Kolkata Chilli Chicken - Bong Eats Recipe

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Jul. 30, 2018

I LOVE Chilli Chicken. I usually just follow my mom's recipe, which I have made my own over the years. I was about to make it for a potluck, when I scrolled through my YouTube feed and noticed that my friends Insiya Saptarshi from Bong Eats published a Kolkata style Chilli Chicken. As I'm a BIG fan of trying new things, I decided to give their recipe a test drive.

Ingredients

For the marinade:
Ginger pieces 2 Tablespoon , crush
Garlic cloves 2 Tablespoon , crush
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Egg white 1
Dark soya 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Chinese cooking wine 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Crushed peppercorns 1 Teaspoon
Baking soda 1/2 Teaspoon
Corn starch 1 Teaspoon
For breading:
All purpose flour 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Corn starch 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Baking powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
For sauce:
Soy sauce 4 Tablespoon (Dark and light both 2 tbsp each)
Oil 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Chinese cooking wine 2 Tablespoon
Vinegar 2 Tablespoon (I prefer to use the homemade vinegar I always have in my fridge
Ketchup 3 Tablespoon
Chilli sauce 2 Tablespoon
Chicken stock 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Green chillies 2 (about 2 tbsp)
Fresh pepper 1 Teaspoon
Onion cubes 2 Cup (32 tbs)
Aji no moto 1 Pinch
Green pepper cubes 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Slurry 1 Tablespoon (cornstarch slurry)
Minced ginger 2 Tablespoon
For other ingredients:
Minced garlic 2 Tablespoon
Spring onions 2 (sliced diagonally for garnish)
Sugar 1 Teaspoon
Oil 3 Cup (48 tbs) (For deep frying)

Directions

GETTING READY:

1.Prepare the marinade and marinate the Chicken in half.

MAKING:

2.Mix the flours, baking powder and salt together and add the other half of the marinade to make a damp and crumbly breading.

3.Prepare the sauce and the other ingredients.

4.Heat oil in a wok and add the onions and peppers.

5.Add the sugar to help caramelize the onion.

6.Add the green chilies and minces ginger and garlic.

7.Add the sauce, bring to the boil and add the slurry.

8.Dip each piece of chicken in the flour mixture and deep fry.

9.Once done toss the cooked chicken in the gravy.

10.Garnish with Spring Onions

SERVING:

11.Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 4