Monday, March 16, 2009

Chilli Chicken (Srilankan)


Hi all,This is a new dish. This is called as CHILLI CHICKEN, made by the sri lankan style. I got this dish from one of the book let where my mom had made a note of this. She had mentioned that this recipe is quite spicy and goes well with all kinds of mild flavoured recipes (rice/ roti's). She has also mentioned that this recipe is one of her favourite delicacy.

When I prepared it, the recipe made me feel so bored and tiring. I had to fry onion sepertely, green chillies and tomatoes.. kind of a long process. But believe me ............. It didnt take more than 1/2 an hour and the recipe came out awesome.

As I mentioned I never prepare a recipe with all the complete ingredients when I prepare for the first time. So just tried with 1/4 kg of boneless chicken I had in stock. This recipe could be tried with the chickn with bones as well.


Chicken - 1/4 kg

onion - 2

tomato - 3

green chillies - 12

red chilli powder - 1/4 tsp

pepper powder - 1/2 tsp

garam masala - 1/2 tsp

salt to taste

turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

oil - 5 - 6 tbsp

ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp

water - 1 cup

corriander leaves - 2 tsp


- wash and clean the chicken

- marinate the chicken with salt, turmeric and ginger garlic paste

- grind the green chillies seperately into a fine paste

- make a paste with red chilli powder, pepper powder and garam masala along with water

- in a pan add 2 tsp of oil

- fry the finely chopped onions until they turn golden brown

- grind then into a fine paste by adding some water

- leave it aside

- in a pan add 2 tsp oil and then add the tomatoes (cut them into cubes)

- fry until the raw smell vanishes

- grind them into a fine paste

- leave them aside

- in a pan add the remaining oil

- add the ground onion paste and the green chilli paste

- fry till the green chilli's raw smell goes off

- add the tomato paste

- fry

- then add the mixed masala paste (all the powders)

- fry till the raw smell goes off

- now add the marinated chicken- fry for 5 - 10 mins

- add water and close the pan with a lid

- let it cook and when it forms a semi gravy, garnish with corriander leaves (finely chopped)
Serve this chicken with dosa, rice, ghee rice, vegetable rice, parata, appam etc.

This is for the EVENT:

Viki's Kitchen

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