Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Hot Chili Chicken

Here is yet another favorite hot dish of mine - chili chicken. This is not the usual Chinese style chili chicken, this kind of chili chicken is available at all the Andra style restaurant in Bangalore and they use the whole green chilies to make this dish “really spicy” and they used to be pleasantly spicy for me and I still have not found something else very tasty and that also made my eyes water like this. Suddenly I just started craving for this dish and I prepared myself remembering the taste and I would say I could nearly match more than 75% of the original taste and just enough to satisfy my lingering craving. I used the chicken for the chicken curry and really tasted good but still you can marinate the chicken and use for this recipe. Here is the recipe,

To marinate
Chicken – ½ lb
Yogurt – 2 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste – ½ tsp
Chili powder – ½ tsp
Turmeric Powder – ½ tsp
Salt – little

Other Ingredients
Green Chilies slit – 10 to 13 (depending on your need)
Onion – ½ of 1 Chopped very finely
Tomato – 1 finely chopped
Coriander Powder – 1 and ½ tsp
Garam masala – 1tsp
Cardamom Powder – ¼ tsp
Oil – 3 tsp
Salt to taste

To Grind
Garlic – 6 Cloves
Ginger – ¾ inch
Cilantro – ½ Cup

Marinate the chicken with all the ingredients and refrigerate for 1 hr.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add the onion and sauté for 5 mins or until its tender.
Add the tomato and fry for few mins and add the grinded paste and mix. Add the coriander powder and mix.
Add the green chilies and mix. Now add the chicken and sprinkle little water and close and cook for 5 mins, checking in between to avoid burning.
Now open and reduced the flame and cook by mixing occasionally until the chicken is fully cooked and the dish is dry without any water.
Garnish with cilantro and enjoy as a side dish for any kind of rice.


  1. Oh my I too love this chilly chicken...reminds me of the restaurant nandini in bangalore :). Will surely give it a shot...thanks for sharing Swarna.

  2. Hi Swarna

    Chili Chicken is my favourite dish as well. Looks great.


  3. really hot, spicy n delicious chicken!..yum!

  4. yeah, It's really hot with all those green chillies and looks fabulous

  5. Omg, chilli chicken looks fantastic and mouthwatering here..

  6. this is very much like the malvani green chicken !! yummy

  7. I can see that greenery ;-) & very feel the hotness..... ;-) Hmmmmm..... Very theekha!!!!! YUM!!!!!


  8. we can feel the spiciness from that foto.. really delicious... With Kerala porotta this will be heavenly...

  9. Wow fabulous chilly chicken dear...I too luv spicy food...Yumm.

  10. perfect dish for my hubby, looks amazing

  11. Awesome! I love the spicy chicken recipe..ur chilli chicken makes me hungry.. This recipe is going on my "must make" list... :)thanks for sharing dear.

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  13. hey why you need red chilli powder, if you are adding enough green chilli.

  14. I am craving to eat chilly chicken in nandini,bangalore.... thanks so much for this receipe


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