Sunday, June 17, 2012

Spicy Pepper chicken

Here is one more easy to prepare chicken dish which is not only tasty and quick as well.This recipe of mine is very indian because of my home made sauce which makes this dish slightly different from that typical Chinese pepper chicken.

Ingredients for the main dish:
Chicken breast or boneless pieces-1/2 kg( cut into small cubes)
Capsicum-3 cut into cubes
Onion-2 cut into cubes
Garlic-8-10 clove(crushed)
Ginger-1tsp (crushed)
Ginger-garlic paste-2tsp
Maida/all purpose flour-2tbsp
Cornflour-1/2 cup + 2tsp
Soya sauce-1/2tsp
Home made tangy sauce -2tbsp
Salt to taste
Pepper powder-1/2tsp
Oil for deep frying

Ingredients for the tangy sauce;
Fennel( saunf)-1tsp
Kashmiri Red chilly-8-9
Rock salt-1tsp or to taste

Method of making tangy sauce

  • Pressure cook all the ingredients with 3cups of water except sugar and vinegar.Take about 2 whistle and let it cool down .
  • Now open the lid and grind it to smooth paste without adding any water.
  • Now boil the paste .While boiling add a tsp of vinegar along with sugar untill the sauce is thick.
  • Now the tangy sauce is ready.
  • For this recipe we need only 2tbsp of this sauce .
  • You can refrigerate this for a month and can use it like any other sauce

For the main dish.

  • Apply ginger-garlic paste,cornflour,maida and salt and mix it well.
  • Heat a oil in a deep frying pan and fry all the pieces till crisp and keep aside.
  • Now take one wide pan and add 2tsp of oil and add onion and capsicum chopped and saute for about 5 mins on high flame and keep aside.
  • Now  in the same pand add  crushed ginger and garlic ,soya sauce and home made tangy sauce and saute for a second.Now add a cup of water and bring to boil.Add 2tsp of cornflour mixed with 1tbsp of water to this sauce.Now check for the seasoning and add salt accordingly as both the sauce contents salt.
  • Just before serving toss stir fried capsicum and fried chicken pieces along with this sauce and serve hot.Garnish with spring onions.
variation: replace tangy sauce with a mixture of tamarind pulp,tomato puree, tomato sauce and Worcestershire sauce 1:1:1:1 ratio and add little sugar and red chilly powder to taste.