Sunday 5 February 2012

Chilli Chicken: Sunday Special

Tuli finally came to my rescue.

I had been begging Ma for some pictures of all that she cooks. She would not oblige. Some unknown hesitation of those pics making it to the blog! From a woman who had wowed family, friends, relatives & neighbours with her culinary skills, this was quite unexpected. But who has ever won with a parent! So I dropped the matter & went ahead with my own kitchen recipes.

Let Go, Let God say The Books. Just when I let go, miracle of miracles, I see pictures in my mailbox today! And step by step! Of the mouth-watering Chilli Chicken Ma is so famous for! Tuli clicked the pics, I was told. Thank you Tuli :)

It's a Sunday. How about some Chilli Chicken & fried rice, people?

Ingredients: [Serves 4-6,depending on appetite!]
1. Boneless chicken- 1/2 kg
2. 1 medium Onion- cubed
3. 1 medium Capsicum - cubed
4. Grated Ginger- 1tsp
5. Sauces:
a. For Marinade
    i. Tomato - 1tbsp
    ii. Chilli - 1/2 tbsp
   iii. Dark Soy(also called Soya) - 1/2 tbsp
b. For Gravy(do not re-use the marinade)
    i. Tomato - 1tbsp
    ii. Chilli - 1/2 tbsp
   iii. Dark Soy(also called Soya) - 1/2 tbsp
6. Deseeded Green Chillies- acc to taste
7. Cornflour- 1 tbsp
8. Salt  - to taste
9. Sugar - 1tsp
10. Ajinomoto- 1/2tsp
11. White Oil - to cook

1. Marinate the chicken with cornflour, tomato sauce, chilli sauce & soya sauce. 

Use an egg for marinade if you want.(optional)

 Let the chicken marinate for 20-30 mins.

Time Saver: 
While the chicken is softening, cut onions & capsicum into cubes & grate the ginger.

Your preparation is now complete.

2. Deep fry the marinaded chicken pieces till golden brown.

By now the chicken is almost cooked.

3. Saute the onion, capsicum & ginger for 5 mins on medium flame.

4. Add  the fried chicken & the deseeded, chopped green chillies. 

Cover pan till chicken softens.

5. Add a paste of cornflour & tomato, chilli & soya sauce to the chicken. Add water if you want gravy.

6. Add salt to taste & 1tsp sugar to the chilli chicken.

7. Add ajinomoto, stir for a minute & take it off flame.

Go easy on the salt. Soya sauce has its
own sodium content.

Chilli Chicken goes best with plain fried rice, Chinese fried rice or noodles.

Serve hot.

Because God could not be everywhere, he created mothers. Because mothers can sometimes be difficult, he created Tuli :)

Love  you Tuli !