Chicken Manchurian -Indo-Chinese

One of my favorite Indo-Chinese dishes…

I had been slacking at everything last week and it felt really really good. However, over the weekend I opened the covered raised veggie bed and sowed some seeds in it. I can’t wait to see them sprouting, hopefully within a few weeks I can see that. Other than that nothing much exciting has happened. Here are the pretty lilies from my front lawn garden…

I wanted to share the recipe of chicken manchurian for so long. I’ve made this quite a few times, every time I make this it tastes better. Well, I haven’t come across any Indo-Chinese dishes that I dislike, all are just delicious.

Chicken Manchurian

Ingredients

  • Chicken, boneless cubed- 3 chicken breasts
  • Oil- for frying chicken

For making batter

  • Corn starch- 1/4 cup
  • All purpose flour or gluten free flour or rice flour- 1/2 cup
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  • Chili powder- 1tsp
  • Ground pepper- 1/4 tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Water- enough to make a thick batter

For making sauce:

  • Oil- 3tbsp, used for frying chicken
  • Ginger, chopped thin- 2 inch slice
  • Garlic, chopped thin- 3 cloves
  • Onion, chopped- 3 medium
  • Soy sauce, low sodium- 3tbsp
  • Tomato sauce, low sodium- 1 cup
  • Sesame oil- 1 tsp
  • Sambal Oelek or ground pepper- 1/2 tsp
  • Green onions, chopped- 2 stalks
  • Cilantro, chopped- 2 handful
Instruction
  • In a large bowl, combine the ingredients to make the batter. The batter should be thick.
  • Coat the chicken with the batter and fry it in oil till it turns golden in color.
  • Place the fried chicken on a paper towel.
  • In a large non-stick pan, add 3 tbsp of the oil used for frying chicken.
  • Add chopped ginger and garlic, saute till it turns light golden in color.
  • Add onions and cook till they turn translucent.
  • Add tomato sauce and soy sauce, cook for a few minutes.
  • Add the fried chicken and combine with the sauce. Cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Drizzle sesame oil over the chicken.
  • Add ground pepper or sambal oelek if you need it to be spicy.
  • Sprinkle green onions and cilantro, combine well.
  • Taste and add more salt if needed.
  • Dish it out along with fried rice or plain/brown rice or cauliflower rice

 

Chicken Manchurian -Indo-Chinese
 
Ingredients
  • Chicken, boneless cubed- 3 chicken breasts
  • Oil- for frying chicken
For making batter
  • Corn starch- ¼ cup
  • All purpose flour or gluten free flour or rice flour- ½ cup
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  • Chili powder- 1tsp
  • Ground pepper- ¼ tsp
  • Salt- to taste
  • Water- enough to make a thick batter
For making sauce
  • Oil- 3tbsp, used for frying chicken
  • Ginger, chopped thin- 2 inch slice
  • Garlic, chopped thin- 3 cloves
  • Onion, chopped- 3 medium
  • Soy sauce, low sodium- 3tbsp
  • Tomato sauce, low sodium- 1 cup
  • Sesame oil- 1 tsp
  • Sambal Oelek or ground pepper- ½ tsp
  • Green onions, chopped- 2 stalks
  • Cilantro, chopped- 2 handful
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the ingredients to make the batter. The batter should be thick.
  2. Coat the chicken with the batter and fry it in oil till it turns golden in color.
  3. Place the fried chicken on a paper towel.
  4. In a large non-stick pan, add 3 tbsp of the oil used for frying chicken.
  5. Add chopped ginger and garlic, saute till it turns light golden in color.
  6. Add onions and cook till they turn translucent.
  7. Add tomato sauce and soy sauce, cook for a few minutes.
  8. Add the fried chicken and combine with the sauce. Cook for a couple of minutes.
  9. Drizzle sesame oil over the chicken.
  10. Add ground pepper or sambal oelek if you need it to be spicy.
  11. Sprinkle green onions and cilantro, combine well.
  12. Taste and add more salt if needed.
  13. Dish it out along with fried rice or plain/brown rice or
  14. cauliflower rice

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