Chicken Manchurian -Indo-Chinese
  • 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
  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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