Chilli Chicken

Chilli Chicken is Indo-Chinese dish. It is served as a starter at restaurants. I believe you all know how popular this dish is! It goes best with Fried Rice, Noodles or just on its own. Some prefer to make this dish with bone and some with out bone. Today I am using boneless thigh part of the chicken. This dish is well flavored and satisfying . Try this recipe and you will love it. Its a magic when you infuse Chinese to Indian cooking and I'm loving it :).  So, lets not delay and start making Chilli Chicken! 

For easy understanding I divided this recipe into three parts: . 

First Part is about marination of the chicken

Second Part is about frying the chicken 

And Third part is about making of the sauce 

So, for the first part you will be needing the

 following ingredients : ( Marination of Chicken)

500 Grams
1 Cup
1 Teaspoon
Red chilli sauce
1 to 2 Tablespoons

Method : 

First we are marinating the chicken in the buttermilk. 

Buttermilk acts as the tenderizer . so when you soak the 

chicken pieces in the buttermilk you will end up with soft, 

juicy chicken pieces.

Generally, we make buttermilk at our home by churning

 the curds(yogurt). But here, we are using other method of

making the buttermilk by using milk and vinegar. Simply

add vinegar  to the room temperature milk and wait for 5 minutes until 

it gets curdled. This buttermilk cannot be used for consuming

 directly. But you can use as an ingredient  for the recipes

 which calls for buttermilk for making biscuits, cookies or

buttermilk chicken..

 To the buttermilk add the red chilli sauce and chicken

 and marinate it  for about 2 hours. 

Second Part : Frying the Chicken 

For this you will need the following ingredients : 

Corn Flour
¼ Cup
All purpose flour (Maida)
½ Cup
Baking Powder
Less than ½ Teaspoon
½  Teaspoon
Pepper Powder
1 Teaspoon
Marinated  Chicken
500 Grams
As required for deep frying

Method : 

 After marinating the chicken , discard the buttermilk(saving some for mixing the flours) and add the flours, baking powder, salt, pepper powder.

Mix everything well and fry in the oil 

Third Part : Making of the sauce 

For this you will need the following ingredients : 

1/3rd Cup
Corn Flour
1 Teaspoon
2 Tablespoons
1 Tablespoon (crushed)
Onion (Medium sized)
1 (cut into squares)
Bell Pepper (Large )
1 (Cut into Squares)
Red Chilli Sauce
1 Tablespoon
Soy Sauce
1 Tablespoon
Less than ½ Teaspoon
MSG (Ajinomoto, China Salt) (Optional)
¼ Teaspoon
½ Teaspoon
Black pepper Powder
1 Teaspoon


Method : 

Begin by adding cornflour to the water, mix well ( This will act as a thickener to our sauce) and keep it aside until further use.
Next , switch on the stove to high flame and heat oil in a kadai, add bell peppers, onions, crushed garlic, and stir for a minute. 
next, add the thickener i.e, cornflour dissolved in water . 
Now, add both the sauces, salt, sugar, pepper and MSG.. 
When you observe that the sauce is slightly thickening, then add the fried chicken pieces to the sauce and saute it until the liquid gets absorbed by the chicken. 
Garnish it with some greens and sesame seeds.

Its Done !!   


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