Chinese food is an all time favourite.. Back in Mangalore while growing up there was only one Chinese restaurant. Both my Dad and I are food lovers… we love to try out different cuisines.. having said that we do not eat a lot.. but we enjoy food… There is a famous dialogue in my husband’s family… ” Limitedaagi irbeku…” which is used when wants to convey anything in excess is not good.. the saying is in Kannada… so my dad and I have been following it strictly.. :))
I have used the name Fusion here because it has a South Indian touch to the chilli chicken with turmeric and curry leaves…
Ingredients: ( Serves 2 ) Preparation Time – 20 mins
Chicken – 500 gms
Onion – 1 large diced
Garlic – 3/4 pods finely chopped
Ginger – a small piece, finely chopped
Green Chilli’s – 6/7, slit
Soya Sauce – 3 tbsp
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
Oil – 2 tbsp
Corn Flour – 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Curry Leaves – 1 sprig
Spring Onions – 1 sprig, chopped finely (Optional)
Clean and wash the chicken. Cut it to the required sizes. Add the turmeric and some salt, mix well and keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan… keep the heat to medium. Add the slit green chilli’s and sauté them for a minute or more.. till the oil gets the spice from the chilli’s infused in it.
Add the chopped garlic and ginger and sauté it for about 30 seconds. Add the diced onions next and fry them till they are half cooked. Add the soya sauce and fry for some more time.
Add the chicken pieces and mix well. Add salt to taste. The soya sauce also has some salt so remember this when adding salt, else the dish will turn out to be very salty…
Mix the corn flour in some water and the corn flour mixture to the chicken. If you need gravy.. add more water to the corn flour. Else just a bit to dissolve it. Mix well.
Let the chicken cook. When the chicken is almost done add the curry leaves and mix.
If the spice is not unto your level then add some crushed black peppercorns… and if has turned out too spicy then squeeze some lemon juice to bring down the spice.
Add chopped spring onions if you want to, else some chopped coriander…
Serve hot as a starter. If you have made it with some grave then serve with some fried rice or noodles.
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