Chilli chicken, Kolkata style, lots of chillis and lots of onions. What should I serve it with? Khasta Laccha Parathas or Eggy Fried Rice?
2 chicken thighs - cut in 2in cubes
2 large onions - sliced
1 large bell pepper - small dices
8-10 garlic cloves - minced
1in ginger - minced
2tsp black pepper- crushed
1/4tsp MSG (yesss, I didn't die!)
1/4cup + 2tbsp soy sauce
1cup chicken stock
Green chillis - sliced
Oil for frying
Marinade chicken cubes for minimum 45mins, with 2tbsp soy sauce, a pinch of salt, egg and 1tbsp black pepper. Add 3tbsp cornstarch to it and deep fry till golden.
Mix the remaining cornstarch and chicken stock to make a smooth slurry. Keep aside.
Heat a pan on the highest temperature, add some of the oil used for frying the chicken. Add the chopped onions and bell peppers. Saute for a minute. Add the minced ginger and garlic. Add some sliced chillis. Add the sugar. Fry all these on very high heat for another minute.
Add the black pepper, soy sauce and vinegar. Add the stock slurry and MSG. Check for seasoning, add salt if needed. Do not cook the sauce more than 3-4mins.
Add the fried chicken pieces and top it with some chillis. Done!