Chilli Chicken

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I’m back!!!! Thanks Sharmi & Srivalli for enquiring about me…

The past few weeks had been soo hectic & could not blog, so now I have come up with a Spicy dish for you…     

Let me confess,  I dont like to eat Chinese food here in the US.

No offense but, first of all the odour in those restaurants makes me feel like throwing up.

Except to eat in Indian restaurants, I really dont eat out much, Chinese or otherwise.

Somehow I have never been able to adapt to any other cuisines. I am happy with my Indian food.

So when I want to eat some Indian Chinese its easy, I prepare Chilli Chicken & Fried Rice.   🙂

The Capsicum/Peppers added enhances the flavours of this wonderful dish.

Chilli Chicken

Ingredients

     1 Lb -Chicken – Skinless, Boneless Breast

     1 Onion

     1/2 ” Ginger

     1 Clove Garlic

     1 Capsicum

     2-3 Tbsp Oil

     1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder

     2-3 Tsp – Vinegar

     2-3 Tsp – Soya Sauce

     2 Tsp Ginger Garlic Paste

     1-2 Tsp Corn Flour

     1 Tsp Tomato Paste/Puree

     1/2 Tsp Turmeric

     Salt to Taste

Method

    Wash & cut the chicken breast into cubes.

    Apart from the first 6 ingredients, combine all the other ingredients, adjust Red Chilli Powder & salt to taste.

    Make a smooth paste of it.

    Now add the chicken  cubes & mix so that the chicken is well coated with the marinade.

    Refrigerate the marinated chicken for a minimum of 2 hours.

    Slice Onions thinly. Finely chop Ginger & Garlic. Slice Capsicum into strips.

    Heat Oil in a wide pan. When hot add the thinly sliced onions.

   When onions turn transparent, add the finely chopped Ginger & Garlic.

   Saute for 2 -3 minutes. Add the marinated Chicken.

   Stir well & saute on high flame initially & then reduce flame to medium.

   Keep stirring often so that the chicken wont get burnt, cook for 15-20 minutes.

   Adjust the spices now if needed.

   Now add the Capsicum strips & saute for a few more minutes.

   Delicious Chilli Chicken Ready!!!!

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Spicy Chicken Gravy

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Chicken gravy as the name indicates is a creamy & spicy curry base in which the chicken is simmered.

The aromatic spices adds a wonderful flavour to the chicken.

This curry goes very well with  ghee rice, rotis, chapathis etc.

Spicy Chicken Gravy

Ingredients

2 lbs Chicken

3 Onions thinly sliced

4 Green Chilles slit

1 Cup Yoghurt

2 Tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste

2 – 3 Tsp Red Chilli Powder Or as per taste

1 Tsp Dhania Powder

1 Tsp Cumin Powder

1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder

3 Cardamom

2 Cloves

2″ Cinnamon

Oil as required

Salt Per taste

Method

Beat curds / yoghurt until smooth & well blended.

Add turmeric powder, 1 Tsp Of Chilli Powder and 1 Tsp ginger garlic paste to the yoghurt & mix well.

Add well washed & cubed chicken pieces to the yoghurt mixture & mix well.

Marinate for an hour in the refrigerator. The more time marinated the better.

Heat 3-4 tsps of oil in a pan & add 2 sliced onions. Fry them until golden.

Cool & grind the onions along with 1 cardamom to fine paste along with little water.

Heat Oil in a pan, add the cinnamon, cloves & cardamon to the oil when hot.

After a minute, add 1 sliced onion & green chilles. Saute untill translucent.

Add ginger garlic paste & fry for 1-2 minutes.

Now add just the chicken without the yoghurt marinade.

Fry the chicken well for 6-8 minutes on high heat.

Add the chilli/dhania/cumin powders & fry for few more minutes.

Add the marinade now along with a cup of water & salt.

Cook chicken untill tender.

Adjust the spices if needed. Add the onion paste & mix well.

Simmer for a few more minutes, until done.

Garnish with cilantro if needed.

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Chicken Vindaloo

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The spicy chicken vindaloo is almost everyones favourite. The chicken cooked in spicy red sauce is mouthwatering.

Will post the recipe later.