As am new to blogging and in experimenting stage, I deleted this post which i wrote sometime back and am reposting it again! Sorry to bother you again with this old post!!
I am not an expert in this field..But once in a while I do expect some magic to happen with a new dish I plan to try. The maximum I do to change a recipe from its original form is adjusting the ingredients to my taste n may be adjust the spice levels too. But today I wanted to have a chinese menu. Am a great lover of chinese and thai food and I can eat it at any time of day!! What I had in mind was a chicken stirfry with lots of soy sauce and red chillies . I tried to google it out as usual but then I had to drop off those recipes because atleast 2 to 3 ingredients in those recipes weren't handy. My cousin sis Maria who usually comes to my rescue at these moments was blasting her friday night in some part of bahrain and I had to close out that option too. I tried to get a recipe from my friend Shabna who recently made achicken and soy sauce dish for her hubby on her first engagement anniversary[isnt that sweet?] .But she was busy with some work and I was out of luck again. Then i decided to take a bold step and thought of giving it a try with the few ingredients I had. Strictly speaking this is my second attempt on inventing something in kitchen.The first was an "Indian style Hot Dog olathu" .I will definitely share its recipe some other day. Back to the recipe part. I am not sure of the quantities I used and I wont say it tasted bad :).It sure did ignite my taste buds a bit. And when the chicken was done I felt ok to go ahead with fried rice, for which i got the recipe from here :
[I made a chicken fried rice as I didnt have beef and prawns :D]
Chicken breast cut into thin cubes/strips- half a pound
Dry red wine - 1 tbsp
corn starch- 1 tsp
thick soy sauce- 2tsp
ginger grated- 1tsp
garlic grated - 1/2 tsp
black pepper powder - 1/2 - 1 tsp[ depending on spiciness preferred]
red chillies whole - 7-8 pieces
spiceless chilly powder- 1/2 tsp [ can use red colour a pinch mixed with 2 tsp water and 1/4 tsp corn starch as substitute. I used redchily powder here]
thick soy sauce- 4 tsp
Dry red wine - 1tsp
sugar - 1/2tsp
lime juice - 1/4 tsp
salt- as necessary[soy sauce contains salt]
vegetable oil - 4 tsp
1.Marinate the chicken pieces for half an hour to 1 hour with the marinade mentioned above.
2. Heat oil in a pan and add red chillies..when they start changing colour take them out and add the chicken pieces to the oil...oil will smell slightly of the chillies.. stir fry them for few seconds and remove the chicken from the pan. Add more oil if necessary [abt 1tsp] and saute onion , ginger and garlic. when they turn soft add pepper powder and stir for 30 seconds. Then add the chicken andred chillies kept aside and stir fry for few mintues..add chilly powder/colour and stir for 2 minutes.. then add soy sauce, red wine, sugar,lime juice and stir for 30 seconds..... switch off the stove and garnish with chopped green onions. Serve hot.
Note: I'll be quite happy to hear any suggestions or improvements on this!