Chicken Manchurian

Ingredients (Serves 5)

1. Boneless chicken – Around 400 – 500 gm, cut into medium pieces

2. Egg – 1

Ginger-garlic paste – 1 tbsp

Soy sauce – 1 tsp

All purpose flour / maida – 2.5 tbsp

Corn starch – 2.5 tbsp

Salt and pepper – As required

3. Oil – To deep/ shallow fry

4. Dried red chilies – 2 , cut into small pieces

Ginger – 1/2 tsp, finely chopped

Garlic – 1 tsp, finely chopped

Onion – 1/2 cup, thinly sliced and halved

Green and red bell pepper / capsicum– 3 tbsp each, thinly sliced

Spring onion (white part) – 2 tbsp

5. Chicken stock – Around 1 cup (Dissolve 1 small maggi chicken stock cube in 1.5 cup hot water)

6. Dark soy sauce – 1.5 tbsp

Green chilly sauce / red chilly sauce – 2 – 3 tsp

Oyster sauce – 2 tsp (optional)

Vinegar -3/4 tsp

Sugar – 1/4 tsp or to taste

7. Corn starch – 1 tbsp dissolved in 3 – 4 tbsp water

8. Pepper powder – 1 pinch

Salt – 1 – 2 pinches or as required to taste

9. Spring onion (green part) – 2 – 3 tbsp, to garnish

Method

1. Combine the chicken pieces with ingredients numbered 2. Deep-fry the chicken pieces until golden and done, around 5 – 6 minutes over medium-high heat.

2. Heat 1.5 tbsp oil (you can use use left-over oil) in a pan over medium-high heat. Add dried red chilies and stir for a few seconds. Add ginger, garlic and onion. Stir for a minute and then add green, red bell pepper and spring onion. Stir-fry for 1 – 2 minutes over high heat. Add chicken stock and bring to a boil. Add soy sauce, green chilly sauce, vinegar, sugar, pepper powder and salt, if required. Add corn starch in water little by little while stirring. Cook for a minute until thick. Add the fried chicken pieces. Cook for a couple of minutes over very low heat. Sprinkle chopped spring onion and switch off. Serve as a  side-dish for noodles/fried rice. Enjoy!

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Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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