Monday, October 22, 2012

Dhaba Chilli Chicken

"Chilli Chicken" name itself is so tempting that you will not miss to remember the taste you had last time. It is the the most popular dish that comes to mind when thinking about all the Chinese food that has been adapted in India. It goes great with fried rice or chow mein. Indo Chinese cuisine is the adaptation of Chinese seasoning and cooking techniques to Indian tastes. The Indian Chinese cuisine is said to have been developed by the small Chinese community that has lived in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) for over a century. Today, the Chinese food has become an integral  part of the Indian culinary scene. I got this recipe from a local dhaba wala, his recipe was very famous among the local community and was a great hit. It makes me remember my good old college days when we use bunk the boring food of hostel mess for having these taste bud tantalizing chilli chicken.


Chicken breast:                500 Grams ( Boneless cut in small cubes)
Red Bell Pepper:              1/2 cut in small cubes
Green Bell Pepper:           1/2 cut in small cubes
Soya sauce:                      3-4 tablespoon
Onion:                              1 medium cut in small cubes
Corn flour:                        2 tablespoon
All purpose flour:              1 tablespoon
Egg:                                 1 tablespoon
Green Chilli:                     2 split in halves
Garlic:                              1 tablespoon finely chopped
Ginger:                             1 tablespoon finely chopped     
Chili oil:                            1/2 tablespoon
Salt to taste
White pepper
Vegetable Oil

13 Secret Sauce
1) Cut the chicken in small cubes. Add 1 tablespoon soya sauce, egg, 1 tablespoon corn flour and all purpose flour. Season it with salt and pepper.
2) Mix well and deep fry all the chicken cubes until golden brown from out and fully cooked inside.
3) Heat some oil in a wok. Add green chilli, ginger and garlic fry for a minute and add diced onion and bell pepper. Add fried chicken. Toss it on high flame.
4) Add 1 tablespoon Soya sauce and 1 tablespoon corn flour mixed with few spoons of water. Stir it till all the chicken and vegetables are coated with sauce. Season it with salt and pepper.
5) Finish this hot and spicy chicken with some sprinkle of chili oil.
6) Serve hot with some veg fried rice or chow mein.


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