Monday, 1 December 2008

Chilli Chicken

Chilli Chicken is popularly known as 'Chicken 65' is South India. Why 65? The number 65 represents the age of the Chicken.There's a belief that the chicken tastes best when it becomes 65 days old.
Skinless Chicken Breast Fillets - 4
Chilli Powder - 3 tsps
Corn Flour – 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Garlic - 4 cloves (Crushed)
Grated Ginger – 2 tsps
Curry Leaves – 2 strands(chopped)
Red Onion – 1/4 Finely Chopped (optional)
Yogurt – 2 tsps
Sunflower Oil – 100 ml
Lemon Juice – 2 tsps
Egg – 1
Salt - 11/2 tsp

· Mix the lemon juice and corn flour and make it like a smooth paste without lumps or clots.
· Separate the Egg white from the egg yolk and use only the egg white
· Cut the Chicken breast fillet into small chunks
· Mix all the ingredients including the corn flour paste, except the egg white and marinate it for 2 hours

Cooking Method: Heat the oil in a frying pan for about 10 minutes on a medium flame. While the oil is getting heated mix the egg white into the marinated chicken and mix it with a spatula. Once is the oil is heated up deep fry the marinated chicken until golden brown.

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