Thursday, March 28, 2013

Sweet and Sour Chicken

"Chinese food" the name is enough to make us greedy. For a lovely Chinese platter I can go far away. Few old Chinese restaurants of Kolkata are always very close to my heart. We both always love to visit those places to have some nice food. He always asked me to make CHICKEN SWEET AND SOUR but I was bit scared because if the taste is not perfect then the full dish will become a complete waste. But can’t resist myself to try that at home. But it turned out awesome. 

Saturday always a special day in my home, he always wants to have something different in Saturday night, so this one for him. The recipe is very easy and this one easily makes your weekend perfect. Chinese dish is always tasty with Ajinomoto but it’s totally optional because it’s not good for health and I didn't use in my dish. But most of the restaurants uses this for the smell. 

Preparation time: 10 mints.
Cooking time: 30 mints.


For Chicken:
1.Boneless chicken: 500 gm (cut into small cube pieces).
2,One egg.
3.One table spoon corn flour.
4.One table spoon soya sauce.
5.One tea spoon chili sauce.
6.One tea spoon vinegar.
7.Pinch of black pepper powder.
8.Pinch of salt.

For gravy:

1.Half green and red pepper (cut into small cube size pieces).
2.One medium onion (cut into small cube size pieces).
3.One small half carrot (cut into small pieces).
4.Chopped French onions: 2 to 3.
5.One tea spoon grated ginger and garlic.
6.One table spoon corn flour.
7.One table spoon soya sauce.
8.One tea spoon chili sauce.
9.One tea spoon honey.
10.One tea spoon vinegar.
11.One tea spoon tomato sauce.
12.Salt and sugar as per taste.
13.Pinch of black pepper powder, 2 to 3 split green chilies.
14.Sunflower oil for cooking.


Wash and clean the chicken pieces now marinate them with all mentioned ingredients.

Now slowly fry the chicken pieces few at a time till both the side turn brown. Soak the extra oil in a paper towel.

Now add some oil in a vessel and fry the peppers, onions, carrots, French onions for few mints with some salt.  Remove from the heat and keep it aside.

Now in a bowl add all the sauces, vinegar, honey and corn flour and make a nice thick mixture.

Now add little oil in a vessel and slowly add the sauce mixture in low flame and after 2 mints add one cup of warm water. Stir continuously so that no lump forms.

The moment the sauce start to boil add the crushed ginger and garlic. Stir slowly.

Now add the fried veggies and onions and cook for 2 mints.

Now add the fried chicken pieces with some salt and black pepper powder. Cook in low flame for 5 mints.

 The yummy SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN is ready serve hot with CHINESE FRIED RICE.