Chicken Manchurian

200gms boneless chicken

For the batter:
1/4cup cornflour
1/4cup all-purpose flour/ maida
1tsp chilli powder
1/2tsp white pepper powder
1/4tsp msg/ ajinomoto (optional)
1 big pinch sugar
1/2tsp ginger-garlic paste
salt to taste
oil for deep frying

For the sauce:
1tsp oil
1tbs ginger, finely chopped
1tbs garlic, finely chopped
2 green chillies, finely chopped
1/4cup spring onions
1 1/2cups water
1/2tsp white pepper powder
1/4tsp msg/ ajinomoto (optional)
1 big pinch sugar
1 1/2tbs soya sauce
1tbs green chili sauce
few drops vinegar
salt to taste
1 1/2tbs cornflour
spring onion greens for garnish

Cut the chicken into 1 1/2" cubes. Mix the cornflour, a.p.flour, red chilli powder, pepper powder, msg, ginger-garlic paste, salt and egg with a little water to make a thick batter.
Heat the oil in a kadhai. Dip the chicken in the batter and deep fry on medium heat till golden and the chicken is cooked through. Drain and keep aside.

Heat 1tsp oil in a saucepan. Saute the ginger, garlic, green chillies and spring onions for 2mins, ensure they do not brown.
Add the water, sauces and seasonings and bring to a boil. Check the salt.
Mix the cornflour in a 2tbs water. Add to the sauce a little at a time, stirring constantly. Add only enough cornflour paste to get the desired consistency for the sauce. Boil for a minute.
Add the chicken and mix. Remove from heat.
Garnish with spring onion greens.


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  2. hi poornima....very nice blog....and this really looks mouthwatering...surely will try it


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