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Chicken Manchurian

by Sasha (follow)
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chicken manchurian
Chicken Manchurian

An Indo Chinese dish, it is a marriage of Indian and Chinese cuisine. A popular dish as a starter or even as a main course, it is had with Chinese fried rice or with plain rice.

The use of sauces and ginger garlic, give it a lovely flavour as you bite into each piece.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20minutes
Makes: 7 servings

2 chicken breast fillet diced into cubes.
1 brown onion cut as cubes
1 capsicum cut as cubes
9 garlic pods minced
1 inch ginger minced
1 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 Tbsp corn flour
1 1/2 tsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tsp chilli sauce
1 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tsp sweet chilli sauce
1 tsp Ajinomotto (Optional)
2-3 sprigs of spring onion chopped

chicken manchurian
: Sauces,ginger,garlic and spring onions

Coat the diced boneless chicken cubes in turmeric powder and then wash away with water. The reason it is cleaned with turmeric powder is because, turmeric is antiseptic and a great way to kill the bacteria.

chicken manchurian
Chicken washed in turmeric powder

Add cornflour, ginger and garlic paste, salt and pepper to the chicken. Cornflour makes the chicken pieces crispy when deep fried.

chicken manchurian
Chicken marinated in cornflour, ginger, garlic, salt and pepper

Allow the chicken to marinate for about 1 hour. For quick marination, leave it in the freezer for about 15 minutes.

Chicken Marinated

Deep fry the chicken pieces until they turn golden brown. Be sure to keep the flame low, otherwise the outer chicken would turn brown and remain uncooked in the centre.

: Chicken deep fried

In a seperate deep pan, saute cubed onions, diced ginger and garlic well.
Add capsicums and saute well.

: Onion and capsicum sauteed

Add the deep fried chicken pieces and sauces and give it a good toss so as to coat all the chicken pieces in the sauce.

: Sauces added

Add chopped spring onion and mix well.

Finally garnish with coriander and serve with bread or fried rice or plain rice.

Variation: For a variation, add 1-2 teaspoons of cornflour mixed in water and add with the sauces. This is to give a more gravy like consistency.

If you like this why not try Cauliflower Manchurian

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This looks really yummy, I am surely going to try this at home, thanks for the great pics.
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