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Chilli Chicken | Indo Chinese Chilli Chicken

We Indians are crazy about Indo-Chinese food which we get at the streetside stalls of Indian streets. Nothing fancy, just finger-licking food straight from the wok to table. A perfect balance of sweet, sour, salty, and spicy makes a great and delicious combo. I have tried the Indo-Chinese food at various streetside stalls and restaurants and I am not sure which one to call “Authentic”, they all were so good and delicious, especially the streetside food and that’s what matters, the TASTE!

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A few weeks back my hubby was craving for streetside style Chilli Chicken. I have prepared it so many times but still, every time I feel something is missing, not sure what and I told this to him. The weekend came, I thought of trying it again and YES, it was finger-licking good, just like the street style. Perfectly coated with the sauces, juicy and tender chicken with crunchy veggies. This may not be the authentic Indo-Chinese style Chilli Chicken but absolutely a must try to get the closest flavor and taste of street style.

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You can make it dry or with gravy as per your preference. Adjust sauce accordingly and serve it along with Veg Fried Rice, Hakka Noodles, or as a Starter.

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I have tried so many dishes that you can call me a die-hard fan of Indo-Chinese Food and managed to write down the recipe for few of them. Do try these recipes- Chilli Paneer, Veg Fried Rice, Indo- Chinese Veg Sizzler, Fiery Chilli Chicken, Chilli Garlic Noodles, Chicken Hakka Noodles, Veg Hakka Noodles, Veg Manchurian, Chicken Manchurian, Egg Fried Rice

Serves 4

Ingredients:

For Marination

  • 1 Lbs boneless chicken, cut into small pieces
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 3 Tbsp cornflour
  • 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 Tsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  • ½ Tsp black pepper powder
  • Salt as required
  • Oil for deep frying

For Gravy

  • 1 Cup mixed color bell pepper (green and red, or any other color), cut into cubes
  • ½ Cup onion, cut into cubes
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 Tsp ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 Green chilies, finely chopped
  • ¼ Cup spring onion whites, finely chopped
  • Cornflour slurry (2 Tbsp cornflour + ¾ Cup water)
  • 2 Tbsp red chili sauce
  • 1 Tbsp ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ Tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 Tsp vinegar
  • ¼ Cup spring onion greens, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp cooking oil
  • Salt as required

Learn Step By Step Recipe With Pictures For Chilli Chicken | Indo Chinese Chilli Chicken 

Recipe:

Step 1- In a large mixing bowl, add boneless chicken, cornflour, all-purpose flour, beaten egg, ginger-garlic paste, Kashmiri red chili powder, black pepper powder, and required salt. Marinate the chicken and set aside until you chop the veggies and heat oil

 

Step 2- Heat oil in a deep frying pan and when the oil is hot add the marinated chicken and fry them on medium heat until it is cooked. Drain on a kitchen towel. Do not discard the leftover marination masala. Keep it aside for later use

 

Step 3- Heat oil in a frying pan and add chopped ginger-garlic. Saute for 30secs and then add the chopped spring onion whites and green chilies. Fry for 1min on medium flame

 

Step 4- Add the cornflour slurry and the leftover marination. Turn the flame to low and keep stirring to avoid lumps. Add red chili sauce, ketchup, black pepper powder, soy sauce, and required salt and keep cooking until the raw smell of cornflour goes away (approx 3-4mins). Add more water if required to adjust the consistency of the gravy

 

Step 5- Add the chopped bell peppers, onion, and spring onion greens. Keep a few spring onion greens for garnishing. Mix everything and cook on medium flame until they turn slightly soft, about a minute or 2

 

Step 6- Add the fried chicken and vinegar, mix well. Fry for 2-3mins until well coated and then turn off the flame. Garnish with spring onions and serve

 

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Red Curry Fried Rice | Thai Red​ Curry Fried Rice

Any kind of fried rice is such a comfort food for me that I can have it every alternate day. If you ask me is there any shortcut for yummy food without spending too much time in the kitchen? Then the answer is of course YES! There are many but today I am sharing the yummy, healthy, little spicy and colorful dish which am sure everyone is going to love. And to know how it tastes…Try making soon. :D.  Although I am was not fond of Thai curries, when I tried green and red curry fried rice, THAT WAS AWESOME and since then I wanted to try that. So here it is, Spicy Thai red curry fried rice. Mix and match the veggies according to you and top it up with chicken breast pieces or shrimp (if required) and serve.

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The secret tip for the perfect fried rice recipe is, always use a day old rice because it absorbs the flavor well and the rice grains stay separated. But if you forgot to cook a day before it’s perfectly ok. Cook then and spread on a plate and let it cool down completely. You can make this dish using any rice but for thai dishes, I always prefer jasmine rice cooked in coconut milk.

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Serves  2

Ingredients:

For Rice

  • 1 Cup jasmine rice
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 Cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 Tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt as required

For Fried Rice

  • 1 Small green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2  Small yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 Small orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Carrot, cut into Julians
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp red curry paste
  • 1 Tsp dry crushed basil leaves/ fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 Cup coconut milk
  • Salt as required
  • 1/4 Cup coconut oil

Learn Step By Step Recipe For Thai Red Curry Fried Rice

Recipe:

Step 1- Thai fried rice tastes awesome if using previous day rice. But you can use freshly made too. To make rice add rice, water, coconut milk, turmeric powder, and salt as required and cook

Step 2- Heat oil in a large skillet pan and saute minced garlic and then add all the veggies and fry on high flame for 2mins and then add the red curry paste and stir occasionally and add in the coconut milk

Step 3- Once the mixture is thick add the dry crushed basil leaves, required salt, and rice. Mix everything well and turn off the flame

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Top with some lemon wedges and your favorite meat and serve. 🙂 Enjoy the vibrant plate of comfort food with your family and friends.

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