Glazed chicken with Basil

Glazed chicken with Basil

Glazed Chicken with Basil was my experiment in the kitchen which came out delicious and a great success with my fussy kids. The inspiration for this dish was the wonderful fresh Basil that was growing in my herb garden and I wanted to make a dish that I could make use of it. During my trip to Changmai in Thailand, I had once eaten deep fried fish that had basil leaves in it and I decided to try use the same style. Came out lip smacking delicious …. Happy Cooking. Hope you enjoy it too :)  Kamakshi
Fresh Basil in my herb garden

Prep Time : 20 Mins                       Cook time : 30 mins
Serves : 4

INGREDIENTS:

  • 500 gms Boneless chicken, cut into strips
For the marination :
  • 7-8 Basil leaves, sliced into strips
  • 2 Green Chillies, sliced into strips
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 3 Tbsp Corn Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp Aginotmoto
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup oil for deep frying the chicken pieces
  • 7-8 Basil leaves to deep fry
For the glaze sauce :
  • 3 tbsp Cooking oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper powder
  • 2 Green Chillies , sliced
  • 1 tbsp ginger and garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp Red Chilli Paste/ Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tsp soya sauce
  • 1/2 tsp Aginomoto
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt as per taste

METHOD

  • In a mixing bowl add the chicken pieces and all the ingredient for the marination and keep it aside for 20 mins.

Marinating the chicken

  • Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the chicken pieces along with whole basil leaves on medium heat for 5-6 mins.

Frying the Chicken pieces

  • Fry the chicken pieces in batches to ensure that they are well cooked and drain it on a paper towel to remove any excess oil.

Fried Chicken pieces

  • For the glaze : Heat the oil in a pan , add the cumin seeds and ginger and garlic paste  and green chillies and stir fry for about a minute. Then add in all the other ingredients for the sauce. Cook for 2 mins , till all the ingredients are nicely mixed.
  • Next add in the fried chicken pieces and basil leaves and toss it well in the sauce. Transfer to a dish and serve. Enjoy :) !

Chicken glazed with the sauce

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Masala Fish ~ From Grandma’s Kitchen

Masala Fish, just the way my Grand Mom makes. Excellent with plain rice . Enjoy :)

Prep Time : 15 mins                                          Cook Time : 30 mins
Serves : 4 

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Kg Fish Fillet
  • 2 tsp Lime juice
  • 6  Whole Dry Red Chillies
  • 4 Bay Leaves
  • 5 Medium Tomatoes , chopped
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 2 Medium Onions, 5 cloves of garlic, 1″ Ginger – Made into a paste
  • 5 tbsp Oil
  • Salt as per taste

METHOD 

  1. Wash and clean the fish fillet and marinate it with turmeric, salt and lime juice and keep it aside for 10-15 mins.
  2. In a non-stick pan, take 2 tbsp of oil and shallow fry the fish on both side on medium heat and keep aside.
  3. In the same pan, heat 3-4 tbsp of oil and add the whole red chillies and bay leaves. Saute for a minute and add the chopped tomatoes. Cook till the tomatoes become tender.
  4. Add the turmeric, salt and chilli powder. Add the onion,ginger and garlic paste and mix well. Cook for 10-15 mins till the masala is well done and the oil starts leaving from the masala.
  5. Add 1/2 cup of water and let it boil.  Then add the fish fillet to the masala and cook for 5-10 mins till the fish gets nicely cooked and soaked into the masala and the oil separates from the masala.
  6. Serve with rice.
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