Friday, November 8, 2013

Chicken Chilly in Andhra Style / Chicken in green chile pepper

Chilly chicken in Andhra style is very  very hot/spicy.I love spicy food and this one is a favorite. I don't know of other restaurants but Nandini in Indiranagar(Bangalore) serves this dish. We would always order chilly chicken with half meal's at Nandini.

My Ingredients :

Chicken  :1 Kg.
Green chillies :  10-12. ( Very hot)
Green chile peppers :   5-10 . (large, mild chiles referred as Anaheim pepper or New mexican green chillies)
Ginger paste  : 1tsp.
Garlic  paste  : 1tsp.
Onions          : 3 Medium sized. ( 1 onion for grinding, and 2 onion to be finely chopped).
Pepper powder : 1tsp.
Lemon juice      : 2tbsp ( 1/2 lemon juice).
Cloves              : 5.
Cummin  Seeds :  1/2 tsp.
Cinnamon         :   1 inch stick.
Curry leaves     : 2 strings.

  • Marinate chicken with 3 tsp of salt  for 1/2 hour. 
  • Grind 1 onion, greenchilles, ginger and garlic paste into smooth paste.
  • Pod cloves,cinnamon and cummin seeds  into coarse powder.
  • Heat  3 -4 tbsp of oil in wok, add finely chopped onion and saute it till the onion turns light brown. Now add  wet masala ( mixture of onions, chillies, ginger and garlic) and curry leaves . Saute for a minute. 
  • Add marinated chicken 2 cups of boiling water. To this add coarse powder of cloves, cumin seeds, cinnamon and  slits of Green chile peppers, adjust for salt. 
  • Simmer it by putting on lid let the chicken cook and the gravy gets condensed. Now squeeze half lemon juice, add pepper powder and  leave it on stove for another 5 minute. Chilly chicken is ready to be served with lemons.

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