Ginger Chicken is a popular side dish served normally by street food hawkers or at fast food joints, tastes excellent as it is or normally served with wok fried noodles, fried rice and biryani.
I like this dish extra spicy, since my friends visited that day, I've avoided red chilly paste and green chilly paste it is a must add ingredient for this recipe.
500 Grams Skinless, Boneless Chicken Thighs
1 Large Bell Pepper (Capsicum)
3 Green Chilies
1 Large Onion
1 1/2 Tbps Chilly Powder
1 Tbsp Garam Masala
1 Tsp Turmeric Powder
10 Pods Garlic
2 Inch Ginger
1 1/2 Tbsp Ginger and Garlic Paste
1 Tbsp Soya Sauce
1 Tbsp Vinegar
2 Tbsp Corn Flour
1/3 Cup Maida (all purpose Flour)
Salt as per taste
Oil for frying
In fast food restaurants they use red chilly paste and green chilly paste for added flavor and taste, I used whole chilies in this recipe...
Wash the chicken thoroughly, drain excess water using a colander.
Add the chicken to a mixing bowl, add egg, garam masala, chilly powder, turmeric, salt and ginger, garlic paste mix well allow to marinate for 1 hour.
Using a motar and pestle crush the garlic and ginger reserve.
Once the chicken has marinated add maida and corn flour mix well add salt if needed. Heat 2 cups oil in a wok for frying.
Gently drop the chicken pieces in hot oil and fry on medium flame, keep turning the chicken pieces every 30 seconds fry for 2 minute or until the outer crust turns golden brown drain the fried chicken from oil and reserve on tissue paper.
Heat 3 Tbsp ghee or oil in a wok fry the crushed ginger and garlic for a minute on low flame.
Add dried red chilies and fry for a second this adds flavor to this dish.
Add cubed onions, chilies and bell pepper (capsicum) toss and fry for a minute.
Add salt and pepper as per taste followed by soya sauce and vinegar fry the onion for 30 seconds.
Add 3 to 4 tbsp water and cook the onion till it softens a bit place on high heat and allow the moisture to evaporate.
Add the fried chicken to the onion masala stir until all ingredients are well combined serve hot...Enjoy 😋