Chicken Manchurian

By Sujata Limbu  |  12th Aug 2015  |  
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    About Chicken Manchurian Recipe

    This delicious dish is the perfect accomplice for your favourite fried rice or noodles. Chicken Manchurian recipe belongs to the Indian Chinese cuisine, which is an adaptation of Chinese seasonings and cooking techniques to Indian tastes. It basically consists of a variety of meats with vegetables in a spicy brown sauce, mostly severed with noodles or fried rice. It is a gravy styled Manchurian and tastes best when chicken stock is added to the gravy. Chicken Manchurian is a popular chicken dish found in most parts of India. It was invented using the basic ingredients of Indian dishes like, garlic, ginger, green chilies, garam masala, soy sauce and cornstarch. Vegetarian replacements for chicken could also be used such as cauliflower, baby corn, mushroom etc. It is one of the best tiffin recipes for your kiddo’s school. This recipe tells you all about how to make Manchurian from scratch.

    Chicken Manchurian is a mouthwatering dish which is perfect to serve at any occasion. It is a recipe of Chinese cuisine which is very famous in the whole worldwide. This is very amazing in taste and it contains a lot of health benefiting nutrients. It is a quick and easy recipe and you can easily prepare restaurant style Chicken Manchurian at your home. Chicken Manchurian by Sujata Limbu will help you to prepare the perfect Chicken Manchurian at your home. You don't need any extra effort or time to prepare this. It just needs few minute for the preparation and 30 minute for cooking. Whether it is a grand party or a normal kitty party, it is a perfect dish to serve and to get the compliments from your guests. This recipe follows the perfect art of cooking that gives an amazing texture to this and differentiate it from other dishes. In the Better Butter recipes, you will find the step by step process of this recipe by which you can know how to make the delicious Chicken Manchurian.

    Chicken Manchurian

    Ingredients to make Chicken Manchurian

    • 500 grams boneless chicken (cut into 1 inch pieces)
    • 2 tbsp cornflour
    • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
    • 1 egg (beaten)
    • oil as required to deep fry
    • 1/2 tsp crushed ginger
    • 1/2 tsp crushed chilli peppers
    • 1/2 tsp crushed garlic
    • 1/2 tsp crushed green chillies
    • Handful of chopped cilantro/coriander
    • 250 ml chicken stock
    • 15 ml soya sauce
    • 1/4 teaspoon of ground black pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon of sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon ajinomoto
    • 2 tbsp of cornflour mixed with water (extra cornflour is required to thicken the gravy)
    • 60 ml water
    • spring onions to garnish (finely chopped)

    How to make Chicken Manchurian

    1. Take a bowl and mix in the following ingredients- corn flour, flour, salt, pepper along with the beaten egg. Mix this batter properly.
    2. Soak the chicken pieces in the batter one by one. Deep fry the chicken in a kadai with heated oil, till they turn golden brown in colour. Keep aside.
    3. Heat oil in a pan, fry the garlic and ginger till they become slightly brown in colour. This is the first step to make the manchurian sauce.
    4. Next add in the green chilies and cilantro leaves. Let this fry for a minute or so.
    5. Lower the heat and add in the chicken stock, soya sauce, salt, sugar, pepper and ajinomoto. Let this simmer and cook for 5-7 minutes.
    6. Finally add in corn flour mixed with water and bring to a boil. Put the fried chicken into the manchurian sauce and let it cook for 4-5 minutes.
    7. Pour into a serving bowl and garnish with chopped spring onions.
    8. Serve hot with fried rice or noodles.

    The Chicken Manchurian recipe by Sujata Limbu, gives a step-by-step breakdown of the various stages involved in cooking this popular dish at home. The easy to make Chicken Manchurian recipe showcases chicken in all its glory and can be served as a main dish with fried rice or noodles. The flavours of the spices and sauces used in this dish perfectly compliment the chicken, making it a yummy dish that even children will love. This delicious dish is the perfect accomplice for your favourite fried rice or noodles.

    The detailed guidance given to help you make the recipe will make it all the more easier to make restaurant style Chicken Manchurian at home. The recipe of Chicken Manchurian requires a few minutes for preparation and 30 minutes for cooking. The recipe can also be adapted to make a vegetarian version of the Manchurian, just substitute the chicken with vegetables such as capsicum and mushrooms and you have the perfect vegetarian main dish for you and your family.

    Chicken Manchurian is one of the most popular dishes of Indo-Chinese cuisine. Chinese cuisine is as vast as Indian cuisine, and like Indian cuisine it varies from region to region. Chinese cuisine has 5 basic flavours and according to ancient Chinese medicine these flavours should always be balanced in any dish. The 5 flavours are sweet, sour, salty, bitter and spicy. The popularity of Chinese cuisine in India prompted people to modify Chinese recipes to suit their tastes, which gave birth to Indo-Chinese Cuisine.

    The core ingredient of this dish-chicken has been proven to have various health benefits. According to nutritionists, chicken is a lean meat that is loaded with proteins. If 100 gms of chicken is cooked, of this 27 gms would only be protein-a food group that is extremely important for the growth and the development of various body organs. Not only does the protein content in chicken help in decreasing bone loss, but it also helps in the maintenance of body weight. Selenium, which contains antioxidants, is also available in good quantities in chicken. Selenium helps in the controlling of free radicals within the human body that help to improve immunity. In addition to this, the presence of selenium also helps to boost metabolism rates in the thyroid hormone, the body’s defense system and the immunity mechanism of the body. Chicken also contains niacin, a kind of vitamin B that has been proven to reduce risk of cancer and other genetic complications in the human body.

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