Saturday, September 05, 2009

Chicken Cooked With A Touch Of Oriental Taste

I would say this chicken preparation has all the making of a naadan chicken dish, but for the inclusion of soya sauce. This gives it a oriental touch and flavor. This dish comes from my mom's kitchen, which we relished on a recent visit. A dry preparation, which will go very well with roti/ chapati, naan, likes of Indian breads or a tortilla.


1.5 kilo - Chicken, cut to pieces
4 to 5 medium - Onions, sliced
4 - Green chilies, slit in center
2'' piece - Ginger, grated
4 sprigs - Curry leaves
4 tsp - Soya sauce
Coconut oil Or Peanut oil

To marinate chicken

2 tsp - Red chili powder / Kashmiri chili powder
1 tsp - Turmeric powder
Salt to taste


1 ) Wash, clean & drain chicken well. Mix red chili powder, turmeric and salt with little water and apply on the chicken pieces. Marinate for one hour.

2 ) Transfer marinated chicken to a pan and cook covered with a tight lid, on a very low heat. Chicken will give out a bit of water, when cooking. If not you can add a little water to cook the chicken.Once the chicken is fully cooked and all the water is used up, add soya sauce and stir in. Let the chicken suck up the soya sauce. Add coconut oil and fry the chicken for 2 - 3 minutes.

3 ) Meanwhile in another pan, heat oil, add curry leaves, ginger, green chili and fry for a minute. Then add onions and fry the onions till they become lightly browned. Add this fried ingredients to the chicken and fry further for a minute or two with the chicken to mix in well.

Serve hot with roti, naan, roomali roti ...types of indian breads.Try this and let me know what you think.


Bindya said...

Awesome Chicken !!!! it looks sooo yummyyyy .. am going to try it now !!!

Priti said...

Lovely pic...and colour...looks so gud

Happy cook said...

Just looking to that pici really wish i could grab the whole plate from my screen.
Super super delicous.

Anonymous said...

Sounds simple and good. I'll try it out and let you know for sure.


mom22boys said...

Hey looks good. I use soy sauce with chicken too :)Happy Blogging

Anonymous said...

Pravs, apart from the diced onions, do you add sliced onions too? It looks like there are sliced onions in that picture, so just wanna check before making this curry.


Pravs said...

Rg: I typed diced by mistake..use sliced onions, plz. Also if you like instead of onions you can you shallots.

Erik said...

Sounds delicious. We will have to try!

Nags said...

oriental or not, just pass me the plate :D

Homecooked said...

This looks so so good! The pic is very tempting!

Pravs said...

Thanks for the comments every one...and hey nags...yeah you can have the plate :D

Seena said...

wow, me too have a similar one (pic) in draft! Will eat the whole thing.. :)

Anonymous said...

That was amazing. It is very tasty, except that I added a little of Maggi Hot Sweet to make it sweet sour ! Moreover the use of oil is bare minimum.

Thanks. JK