Monday, February 4, 2013

Sesame Chicken

Sesame seeds are one of the oldest seeds used by human being. And among all the other seeds Sesame has the more oil consistency. From the very beginning people used this sesame seeds for coking. And especially in Chinese cooking sesame seeds are one of the very important parts. 
Most of the authentic Chinese preparations are made from sesame oil. From long time I purchased few sesame seeds but never prepared anything with them. How to use the sesame seeds in cooking while searching in Google i found all the information. Googled some recipes and prepared a nice dish Sesame Chicken one of a very famous Chinese preparation. 

This one is perfect with Noodles or Rice both. Last night we both were very hungry so didn’t have enough time to prepare some noodles so we had with Paratha only. Which was also not so bad combination.

Preparation time: 15 mints.
Cooking time: 30 mints.

For marination:
1.Boneless chicken : 600 gm. (cut into small cube size).
2.One tea spoon ginger and garlic paste.
3.One table spoon dark soya sauce.
4.One table spoon sesame oil. (if you don’t have sesame oil just add some sesame seeds in normal sunflower oil till a nice smell come out).
5.Some salt.
6.One table spoon corn flour.
7.One table spoon all-purpose flour.
8.Half tea spoon red chili powder.

For sauce:
1.One table spoon green chili paste.
2.One tea spoon grated ginger.
3.Four to five clove grated garlic.
4.One table spoon dark soya sauce.
5.One table spoon vinegar.
6.One table spoon tomato sauce.
7.One table spoon corn flour.
9.Half tea spoon red chili powder.
10.Salt and sugar as per taste.
11.Some chopped green onions.
12.One tea spoon honey.
13.Some sesame seeds for garnishing.
14.Sesame oil or normal sunflower oil for frying and cooking.

Marinate the chicken pieces with all the mentioned ingredients for 30 mints.

Now add enough oil in a vessel and fry the chicken pieces slowly. Soak the extra oil in a paper towel.

Now take one wide pan and add some oil , now add some sesame seeds and grated garlic &  ginger pieces and fry till the smell come out.

Now make one paste with chili paste, corn flour, soya sauce, tomato sauce, vinegar and some water. And add the mixture into the pan and cook for some time.  

Now add the fried chicken pieces and stir for some time.

Now add the chopped green onions and honey, combine well and switch of the heat.

Now garnish the chicken with some toasted sesame seeds (just dry roast the sesame seeds) and green onions.

Serve hot and enjoy the taste.