Monday, March 01, 2010

Chicken Manchurian

I was so carried away by the beautiful blooms in my little garden, i was more focused on capturing the flowers in the frame rather than the chicken manchurian. Just love the picture to see the blooms. Coming to the recipe, a popular Indian chinese dish called chicken manchurian goes well with chinese fried rice. A manchurian implies, a sweet and salty brown sauce and you can read more about the origin of indian - chinese cuisine here.

Ingredients

1 kilo - Boneless chicken, cut into small pieces
1 - Egg white
1 tbsp - Cornflour

To marinate chicken

2 tsp - Red chili powder
1 tsp - Black pepper powder
2 tsp - Worcestershire sauce
Salt to taste

For Sauce

8 big flakes - Garlic, crushed & chopped finely
2 - Green chili, chopped
2 to 3 stalks - Spring onion, chopped
1/2 tbsp - Vinegar
1 cup Water
1 tbsp - Corn flour
1 tbsp - Soya sauce
1/2 tsp - Sugar
1/4 tsp - Pepper powder

Method

1 ) Marinate chicken pieces in ingredients listed for marination. Marinate for 3o minutes. Mix egg white and cornflour well. Add this mixture to chicken pieces and mix well.

2 ) Heat enough oil to deep fry. When the oil is hot, add chicken pieces in batches and fry till brown and done. Drain off the oil and set aside.

3 ) To make the sauce - Mix cornflour, vinegar, soya sauce, sugar, salt, pepper powder to one cup water and keep aside.Heat some oil in a pan , add garlic and green chilies and saute till garlic looses its raw smell, then set aside some spring onion for final garnish, rest add to the pan and saute for a minute. Then add the mixed ingredients in water to the pan, stir and bring to a boil. Simmer and add the chicken piece to the sauce and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, closed with a lid. Once the sauce has thickened and coated the chicken pieces, take off the stove and serve garnished with some chopped spring onion.

Serve hot as a side dish with chinese fried rice.

Note - I have suggested boneless chicken pieces, but i have done with chicken with bones. Also to enhance the Chinese flavor, a pinch of MSG, know as ajinomoto can be added, which is optional.

18 comments:

Suparna said...

I made gobi manchurian recently :) chicken manchurian looks good dear :)

Gulmohar said...

Wonderful bloom in your garden..It's so refreshing to see some color and flowers esp if you are from the middle of snow :D
Chicken manchrian looks so delicious..what a coincidence, my last post was gobi manchurian :-)

Pablo (yo) said...

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Thanks,
Pablo from Argentina

Cham said...

Cool is blooming and colorful ur garden now? I have few buds from my rose and few spring flowers!
The chicken is very delicious!

Anonymous said...

Those flowers looks wonderful... waiting for the winter to end , so that I can do some gardening work , this year. Chicken manchurian looks delicious too. I will try this out very very soon.

Thanks
Rg.

Nags said...

my version involves coating in batter and frying first before adding to sauce. yummy either ways :)

Pravs said...

Suparna : Gobi manchurian, yet another popular dish..will have a look at your post if you have blogged it.

Gulmohar : Thanks, yes, it's refreshing to see flowers. Soon it will be spring time and you have flowers out there too.

Pablo : Thanks for coming by :)

Cham : Thanks cham :)

Rg : Gardening is such a pleasure when you get to see such beautiful results :)

Pravs said...

Nags : Even i have deep fried before adding to sauce. For batter part, cornflour and egg white is used, so it's a light batter and chicken is not over coated with thick batter.

Mallika said...

I'm waiting for Spring here to get stuck in! Manchurian Chicken looks lovely.

Aathira said...

Lovely flowers and yummy chicken... I must say that I am a huge fan of Chicken Manchurian and this shall surely be tried:)

Sushma Mallya said...

i love indo chinese recipes and this one surely is among my fav's...it looks really very delicious and recipe is also very nice to try..thanks for sharing pravs//

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Hi Pravs,

New to ur blog! ;)

Chicken Manchurian looks really tempting...! Love the blooms in ur garden too...

Simi Mathew said...

Looks so nice and crispy

Preety said...

looks great

kothiyavunu said...

xllnt version pravs!!! Absolutely finger-licking!!;)

sangeeta said...

Hey even i got stuck at the sight of your blooms......manchurian chick is great of course!!

Muthu said...

No posts for a long time Pravs? Do start blogging again. Meanwhile, I am trying out stuff in the kitchen and want to learn more. Copy-pasting your recipes to try out. Love the blooms...

Pravs said...

Muthu : Thanks dear friend for coming over :) Please try the recipes and i would very much want to know your feedback :)