Kerala Chilli Chicken


Ingredients:-

Chicken boneless-  1/2 kg(cut into small cubes)
All purpose flour - 1/2 cup
Corn flour - 3 tsp
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Paprika powder - 1 tsp (optional)
Egg (optional)- 1
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
Onion chopped in big pieces - 2 small
Capsicum chopped - 1(optional)
Ginger thinly sliced - a small piece
Garlic thinly sliced - 3 - 4 cloves
Green chili chopped - 4
Dried red chillies - 5( use only the seeds from the chili)
paprika powder - 1/2 tsp(optional)
Spring onion chopped - 2 1/2 tsp
Soya sauce - 1 1/2 tsp
Chili tomato sauce - 1/4 cup
or  a mix of Tomato sauce  and chili sauce 
Corn flour - 1 tsp(optional, for thick gravy)

Method 
Clean and cut the chicken into small cubes.Combine all purpose flower,corn flour, chili powder,paprika powder , beaten egg and salt and make a thin - medium batter by adding a little water. Dip the chicken pieces  in the batter and keep it refrigerated for 1-2 hours. and deep fry it, till it turns golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
Or you can just fry the chicken by marinating it with salt , pepper , chili powder and 1 table spoon soy sauce.
Heat oil in a pan and add diced onions, ginger and garlic.Toss it for a minute and add Green chiles, capsicum and 2 tsp of Spring onion. Saute for 2 -3 minutes.( This should nt be allowed to get sauteed well)Add paprika powder, soya sauce, chilli and tomato sauce and salt.If you are adding cornflour , mix it with 1/4 cup of water and pour to the pan.
Stir in the fried chicken pieces and combine it well. Take out the seeds from the dried red chili and add it to the pan. Simmer for 3 minutes and remove from heat
Serve warm , garnish with spring onions. Goes well with chapati , Chicken fried rice and Veg fried rice.
(If you want gravy,mix 2 tsp of cornflour in 1/2 cup of water,add it to chicken and cook for 2 minutes)
Cheers!!!!

10 comments:

Sita Lakshmi said...

Honey... wow..thats mouth watering!! Actually, this is very helpful for me. Good Job!!

Anonymous said...

hi ...i'm new here .... have gt a doubt .... wat is PARIKA POWDER .... havn't this here(kochi).... can i substitute anything else(pepper) for this....wen i chked for this in GOOGLE felt like chilly powder...

Anonymous said...

i think paprika powder is to give colour to the dish......i use kashmiri chilli powder.......

Anonymous said...

i think paprika powder is to give colour to the dish......i use kashmiri chilli powder.......

Anonymous said...

thank you fr ur tasty rcps :)

Dona said...

my husband made this and he just loved it. thank u

Sarah Naveen said...

Good to hear that Dona : )..Thanks much !

Angie said...

I'm so excited to try this recipe. I had this one time at a restaurant with my family while visiting in India and haven't had anything like it since. Thanks so much!!

Angie said...

What is tomato chili sauce or chili sauce? I'm from the USA. Do I make this or where can I buy it? Thanks!!

Nandini P said...

Hi Sarah I tried this recipe yesterday and it turned out to be extremely delicious! It's so simple to make and it was yum! Thanks a lot for sharing your recipes! I'm going through your other recipes as well I find it really interesting and would love to try all of them in the coming days! Ur blog gave some life to my cooking! Thanks once again.

Regards
Nandini

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