This is a recipe that I created by accident. It was supposed to be chicken 65, but halfway into making it, I decided to change the recipe a bit, and added some ingredients, a dash of this, a pinch of that and voila! The spicy fried chicken bites were born! Kudos to my mom in law for coming up with the name! Anyway, I have served it to other humans, they have survived, and the consensus was that its delicious! So don’t worry about trying this out. I guarantee you, you are going to love it!
You will need the following things, so lets get them ready first, so you wont be running around in your kitchen, while you’re cooking…One thing I learned back in the early days when I just started cooking, was that running around looking for things while you’re cooking something on the stove, is a bad idea..
For marinating the chicken:
Boneless chicken pieces-1/2 kg
Red chilli powder-1 teaspoon (Mine is really hot. You may add more if yours is mild)
Turmeric powder-1/2 teaspoon
Fresh ginger-garlic paste-1 tablespoon
Black pepper-3/4 teaspoon
Lemon juice-3-4 tablespoons
For frying the chicken:
Rice flour-3-4 tablespoons
Red chilli powder-1/2 teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
Coriander powder-1 1/2 tablespoons
Chopped green chillies-2 teaspoons
Chopped ginger-1 tablespoon
Chopped garlic-1/2 tablespoon
Fresh curry leaves-a handful
Coriander leaves-a handful
First lets wash the chicken pieces, and put them into a mixing bowl. Now add the ingredients to marinate the chicken…
…Now mix everything together with your hands, so that the chicken pieces are well-coated with all the ingredients that you put in there, and let it marinade for an hour.
After an hour, deep fry the chicken pieces, until they are a deep brown…
In a separate bowl, and add the yogurt, chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, and salt, and mix it together, and keep it aside…
In another pan, add the oil, chopped ginger and garlic, sauté for 2 mintutes, until you get the nice aroma of the ginger and garlic getting cooked in the oil, and then add the green chillies…
…add the curry leaves, coriander leaves, and sauté for a minute. Now add the fried chicken pieces, and sauté for a minute. In a low heat, add the yogurt mixture into the pan, and stir until chicken pieces are coated with the yogurt. Keep stirring, until the yogurt dries up, and there is no water left in the pan. Soon you’ll see the chicken getting crispy, brown, ad getting coated with the dried up yogurt mixture. Drizzle a bit more oil if you like to make it more crispy….and its ready!
Serve hot with rice, and curry. Have it with curd rice, eat it as an appetizer. Or, shred it and put some on a chapatti and make it into a roll, or a wrap!