Friday 27 September 2013

Ginger Chicken with a spicy twist


Chinese cuisine or Indo Chinese cuisine to be specific makes me salivate. My first memories of having Chinese go back when I was 6. My dad would get Chinese from a restaurant in my hometown. A Chinese couple ran the place and they altered their recipes to suit the Indian palate. Sadly, they closed down after a few years later. I fell in love with Chinese food at that tender age and continue to. Each time I have to select a restaurant to dine, I end up choosing a Chinese one.

But when it came to try this at home, I never fared well. This time I got a recipe from aunt and this one worked like a charm.
For the Marinade
Boneless chicken – 500 gms
Pepper powder – ½   tsp 
Red Chili Sauce – 2 tsp
Ginger paste – ½ tbsp
Cornstarch -2 tbsp
Salt – ½ tsp

For Gravy
Onion – 1 big onion
Garlic – 2 cloves finely chopped
Ginger – 1 ½ tbsp chopped
Green chilies – 2 slit
Capsicum – 1 small (optional)
Tomato Sauce – 1 tbsp
Soya sauce -2 tsp
Red chili sauce – 3 tsp
Maggi cube -2
Corn starch – 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Sugar – a pinch

1.       Cut the chicken into small pieces and marinate in the mentioned ingredients for about 1 to 1 .5 hours
2.       Fry the chicken and keep it aside.
3.       In a wok, heat oil and add onion. Sauté it until it is translucent
4.       To this, add green chilies. Fry for a minute. Then add garlic and ginger. Sauté for another minute or so. If you are using capsicum add that as well.
5.       Add soy sauce, red chili sauce, crushed Maggi cubes ,salt and sugar.
6.       Add water and bring to boil.
7.       Lastly, add cornstarch mixed in water and cook till thick.
8.       Finally add the chicken.

Note :
Fry the chicken on a low flame so that it is cooked thoroughly.
You can optionally add egg to the marinade. For 500 gms of chicken, add  1 tbsp of beaten egg.
Change the measurements to suite you taste.


  1. great Rajeshwari!!!!Good Going!!!!

  2. Nice recipe. Liked it and loved ur blog.

    1. Thanks Raksha,... i am regular on your blog...