Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Kerala-Style-Chinese-Chilli Chicken!

It was when my friend, Vimal, asked me to get the recipe of chilli chicken from my wife, that I pondered over her more-than-average culinary skills. She is a reasonably good 'multi-cuisine' cook and and chilli chicken one of her specialities. Among other things, Vimal is also my lunch-buddy at HP and he seems to have really liked the chilli chicken I shared with him sometime back. So (primarily) for Vimal and anyone else who might want to dabble in a bit of 'kerala-style-chinese-chillichicken-cooking', here it goes ...

Don't forget, I am ever ready to sample what you come up with, following the below recipe.

Cut chicken into thin, long slices (~2 inches in length). Marinate with chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, pepper and salt (all quantities to taste, wife says). Leave it for 30 minutes. Cut Onion, Ginger, Garlic & Capsicum into cube shapes. Fry the now-marinated chicken pieces in cooking oil. Use ~ 3/4 of a cup of cooking oil for a kg of chicken (chicken should not be deep-fried). Now to the oil remaining after frying chicken, add the cut Onion, Ginger, Garlic & Capsicum cubes. Once these are cooked, add soya sauce, turmeric powder (1/4 of a teaspoon), green chilli sauce, pepper, salt and a pinch of sugar (all quantities again left to the cook's imagination!) to get a mixture. Add 3-4 teaspoons of cornfour in one glass of water and mix it with the mixture above. Once the mixture boils, add fried chicken and cook it for 10 minutes.

Now taste for yourself and see how it has turned out. Tasting good?, declare it to the world and you will never see a trace of it, again. Not that good?, still declare to the world, but the world will turn around and tell you, 'it is all yours'. And that I think is what the world told Vimal last time.

3 comments:

Jayadeep(JDP) said...

How about a "prathaman" recipe ? :)

Rahul said...

JDP,

Haha ... :-)

Vimal said...

Thanks a lot, especially to your better-half. I will surely try it this weekend. You will know if it has come out well or not by the size of a parcel you may recieve the next day :-)