Sunday, 21 June 2015

GENERAL TSO'S CHICKEN




GENERAL TSO’S CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS

MARINATION

Chicken breast cut in bite sized cubes
125 gms
Ginger garlic coarse paste
1 tbsp
Soya sauce
1 – 1 ½ tbsp
Egg beaten (op)
1 no
Salt
T.T.
Pepper pdr
½ tsp
Cornflour
1 tbsp
Maida / refined flour
½ cup
Oil
For deep frying
SAUCE

Spring onion stem
2 – 3 tbsp
Dry red chillies
4 – 5 nos
Soya sauce
3 – 4 tbsp
Sesame oil (op)
1 tsp
Oyster sauce (op)
½ tsp
White vinegar
2 tbsp
Salt
T.T.
Sugar
1 tbsp
Pepper pdr
½ tsp
Ginger garlic coarse paste
1 tbsp
Cornflour
1 – 1 ½ tbsp
Water
½ cup
Spring onion greens finely shredded
1 – 2 tbsp
Sesame seeds for garnish
1 tsp


METHOD:

1.       From the sauce ingredients mix together soya sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, oyster sauce, salt, sugar, pepper pdr, ginger garlic paste, cornflour and water.


2.       Mix to make a smooth lump free slurry. Keep till further use.



3.       In a separate bowl, to the chicken add the ginger garlic paste, soya sauce, salt, pepper pdr and mix to coat well. Add the egg here if you are using it.


4.       Add in the cornflour to it and toss. Keep in refrigerator for 1 hour.


5.       Remove the chicken, roll and coat individual pieces in maida coating each well.


6.       Deep fry them in small batches till they are well browned.



7.       Remove and drain on to absorbent paper.

8.       In a separate pan take 1 tbsp oil.


9.       When it is hot add the spring onion shoots and red chillies.


10.   Stir them for a few seconds and pour the prepared slurry.


11.   When it boils it will start to thicken.


12.   At this point add the chicken. Mix and coat.


13.   The sauce should be just coating.

14.   Sprinkle spring onion greens and sesame seeds on top. Serve immediately along with Fried Rice or Noodles.





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