Kerala Chilly Chicken

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Ingredients:-

  1. Chicken – 500 grams, boneless; cut into small cubes
  2. Oil – for shallow frying the chicken
  3. Onion – 2 medium; cut into bite size cubes
  4. Green capsicum – half of a medium; chopped
  5. Garlic – 5 big cloves; minced
  6. Ginger – 1 tsp.; chopped finely
  7. Greenchilly – 1 number; slit
  8. Eastern chilly chicken masala – 1 level tbsp.
  9. Soy sauce – 1 tbsp.
  10. Tomato ketchup – 2 tbsps.
  11. Red Chilly sauce – 1 tsp.
  12. Water – 1 tea mug/ 300ml.
  13. Cornflour – 2 level tbsps. mixed with 1/4 cup of water
  14. Salt as needed
  15. Sugar – 1/4 tsp.

To marinate the chicken:-

  1. Eastern chilly chicken masala – 1.5 heaping tbsps.
  2. Salt – 1.25 tsp.
  3. Soy sauce – 1.5 tsp.
  4. Egg – half of a medium egg, lightly beaten
  5. Cornflour – 2 tbsps.

Method:-

  1. Marinate the chicken pieces with chilly chicken masala powder, salt, soy sauce, cornflour, egg and 1 tsp. of oil for 1-2 hours. Heat oil for shallow frying & fry the marinated chicken pieces till lightly browned. Drain on paper towels and keep aside.
  2. Remove excess oil from the pan & to the same oil used for frying the chicken, add the chopped ginger, greenchilly and garlic.
  3. Add the chilly chicken masala powder and cook for a minute on low heat.
  4. Stir in the chilly sauce, soy sauce and tomato ketchup. Cook for a minute on low heat.
  5. Add 300 ml. of water and bring the mixture to a boil. Check for salt & add more if needed.
  6. Stir in the chicken pieces. Cook on low heat for 5 minutes.
  7. Heat 1 tbsp. of oil in another pan & fry the capsicum & onion cubes for 2 minutes on medium high heat. Add this to the chicken & simmer for 2 minutes more.
  8. Finally add sugar and mix.
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