Saturday, April 7, 2012

Project 365 Days Of Food- Day 7, Chicken in Hot Garlic Sauce!

Chicken in Hot Garlic Sauce- is an adaptation from Nita Mehta's Cookbook,"Learn To Cook 

"WoW!! Memory is so oddly selective :-) 
I don't exactly remember the name of the place where I first had 'Chicken in Hot Garlic Sauce', but what I remember is- it sure was great place to hang out at night for us friends who were always on a budget! 

Do you remember such perfect place you've been to, to chill out with your friends while on a budget? Share 1 such endless night of chattering-will you :D? While you embrace your memories with arms wide open, lemme share the ingredients n' method for the same  above Beauty I mean:D

Note To My Dear ReadersYou can skip the whole chicken marination step:-) HOW?
 ANSWER- Just Get A Packet Of 'Popcorn Chicken' (Bake it at 400 deg F for 15 minutes)And Tadaa- Mix them with the Hot Garlic Sauce ;-) Your Chicken in Hot Garlic Sauce Is Ready!!!

1 lb/ 2oo gms boneless chicken, cut into 1" pieces
1 Tbsp finely chopped garlic
2 Tbsp red chilli paste
3 Tbsp tomato ketchup
1/2 Tsp sugar (optional)
1/4 Tsp ajinomoto (optional)
2 Cups water mixed with 2 tbsp of cornflour and white pepper
1 Tbsp vinegar
2 Tbsp soya sauce
1 Tbsp red chilli sauce
For Garnishing-1 Spring onion finely chopped

1 Egg, 3/4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp ajinomoto and 1 tsp white pepper powder
1 Tbsp cornflour and 1 tbsp oil

1. Cut chicken into 1" pieces.
2. Marinate the chicken ina ll the ingredients of the marinade. Cover and keep in the refrigerator for atleast 2-3 hours.
3. Heat oil in a wok and eep fry the chicken pieces until golden brown and crsip. Remove on a paper towel and keep aside.
*** You can skip the marination and step1-3, if you have a packet of Popcorn Chicken In Your Refrigerator!
4. Heat 3-4 tbsp of oil in another wok, add white of spring onions, cook till soft.
5. Reduce heat. Add garlic and chilli paste. When garlic changes color, add tomato ketchup, vinegar, soya sauce and red chilli sauce.
6. Add chicken pieces and cook for another minute on low heat/flame Stir-fry and add ajinommoto and sugar.
7. Dissolve cornflour in 2 Cups of water and add it slowly to the chicken, stirring continuously till it just starts to thicken. Throw away the extra cornflour mix.
8. Add greens of spring onions. Remove from fire.
9. Serve hot along with boiled rice or noodles.


Ramya said...

Hot hot hot!!!!! I have a selective memory too;) I remember with whom I had this hot dish with but I don't remember where I had it:p

Prachi said...

Babes You've got me thinking too. ..I will never want to get rid of those memories, thanks for the reminder to embrace them with open arms:))

Anonymous said...

mmmmm hot good old days....the food joint behind our building no more exist but had it with a couplr of college buddies. The combination of vegetable schezwan rice and chicken in hot garlic sauce was awesome!

Anonymous said...

I think I need to call up a few friends and meet up! Thanks for the wonderful recipe and an awesome reminder:) nagmein hain, shikwe hain, kisse hai baatein hai......baantein bhool jatei hai yaadein yaad aatein hai!!!!!

Kavita said...

Simply wow!!!

Khyati said...

Darling I no longer know what I like more......your recipes your pictures, your articles or you:( mmmm I think You top the list!! My Gujju bawa proposed me at an indochinese food court...can you imagine that too over a hot plate of Hakka noodles:)))))) some memories!!

Anonymous said...

Popcorn chicken, never crossed my mind. This is a perfect movie time snack for me! Fun embracing good old memories.......thanks a ton!

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Anonymous said...

Superb! I am lost in the world of memories. Thanks

"oops-in da kitchen wid Roops!" said...

Awesome Guys!!! I am glad you guys are loitering down the memory lane! Remember the Good Times Folks!

@ Khyati, Ramya, Neha, Prachi, Kavita- You ladies are too kind! Your suggestions/feedback are welcome too, please do not hesitate to point out my typos/errors if any :-)