Friday, September 18, 2015

Chilli Chicken

Chilli Chicken is a popular indo-chinese dish of chicken which needs no introduction. The spicy and juicy fried chicken pieces, sauteed with onion and bell peppers tastes delicious in mouth. Here, I'm using a basic version of chilli chicken with basic ingredients for an indo-chinese recipe. So, just gather the ingredients, grab your pots and pans and start cooking with "Flavors of Sneha's Kitchen".


250 gms of chicken cubes (with bones or boneless)
1 egg
Chilli Chicken
2-3 tbsp of cornflour
1 tbsp of soya sauce
1 tsp of tomato chilli sauce
1 tsp of vinegar
1 tsp of ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp black pepper powder
1 big onion cut in cubes
1/2 capsicum cut in cubes
1-2 slit green chilli
1 tbsp of finely chopped ginger and garlic 
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
Cilantro and sesame seeds for garnishing


  • In a mixing bowl, add chicken cubes, soya sauce, egg, salt, pepper, cornflour and ginger-garlic paste. Mix well and let it marinate for half an hour. (Here I'm taking half of the amount of every ingredients except egg & ginger-garlic paste)
  • Heat oil and deep fry the marinated chicken cubes till they are brown. Take out on a tissue paper to absorb the excess oil.
  • Now in another pan, heat 1 tbsp oil. Once hot enough, add chopped ginger & garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  • Now add onions, green chilli, capsicum and saute on high flame for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add fried chicken, salt, pepper, soya sauce, tomato chilli sauce and vinegar. Mix well and saute for a minute.
  • In a small bowl, take 1 tbsp of cornflour and water and make a lump free paste. Add this in the mixture and boil till it thickens.
  • Garnish with cilantro and sesame seeds and serve hot.

Note: Since soya sauce is added, be careful while adding salt. While frying the chicken pieces, make sure that it is not over fried. The chicken is ready when it becomes golden brown.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori Chicken or Grilled Chicken is a yummy North Indian chicken delicacy served as a starter/appetizer. Tandoori chicken tastes yummy and tender because of the flavourful and spicy marinade. Traditionally, tandoori chicken gets grilled in Tandoor (clay oven). However, I don't have one, so I use the regular oven in my kitchen. This recipe was shared by one of my friend and believe me, this tastes as good as the restaurant one. So, like I did, you also give this recipe a try in your kitchen with "Flavors of Sneha's Kitchen".

4 whole chicken leg piece
Tandoori Chicken
1/2 cup of hung yogurt
1 tbsp of roasted cumin powder
2 tbsp of kashmiri red chilli powder
1 tbsp of coriander powder
1 tbsp of tandoori chicken masala
1 tbsp of ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp of turmeric powder
1 tsp of garam masala powder
1/2 tsp of chaat masala powder
2 tbsp of ghee/oil
Juice of one big lemon
Salt as per taste

  • Wash and pat dry the chicken legs. Make some random slits so that marination and go inside the chicken.
  • In a bowl, mix the ginger-garlic paste, salt, 1 tbsp of red chilli powder and lemon juice. Nicely marinate the chicken in this and keep it aside for 10-15 minutes.
  • Now, for the second marination, mix yogurt, little bit of salt and all other spices in a mixing bowl. Put this marination nicely on chicken and rub inside the slits you made. Keep this marinated chicken in refrigerator for minimum 4 hrs. For better result let this marinate overnight.
  • Now 2 hrs prior to grilling, mix the ghee in chicken. This helps to keep the chicken moist.
  • Preheat the oven at 420C and bake the chicken for 20 minutes both sides. Once cooked, brush some ghee on both sides and broil for 3-4 mnts each side.
  • Take it out from the oven and sprinkle some chaat masala. Serve with mint chutney.  

Note: To make the chicken even more spicy you may use the regular chilli powder rather than using kashmiri red chilli powder. You can also use pinch of food color to give this dish a vibrant color. To make the grilling easy in oven, you can directly place the leg pieces on oven rack and place a baking tray covered with aluminium foil on lower rack of the oven to catch the extra drippings. This way, your oven will be less dirty and grilling the chicken will be easier.