After returning from India, I started to crave for something spicy. This led me to Google up the Best Indian Restaurants in London to indulge my hunger pangs. Finally narrowed down my search to Delhi Brasserie, one of the finest restaurants for serving authentic Indian dishes. South Indian Garlic Chilli Chicken, Crab Achari, Chicken Tikka and Prawn Biryani are some of the mouth-watering dishes I had ordered there. But among these, South Indian Garlic Chilli Chicken is one of my favorite dish – cooked with green chilies and garlic, the dish was extremely hot and spicy.
Chilli Chicken is one of the most popular Chinese-Indian dish served in restaurants around the world. The authentic South Indian Garlic Chilli Chicken is a sauce-based dish prepared using chillies, garlic, pepper and chicken breasts. If you wish to try this recipe at home, then scroll down to know the ingredients that goes into this delicious dish and of course the procedure to prepare it.
Ingredients for preparing Garlic Chilli Sauce:
- Peeled garlic – 180 gms
- Peeled ginger – 25 gms
- Green chillies – 20 nos
- Mango chutney – 1 tablespoon
- Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
- Vinegar – 1/4 teaspoon
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl with a little oil to make a smooth paste.
Ingredients for preparing the Batter:
- 1 egg
- Chicken Thighs (Boneless)- 500 grams
- Cornflour – 3 tablespoons
- Maida – 3 tablespoons
- Ginger Garlic Paste - 1/2 teaspoon
- Pepper Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
- Chilli Sauce – 1 tablespoon
- Soy sauce – 1 tablespoon
- Chilli Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
- Oil for Frying
Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl and add chicken pieces to it- use water and vinegar to achieve a thicker consistency.
Heat oil in a large pan and fry the chicken for about 1-2 minutes.
Ingredients for South Indian Garlic Chilli Chicken:
- Chicken – 10 pieces (cooked)
- Green pepper (diced) – 1/4
- Garlic/ginger paste 1 tablespoon
- Tomato paste – 1 tablespoons
- Chilli powder – 1/2 teaspoon
- Green chillies (chopped finely) – 5
- Fenugreek leaves – 1 /2 tablespoon
- Coconut powder – 1 teaspoon
- Sugar – 1/2 tablespoons
- Garam masala powder – 1/4 a teaspoon
- Coriander (chopped) – 2 tablespoons
- Ghee – 2 tablespoon
In a hot pan add melted ghee, green pepper and chopped green chillies and saute for few minutes.
Next add Ginger/Garlic paste and cook through.
Turn the flame high and add tomato paste to the pan.
When the tomato paste is turning thick, add sugar, chilli powder, coconut flour and salt.
Now add the fried chicken, fenugreek leaves and toss everything together. Leave the mixture to cook for about 5 minutes in a lower flame.
After that time has elapsed, add green chillies, garam masala and the garlic chilli sauce prepared earlier.
Stir for just a minute and chopped coriander and serve.
This dish can be best served with well cooked nan bread or with fluffy plain rice.
Can’t wait to try it out?
But if you feel lazy to experiment this classic South Indian dish at home, you can try hopping into DelhiBrasserie,