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Chilli Red Pepper Chicken

BY SOMREETA MUKHERJEE

Wish to make your own homemade version of ‘Chinese’ chilli red pepper chicken? Here is a quick and easy recipe that helps you cook delicious chicken with red pepper, chillies, pepper and an easy mix of sauces that are readily available. Check it out!

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CHILLI RED PEPPER CHICKEN

Total time required: 35-40 minutes

 

LIST OF INGREDIENTS

  1. Chicken pieces- 500 grams
  2. Ginger (shredded): 1 tablespoon
  3. Garlic (shredded): 1tablespoon
  4. Onions- 2 (roughly chopped)
  5. Red bell pepper/capsicum: 1 (large)
  6. Slit green chilli: 2-3 (you may add more if you want it extra hot)
  7. Green chilli sauce: 4 tablespoons
  8. Tomato- 1 (pureed)
  9. Soy sauce: 3 tablespoons
  10. Vinegar: 3 tablespoons
  11. Black pepper powder: 2-3 tablespoons
  12. Corn flour: 4-5 teaspoons
  13. Egg: 1
  14. Salt to taste
  15. Cooking oil
  16. Drinking water

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Make a batter of egg and corn flour. Add a pinch of salt and pour the pieces of chicken into it. Heat adequate cooking oil in a kadhai and fry the chicken pieces into pakoras. Set the pakoras aside and do away with the excess oil.

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  • In the same kadhai, heat a tablespoon of oil and stir fry the shredded garlic.

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  • Fry the ginger shreds and onions too.

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  • Add pureed tomato, chilli sauce, soy sauce, vinegar and green chillies. Sauté.

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  • Add the bell peppers (cut into thin strips) and add the pieces of fried chicken. Sauté for a couple of minutes and then, add drinking water.

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  • Add salt as well as black pepper powder.

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  • Cover and cook for about fifteen minutes. This helps in softening the chicken pieces. Do away with the lid and let it simmer to do away with extra water content.

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  • Turn off the flame as soon as you see that the chicken is succulent and water content is reduced as per requirement.
  • Serve it hot with hakka noodles or mixed fried rice.

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So, get ready to enjoy your dinner with your easy homemade Chilli red pepper chicken. After all, nothing can beat the taste and comfort of these special dishes that you cook at home!

 

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