Thursday, November 29, 2007

Chilli Chicken




Chilli chicken is one of the first dishes i cooked for my hubby. It was a safe dish with not too complex ingredients and would always turn out well. This semi - dry side dish has the strong flavours of garlic and chillies combined to give a great taste.

Ingredients:
  • 10-12 medium sized chicken pieces
  • 2 large onions sliced thin and then cut widthwise once.
  • 8 large garlic cloves crushed well(not a paste though)
  • 1 tspn red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tspn turmeric powder
  • 2tspn Coriander (dhania) powder
  • 15 green chillies slit
  • 3/4 cup chopped coriander
  • salt to taste
  • oil 4tblspn
Procedure:

  1. Heat the oil in a thick botton pan(kadai).
  2. Add the garlic and fry until it begins to turn brown in colour.
  3. Now add the onion and cook until the onions become real soft, stirring occasionally in between.
  4. Add the chicken , red chilli powder, turmeric powder, dhania powder and salt.Mix all the ingredients well. Sprinkle a little water, cover the lid and allow to cook until the chicken is almost done.(Do not add more water as the chicken leaves water while cooking making it too watery.)
  5. Now add the green chillies and coriander , Mix well, close the lid and simmer for 5 minutes.Adding the green chillies at this stage doesn't make the dish too spicy , yet at the same time imparts a nice chilli flavour to it.
  6. Turn off heat and serve.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!, Chilli Chicken really looks awesome, the pictures too are very good and looks very apetizing too.
I am waiting to get my hands on it :).

~Rajesh

papu said...

Excellent!! I made this recipe for a potluck. Everyone loved the recipe. These are great for an appetizer tray or with salads.

Veena

Anonymous said...

You have not eaten my wife, Girija Adikeshava's Chilli Chicken. If and when you visit us you can taste it and add it to your recipe. Her chilli Chicken is world famous in San Antonio. Impressed with Your writing skills.

Murali Adikeshava

Suyash said...

Great site !!! lovely pics ...i know for sure recipes will be great too...i can say this because I have tasted it many times :)
...more comments to follow...as I attempt to make few of the items myself :)