Thursday, April 26, 2007

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Hi, This one is my personal best. What a perflect blend with Fried Rice and Noodles.
Really very easy to make, I am 100% sure it is a perfect family delight !!
A must Try !!


For preparing Chicken:

Chicken 500 gms. (Chopped in small size pieces, You can take boneless or the
one with bones) (Chicken with bone tastes very well though)

2 tsp Soya Sauce

1 Egg

1 tsp Vinegar

2 to 3 tsp Maggie Tomato Ketchup

White Pepper Powder 1/2 tsp.

Salt to taste

Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp

Cornflour 2 tsp

For preparing Sweet and Sour Gravy:

Maggie Tomato Ketchup - 3 tbsp.
White Vinegar- 1 tbsp.
Sugar - 3 tbsp.
Cornflour - 1 tbsp
Ginger - one small piece 1/2 inch
Garlic - 2-3 flakes coarsly smashed
Salt to taste
Chilli Powder to taste
Water - 3 Tea Cups or 2 Large Cups

Refind/Vegetable Oil for frying - 2 tbsp.

Chop Carrot, French Beans, Capsicum, Onions Long thin stripes and fry them separately just for 2 -3 minutes each.


Lets first prepare the Gravy:
1. Take a Big Bowl, Mix together Sugar, Tomato Ketchup, Vinegar and Cornflour.
2. Mix it well.

3. Now Put it on high flame and let the whole thing start to boil.

4. Add 3 cups of water and keep stirring continuously, don't let the lumps form.

5. You will see small bubbles on the surface and then a glaze like gravy, there will be shiny surface in the gravy and thats when you have to add the crushed ginger and garlic to add a flavour to the gravy.

6. Now add all the fried veggies in this gravy while it is boiling.

To prepare chicken:

1. Mix together egg, cornflour, vinegar, soya sauce, chilli sauce, salt, chilli to a semi thick batter.

2. Add chicken pieces to it and let it marinate for at least an hour.

3. Take 1 tbsp. Refind Oil and heat it, then deep fry chicken pieces one by one in the oil and take it out.

4. Add the deep fried chicken pieces in the gravy that we have just made above and let it boil for 5 minutes on the gas.

5. Remove from heat and serve piping hot with fried rice or noodles by sprinkling some spring onions on the top.

** Important please note that the gravy should not be very thick, if you want please add some more water while it was boiling before adding the veggies and chicken.

Sounds Yummy !!! Don't forget to leave your comment.