Garlic chilli chicken

Garlic chilli chicken
Garlic chilli chicken. Photo: Chef Suresh Pillai

Spicy and tangy garlic chilli chicken is the perfect dish that you could serve with chapathi or roti for the family brunches. Check out the pretty simple recipe of garlic chilli chicken.

1 kg chicken (cut into pieces)
1 egg
1 cup cornflour
10 gms pepper powder
15 ml soy sauce
Salt as required
For the chilli garlic sauce
20 ml oil
50 gms chopped garlic
15 gms Kashmiri chilli powder
Tomato ketchup
1 tbsp soy sauce
200 gms chilli sauce
For the gravy
50 ml oil
30 gms chopped garlic
30 gms chopped ginger
2 chopped onions
4 green chillies
Some spring onion
Celery as required
15 gms pepper powder
Bell peppers (red, yellow and green)

Wash the chicken pieces and drain them
The bones, neck and wings should be boiled to prepare chicken stock
To prepare the marinade, beat the egg in a bowl along with equal part cornflour, salt and pepper as required, 1 tsp soy sauce, some chopped garlic and water
Add the chicken pieces into the marinade
Mix well
Heat oil in a pan
Fry the marinated chicken pieces until they turn golden in colour
Meanwhile, heat oil in another pan
Sauté the chopped garlic
Add the Kashmiri chilli powder
Roast for a few seconds before adding tomato ketchup, chilli sauce and soy sauce
Mix well
This is the chilli garlic sauce
Heat oil in a pan
Sauté ginger and garlic
Add the split green chillies, onions, bell peppers and tomatoes
Sauté on high flame until the onions and bell peppers become softer
Add the previously prepared chilli garlic sauce
Into it add the chicken stock to adjust the consistency
When the gravy thickens up a bit, add the fried chicken pieces
Mix well until the chicken pieces are nicely coated in the gravy
Add salt and pepper
Garnish with celery and spring onion
Delicious garlic chilli chicken is ready.

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