 tsps

Salt to taste

Method

Heat a pan and add 2 tsp of oil from the fried veggies and stir fry ginger,garlic and onion on high heat for few mins and reduce heat,add the red chilli paste and sauces and stir a couple of mins.

Add the fried veggies and spring onion and a sprinkle of salt is optional as there is salt in sauces.

Stir fry 3-4 mins and turn of heat.Sprinkle chopped spring onion greens.

These Tasty and spicy Hot vegetables are good for wraps or with rotis or parathas.

Brinjal Raita

Brinjal Raita

 

This is an easy side dish for biryani or any fried rice or even white rice.Tastes good with chappatis and can be done when running out of time..too.
 
Ingredients
 
Brinjals – 4 med chopped and placed in salted water
Onion – 1 finely chopped
Green chilli – 2 sliced
Curry leaves – few
Oil – 2 tsps
Turmeric powder – 1/6 tsp
Salt – as per taste
Coriander powder – 1/4 tsp
Yoghurt – 4 cups whisked with 1/2 cup of water
Fresh coriander -a little
 
Method
 
Heat a pan and add oil,drop in the chopped onion,curry leaves and green chilli fry 2 mins and add the chopped brinjal pieces saute and sprinkle salt and turmeric powder and cover cook till soft and add the coriander powder stir 2 mins and turn off heat.
Add this to the whisked yoghurt and mix in the chopped fresh coriander a little.
Serve with Biryani or Garlic Pilaf….See Rice Specials Category for Different Rice Recipes..
 

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