Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Triple Fried Chicken with Chilli Caramel


Ingredients


Capsicum 
1 (cubed) 
Onion 
2-3 (cubed) 
Spring Onion 
Green stalks for garnish 


For chicken marinade 

Chicken 
2 breast fillets (cubed) 
Soya Sauce 
¼ cup 
Vinegar 
¼ cup 
Sriracha 
¼ cup 
Paprika 
tbsp 
Garlic Powder 
tbsp 
Salt 
A pinch 
Chili Flakes 
½ tsp 
Olive Oil 
1 tsp 


For coating 

Egg 
1 
Cornflour 
¼ cup 
Plain flour 
½ cup 
Salt 
A pinch 
Black Pepper 
½ tsp 
Paprika 
½ tsp 
Garlic Powder 
¼ tsp 


For Soy Chilli Caramel 

Garlic 
2 (minced) 
Vinegar 
¼ cup 
Soya Sauce 
¼ cup 
Sriracha 
¼ cup 
Garlic Powder 
½ tsp 
Salt 
To taste 
Red Chillies 
1 tsp 
Oregano 
A pinch 
Chilli Garlic Ketchup 
½ cup 
Brown Sugar 
¼ cup 
Olive Oil 
¼ cup 

Method

Cut the chicken fillets into cubes and marinade (for about 30 mins to an hour) in the ingredients listed above. In a shallow plate, combine plain flour, salt, black pepper, paprika and garlic powder. After the chicken is done marinating, drain the liquid out of it and dredge it in cornflour and add the beaten egg.
Mix well then coat chicken pieces with the seasoned flour mixture. I used the thrice frying method (it's such a hassle, and honestly aisa roza lagta hai ke na pucho. Try at your own risk) but normal frying should work too. Once the chicken is coated evenly, fry for 30 secs, rest for 30 secs - repeat twice. That's the thrice frying method. If you're not up to extra mehnat, just fry the chicken in batches. 

Cut the veggies. In a deep pan, put together all the ingredients for the sauce and simmer until any excess water dries up and it starts to thicken (shouldn't take longer than a couple minutes). Toss chicken in the sauce, add the veggies and you're done. I know, the list of ingredients looks super intimidating but the recipe itself is pretty easy. I usually don't measure anything and season accordingly so I apologize if the measurements are off. You can adjust to your liking, there's no rules here. Unless you're burning or oversalting your food, that's just wrong. 

Okay, I served this with garlic rice but these are great with simple boiled rice also. Up to you, jo marzi bana ke kha lein. 

Mozzarella Sticks

Ingredients

Mozzarella Cheese
½ a block
Flour
¼ cup 
Egg
Milk
3 tbsp
Salt
Paprika
Garlic Powder
Oregano
Onion Powder
Bread Crumbs
A pinch
½ tsp
½ tsp
¼ tsp
½ tsp
½ cup

Method

Cut the cheese into long strips. Make sure you’ve put it in the fridge a few hours before you need to use it, otherwise you won’t be able to cut it at all. In a bowl, beat egg and milk together. Get 2 shallow plates, add flour in one and in the other combine bread crumbs, salt, paprika, onion, oregano and garlic powder. 







First, dredge the cheese stick into flour, then dip in egg, then coat in crumbs. Make sure it’s coated liberally on all sides. Then repeat the process. Each cheese stick should be coated twice with flour, egg and crumb mixture. Once done, set in the freezer for an hour.


Heat oil or ghee in a deep frying pan and fry the sticks in hot oil so the outside crisps up but doesn’t explode in a cheese bomb and ruin your awesome snack. Succeeded? Bismillah karein. 









* Sorry about the awful pictures, but it was iftar time and we were starving. Hope you guys take better ones.