Indo Chinese Chicken and Veggie Gravy
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indo-Chinese
Serves: 5 People
For marinating Chicken
  • Chicken breast or thighs, boneless, cubed- 2 breasts or thighs
  • Ground pepper- ½ tsp
  • Ginger-garlic paste- ½ tbsp
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium- 1 tbsp
  • Corn starch- 2 tbsp
  • Salt- a few pinches
  • Oil- 4 tbsp, for cooking chicken
While cooking
  • Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Ginger, minced- 1 inch slice
  • Garlic, minced- 1 large clove
  • Whole dry red chili- 2
  • Mushroom, white or brown, sliced- 1½ cups
  • Red pepper, cut into thin wedges- 1
  • Green pepper, cut into thin wedges- 1
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium- 1 tbsp
  • Hoisin sauce- 1 tbsp
  • Sambal Oelek or chili paste- 1 tsp
  • Rice vinegar- 1 tbsp
  • Chicken bouillon cube- 1 cube
  • Water- ½ cup
  • Corn starch- 2 tbsp dissolved in 1 tbsp cold water
  • Green onions, chopped- 1 stalk
  1. Marinate the chicken with the above mentioned "for marinating chicken" except oil.
  2. Place a wok or frying pan over medium heat, add 4 tbsp oil.
  3. Add the marinated chicken and cook till chicken turns light brown. If you want you could shallow fry the chicken. Keep aside the cooked chicken.
  4. In the same wok, add 1 tbsp oil.
  5. Add minced ginger and garlic, saute till golden in color.
  6. Add dry red chilies, saute for a few seconds.
  7. Add mushroom, saute for a few minutes.
  8. Add red and green peppers, cook for a few minutes till the veggies turn slightly tender. Don't over cook the veggies, it should stay crisp.
  9. Add cooked chicken, combine well.
  10. Add soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sambal oelek or chili paste and rice vinegar, combine well.
  11. Add chicken bouillon cube and water, cook till the gravy comes to a slight boil.
  12. Dissolve 2 tbsp cornstarch in 1 tbsp cold water, add to the wok.
  13. Cook for a couple of minutes, let the gravy thicken.
  14. Garnish with chopped green onions.
  15. Remove the wok from the heat.
  16. Serve with rice, noodles or roti.
Soy sauce has salt in it, so don't add too much salt into the dish.
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