I am definitely in a la la land , seeing all the emails , from those who tried out my Baked Pasta Casserole and Mushroom curry with yogurt . Thank you guys , 'm so glad you tried it and liked it . Wonderful to hear that some of you guys enjoyed making it on sunday evening :)
The recipe of the day, is from "the chinese take out dinner " I made in my kitchen along with Egg fried rice, that I posted here .
Here lightly pan fried chicken pieces are again sauteed in flavorful ingredients , ending up in a delightful side with Fried rice , chapati or even simple white rice.
In fact its a bit modified version of the kerala chilli chicken a dry version to the normal indo -chinese chilli chicken gravy, making it less -oily less fatty , a bit more quick and healthy . So next time when you are thinking of a take out , give this a thought and trust me "most of the times the take out tastes better in your own kitchen" .
Recipe for Indo-chinese Chilli chicken - dry version :-
Chicken - 1/2 kg ( i used 2 boneless breast pieces )
Salt to taste
Ground black pepper - a large pinch
Soy sauce - 1 tea spoon
Onion diced - 1 medium
Ginger thinly sliced - a 1 inch piece
Garlic thinly sliced - 3-4 cloves
Green chili chopped - 2
Green bell pepper - 1 small
Scallions / Green onions - a small bunch( i use both white and green part)
Soy Sauce - 2 tea spoon
Chili tomato sauce - 3-4 table spoons or use a mix of chilli and tomato sauce
Dried red chiles - 1 or 2
Clean and cut the chicken pieces into desired pieces . Its better its thin and long .Marinate it with salt to taste , soy sauce and ground black pepper. Heat a spoon of oil in a pan and shallow fry the chicken pieces, 4-5 minutes on each side or until they are cooked and brown. drain on paper towels and set aside.
Or you can bake or grill the chicken pieces.
Heat 2 spoons of oil in a Wok or any other pan add diced onion and saute for 3-4 minutes. Add chopped ginger , garlic , green chilli and diced bell pepper , saute for another 5-6 minutes. Add soy sauce, scallions,chilli-tomato sauce and fried chicken pieces. Saute for a couple of minutes , or until it is dry and everything is mixed well. Switch off heat . Break dried red chilli into two and add all the seeds to the pan for that extra kick and serve warm.