Chilli Chicken (Semi Gravy) | How to make Chilli Chicken (Semi Gravy)

By Pavithira Vijay  |  16th Nov 2016  |  
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About Chilli Chicken (Semi Gravy) Recipe

Chilli Chicken, an (Indo) Chinese dish where the batter coated deep fried chicken is later tossed with onions and peppers along with those mandatory soy sauces. The dish can be made completely dry or a semi gravy. The gravy is only from corn flour slurry and no tomato based.

Chilli Chicken (Semi Gravy), a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Chilli Chicken (Semi Gravy) is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Pavithira Vijay. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Chilli Chicken (Semi Gravy) is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Chilli Chicken (Semi Gravy) recipe by Pavithira Vijay. Chilli Chicken (Semi Gravy) can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Chilli Chicken (Semi Gravy) just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Chilli Chicken (Semi Gravy) can serve 2 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Chilli Chicken (Semi Gravy).

Chilli Chicken (Semi Gravy)

Ingredients to make Chilli Chicken (Semi Gravy)

  • To Marinate the chicken:
  • 400 gms boneless chicken
  • 1/2 tsp dark soy sauce
  • salt as needed
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika / red chilli Powder
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • 2 - 3 tbsp Plain flour / Maida
  • 1/2 egg (or just one egg white)
  • For the Sauce:
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp ginger (finely chopped)
  • 1 small onion (sliced)
  • 4 - 5 green chillies (Sliced)
  • 1/4 cup Spring onions (White part)
  • 7 - 8 White mushrooms (sliced) (optional)
  • 1 cup sliced bell peppers (any color)
  • 1 tsp Dark Soy sauce
  • 3 tsp Light Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato Sauce/Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp vinegar (White wine / Rice vinegar, etc)
  • salt as needed
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder (Black / White)
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Green Spring onions (to garnish)

How to make Chilli Chicken (Semi Gravy)

  1. Wash the chicken well and marinate with the ingredients mentioned for 15-20 minutes.
  2. Heat enough oil to deep fry the chicken, then fry them in batches until they are cooked and turn brown.
  3. Heat around two tbsp oil in a wok/kadai, add in the chopped garlic, onions, scallions, green chillies and saute them well.
  4. Once the onion is sauted well, add the sliced mushrooms and fry them for 2-3 minutes. Then throw in the peppers and saute them all together by adding salt and pepper.
  5. Mix all the sauces and vinegar together in a small bowl and add this to the wok. Add the fried chicken also to the wok and toss it well so that the chicken is well coated in the sauces.
  6. Mix the corn flour with a little water to make a slurry, then add this to the chicken. Allow the corn flour slurry to cook and turn glossy, then add in the chopped spring onion and turn off the stove.

My Tip:

If you don't want to deep fry the chicken, then you can also shallow fry them in a pan or even bake it in oven, but deep frying the chicken juices makes it more tasty. Do not add more water in the corn flour slurry else it will become very watery. It's good when it is in a semi gravy stage and can be paired with any rice varieties. Add green chilli as per spice level. Mushrooms are purely optional and I just added to add volume to the dish.

Reviews for Chilli Chicken (Semi Gravy) (1)

Andrea Srivastava2 years ago

Delicious chilli chicken!

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