Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Chicken Chowmein

This is Indian style Chicken Chowmein  :-) Yes,it is not the typical chowmein which we get in Chinese restaurants.This is our favourite version of chowmein which is full of veggies and the chicken is dry and spicy.So if you have never had this Indianised chowmein then please give it a try and you will realize :-)

Ingredients -
boneless chicken (350gm)
veggies - capsicum,beans,carrot
turmeric powder
green chillies
onion (2 medium)
ginger (1 medium piece)
garlic (3-4 cloves)
sauces - tomato,soya,chilly
tomato (1 medium)
ginger-garlic paste
curd/lemon juice

Method -
First prepare the chicken separately.
Chicken preparation -
wash the chicken and marinate it with the following for atleast 5-6 hours -salt,turmeric powder,ginger-garlic paste,curd/lemon juice,green chilly paste.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
Chop one onion and add it to the pan.
Once onion sautes add the chopped tomato to it.
Add salt as per taste as salt is already added to the chicken.
Now add the marinated chicken pieces and cover and cook.
Let it cook for about 15-20 min and it should be done.(Since it is boneless chicken it doesn't take much time)
With this the chicken is ready.Keep it aside.

Now chowmein preparation -
The technique to cook the chow without getting it sticky is that -first heat water in a pot.Get the water to a boil.
Now dip the chow in the boiling water for about 2 mniutes.
After 2 min, drain the water and put the chow under cold water.Cold water ensures that the chow will remain free and will not stick.
Once the chow is ready keep it aside and start preparing the veggies.
Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
Add the chopped onion,ginger,garlic to it.
Once it sautes add the chopped green chillies, tomato and salt.
Now add all the veggies finely chopped.
Add salt, turmeric powder and cover and cook till the veggies get soft.
Once the veggies are cooked add the cooked chow to this.
Gently toss the chow with the veggies.This should be done carefully so that you don't break the chow.
Now add the tomato,soya and chilly sauce and toss again.
Cover and cook it for another 5-10 min.
Chicken chowmein is ready to serve :-)

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