Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Chilly Chicken (Serves 4)

Chilly chicken is yet another Indo-chinese delicacy which makes us drool over its rich flavor and taste. Once exclusive to the restaurants, these dishes have slowly sneaked into the common household menu.... Here is a simple yet delicious variant of this ever popular dish........

For the batter

All purpose flour ½ cup
Corn flour 2 TBSP
Chilly powder ½ tsp
Black pepper powder ½ tsps
Soy sauce 1 tsp
Tomato sauce 1 tsp
Green chilly sauce a splash
Egg 1 no (optional)
Salt as needed
Water as needed to make a thick batter


Mix together all purpose flour, corn flour, chilly powder and pepper powder in a medium size bowl. Add salt as needed, and egg to this. Now add in all the sauces and make a thick, no lumpy batter by adding water, little at a time. Keep aside.

For the chicken

Boneless chicken 1 lb
Red Onions 2 medium (diced)
Green chillies 4 to 5 nos, cut diagonally
Ginger 1 tsp, chopped
Garlic 1 tsp, chopped
Whole red chilly 2 nos
Black pepper powder ½ tsp
Soy sauce 5 TBSP
Tomato sauce 2-3 TBSP
Green chilly sauce 1 tsp
Red chilly sauce 1 tsp
Corn flour 1 TBSP (mixed with ½ cup of water)
Water ½ cup
Salt as needed
Oil for deep frying + to sauté


Cut the chicken to medium bite size pieces and mix with the batter. Allow this to marinate for about an hour in the refrigerator.

Heat (med-high) oil and deep fry the chicken pieces until they attain a red color and keep aside. Combine all the sauces in a bowl and set aside.

Heat 2 TBSP oil in a wok and add the whole red chilly and onions. Sauté onions until soft. Add the green chillies, ginger and garlic one by one and sauté for another few minutes. Add salt and pepper powder and cook for 1 minute. Now add the sauce mix followed by water. Allow this to come to a rolling boil. Add the corn flour dissolved in ½ cup water to this. Lower the flame to low-med and add in the fried chicken pieces. Let it simmer for 10 minutes covered. Combine well until the chicken is coated with sauce and then take off from the stove. Transfer to a serving dish and enjoy this delicious chilly chicken with any kind of rice or parotta or even with chappathi….


Try boned chicken for boneless. Chicken thighs will be best for chilly chicken.
Add in chopped carrots along with red onions for a vibrant color.


  1. ee noyambu samayathu ee chathi venayirunno??? looks too tempting

  2. Chicken kazhikathavareyum kazhipikkumallo!!

  3. chilly chicken adipoli anelloo...good recipe

  4. Tempting chilly chicken, looks delicious..

  5. Vaayil vellam usual nice click too...

  6. Iyooo kothiyavunne...Beautiful click....

  7. I love fusion cooking. Chilli Chicken looks yummmy.

  8. Wow thats looks so good and mouthwatering...

  9. hello...first time visiting ur blog via cicilys first impression towards ur blog iz kairali sisters r rocking....such a nice presentations with varities of cusines....i like ur blog so much...from here i ll be a regular one for ur blog...

  10. I bet every one has fond memories of eating this dish. Looks fantastic.

  11. Thanx for the visit,adipoli chilly chicken and presentation is superb...

  12. looks delicious !!! wonderful recipe.

  13. hello...first time visiting ur blog such a nice presentations with varities of cusines....i like ur blog so much..
    looks delicious !!! wonderful recipe

  14. kairali sisters are rocking..nice blog..have god collection of to come back . following u..
    chili chicken looks delicious.


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