Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ginger Chicken

During my younger days, I remember seeing battoora and ginger chicken for almost every party, be it wedding reception or an engagement or a house warming…  But I do not know why or where this dish has disappeared nowadays. May be that was a seasonal trend :)
In those days, we had a chef – Velayuthettan, who used to some home almost every Sunday.  Whenever he comes home, he prepares one of his special dishes – either cutlet or fried rice or ginger chicken. My mom learned the recipe and techniques from him and she used to prepare this for us. At times, she also used cauliflower instead of chicken and prepared the veggie version.
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          Chicken                          --    ½ kg
          Chopped Onions         --    2 medium size 
          Garlic                              --    1 pod  
          Ginger                             --    1 inch piece
          Green chilies                --    2 or 3
          Corn Flour                    --    2 tsp
          Turmeric powder      --   ½ tsp
          Tomato Sauce             --   3 tbsp
          Soya Sauce                   --   1 tbsp
          Chilly Sauce                 --   1 tbsp
          Coriander leaves       --   a bunch
          Oil                                     --   as required
          Salt                                  --   to taste
Preparation of Ginger Chicken:
Marinate the chicken with soya sauce, salt, corn flour and ground green chillies for half an hour. Deep fry / grill in oven and keep aside. If you do not want to fry the chicken, you don’t need to add corn flour. Cook the marinated chicken, add water when required only if it gets too dry to get cooked. I fried it in my oven
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Fry the chopped onions, ginger and garlic without oil. Let it cool and then grind the mix.
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Heat oil in a pan and fry the ground mixture until golden brown. Add the tomato sauce and chilly sauce.
Add the fried / cooked chicken. Also add water as per the gravy required. Boil the mix until the sauces sticks on to the chicken.
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Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
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This is the best with battoora or poori. Also goes well with fried rice, noodles, chapathi etc.

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  1. Ethu kalakki.velayudhettan kollalo:) pinne a arikadukka kandittu kothi sahikunnilla.yummmmmm..

  2. I always love the flavour of ginger with chicken...I too make ginger chicken..but your recipe is quite different..I will try your version soon...Loved the snaps....

  3. interesting recipe....i have something with the same name...though different recipe...check it out when you get time....:-)

  4. i have seen this recipe so many times now i think it is time to give it a try..... bookmarked

  5. Thank u for stopping by and u have a lovely blog here!!
    Happy day!!

  6. thank u for stopping by my blog!!
    u have a delicious blog here!

  7. Woww droolworthy and truly tempting ginger chicken, makes me hungry.

  8. Ginger Chicken looks creamy & delicious.

  9. I have had this as a chinese prep... :)

  10. Nice stepwise pics, very tempting ginger chicken..

  11. i never tried ginger chicken before...should try it some time....

  12. Loooks perfectoo..Kudos to Velayuthettan....

  13. kothi vannittu vayya..adipoli ginger chicken..:)

  14. Flavorful and delicious ginger chicken,,adipoli dear.

  15. Flavourful ginger chicken! I wish I could taste some now!

  16. Velayudhettante ginger chicken kollamallo!! Different recipe!! Njan nerathe vah chefnte oru ginger chicken mathrame try cheythittullu..Ethu ennelum try cheythu nokkame..

  17. Perfect Chicken Curry....So tempting..

  18. ohh ginger chicken is my fav, drooling over here :)

  19. Atlast a post i can add my comments to...nits last time as well i think i told u....some of the pages do not allow comments from me....i donno wy...i love ur recipes but am sooo frustrated i cant express it to u....ya love the ginger chicken....and ur recent choco cup cakes as well...but cud not add the comments there....and spider solitaire is very addicting....When i was on maternity leave.most of the time Aaron wud sleep and i used to play this.then one day i sat for 3 to 4 hrs and den decided that i need to i play it only occassionally but not very good as i used to be.
    Take care ...we do not wanna miss ur recipes.