Sunday, May 6, 2012

Chicken Manchurian


Today I tried this popular delicious Indo-Chinese Recipe - Chicken Manchurian. I wanted to try this recipe a long time back. Although there are many ways to prepare this recipe, I have experimented this in my way and it turned out well. Chicken Manchurian is always a delicious starter for kids and grown ups.



INGREDIENTS:
Chicken (Boneless)                - 300 gms
Onion (Medium size)             - 1
Curd                                    - 2 tsp
Chopped Spring onion            - 2 tbsp
Green Chillies                        - 3
Red Chillies                           - 3
Ginger Garlic paste                 - 1 tsp
Soya sauce                            - 2 tsp
Chilli sauce                            - 2 tsp
Tomato sauce                        - 2 tsp
Finely Chopped Garlic            - 2 tbsp
Chicken Stock                       - 2 tsp
Corn Flour                             - 2 tsp
Coriander Leaves                   - To Garnish
Oil                                        - As Required

TO MARINATE CHICKEN:

Maida Flour / All Purpose flour             - 2 tbsp
Corn flour                                           - 1 tbsp
Rice Flour                                           - 1 tbsp
Besan Flour/Gram Flour                       - 1 tbsp
Red Chilli Powder                                - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder                                     - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder                                - 2 tsp
Garam Masala                                      - 1 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste                               - 1 tsp
Curd                                                   - 2 tbsp
Salt                                                     - To Taste





METHOD:

  1. Wash the Chicken well and cut into pieces. Mix 2 tsp Cornflour with water and keep aside. Cut the Onion, Green Chillies and Red Chillies finely.
  2. Pressure cook the chicken along with 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and 2 tbsp curd and turmeric powder for 2 whistles and remove from the flame. Allow the cooker to cool and open,
  3. Combine all the ingredients mentioned in "To Marinate" Section with the chicken and  allow it to marinate for atleast 1 hr.
  4. Fry the Chicken pieces and drain the excess oil.
  5. In a pan, heat oil and add onion and fry till it becomes golden brown.
  6. Add Chopped Garlic, Green Chillies and Red Chillies and fry for 2 mins. 
  7.  Add tomato sauce, Chilli sauce and Soya sauce and allow this to boil till you get a thick sauce.
  8. Add the fried chicken pieces and stir well till the sauce gets coated to the chicken pieces.
  9. Add Chicken Stock and Cornflour mixed with water from Step 1 to the mixture and stir well.
  10. Add Spring Onions and Coriander Leaves and remove from the flame.
Tips:
  • Instead of mixing Cornflour with water, you can use Corn Starch.
  • Use freshly ground ginger garlic paste.
  • You can add Vinegar also while marinating.
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