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Friday, May 24, 2013

Chicken Manchurian (Dry)


Chicken---------------1 lbs, cut in to pieces, preferably boneless
Oil---------------------as needed


All purpose flour---------1 tbsp
Corn flour------------------1 tbsp
Lime juice or vinegar----1/4 tsp
Salt as needed


Chicken stock------------1/4 cup
Hot sauce-----------------1/2 tsp
Sugar-----------------------1 tsp
Tomato ketchup---------1 tbsp
Soy sauce-----------------1 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste-----1 tbsp
Green chilly--------------1 large, slit lengthwise
Onion-----------------------1 cup chopped finely
Spring onion/green onion ---chopped, to garnish


  1. Mix marinating ingredients (egg, all purpose flour,  corn flour,salt and lime juice/vinegar) in a bowl and marinate chicken for minimum 15 minutes.
  2. Now in a medium heat pan add 2tbsp of oil and fry chicken pieces.(You can also deep fry chicken if you prefer). Fry chicken till it is cooked perfectly. Do not fry too much as  chicken will become hard and rubbery if over fried but will be soft and juicy if fried perfectly.
  3. Keep the fried chicken aside and drain off excess oil using tissue paper.
  4. Now in the same pan add onion and green chilly. Sauté till soft.
  5. Then add ginger garlic paste and sauté in low flame till the raw smell goes.
  6. Then add soy sauce, hot sauce, tomato ketchup, sugar and chicken stock. Bring this to a boil.
  7. Add fried chicken pieces to it and slow cook it covered till all the sauce is fully incorporated with the chicken. Check the seasoning.
  8. Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with chopped spring onions.

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