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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Chilli Chicken



Ingredients

Onion – 1, medium size, finely chopped
Capsicum - 1, sliced length-wise
Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tspn
Chilly powder – 1 tspn
Soya sauce -  1 tspn
Tomato sauce– 11/2  tspn
Water – 1 cup
Salt – to taste
Oil – 1 tablespoon

To Marinate
Chicken – ½ kg, boneless, cut into 1-inch pieces
Ginger – ½ inch size, finely chopped and crushed
Garlic – 2 beads, finely chopped and crushed
Green chillies – 3, crushed
Red chilly powder – 1tspn
Black pepper powder – ¼ tspn
Egg white – 1 beaten
Corn flour – 2 tablespoons
Soya sauce – 1 1/2 teaspoons
salt to taste

How to make

Mix well the corn flour, chilly powder, black pepper powder, soya sauce, ginger, garlic, green chillies and salt. Marinate the chicken pieces in the flour mixture. Refrigerate for 1 – 2hrs. Now fry the chicken pieces in a frying pan, till they are golden brown in color. Heat oil in another pan, add the onions and saute till slightly golden. Add capsicum and salt and sate till they are tender. Add chilly powder,soya sauce, tomato sauce and 1 cup water. When the gravy starts to boil add the fried chicken pieces. Cover and cook in low flame till the chicken pieces are well coated with the gravy. Add more salt if required. Serve hot.



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