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GINGER CHICKEN

November 8, 2010 4:31 pm 3 comments
Ginger Chicken

Ginger Chicken

Ginger Chicken fry, as the name says so is a delicious chicken dry fry dish that is healthy, aromatic and flavorful. Normally this dish is prepared in most of the Chinese food stalls and in few restaurants or dhabas where you find that the Ginger chicken fry is a little sweetish to taste.

Here we would actual learn the Indianized way of making the Ginger chicken fry which is spicy and delicious to taste. This delicious Ginger Chicken fry recipe is made combining the flavors of sliced ginger, ginger and garlic paste, green chillies, curry leaves, onions and black pepper to create an amazingly coating to the chicken pieces. It can be simply eaten or served with rice. Here freshly ground black pepper is used to give an additional kick and spicy flavor to the dish.

Ginger is native to India and China. It takes its name from the Sanskrit word stringa-vera, which means “with a body like a horn”, as in antlers. Ginger has been important in Chinese medicine for many centuries, and is mentioned in the writings of Confucius. It is also named in the Koran, the sacred book of the Moslems, indicating it was known in Arab countries as far back as 650 A.D. It was one of the earliest spices known in Western Europe, used since the ninth century. It became so popular in Europe that it was included in every table setting, like salt and pepper.

Although often called “ginger root” it is actually a rhizome. It is available in various forms, the most common of which are Whole raw roots, fresh roots, dried roots, powdered ginger, preserved or stem ginger and pickled ginger. Ginger is almost always used fresh, minced, crushed or sliced. Fresh ginger can be stored for few days in the refrigerator. Fresh ginger is essential to Asian and oriental cookery. It is used in pickles, chutneys and curry pastes and the ground dried root is a constituent of many curry powders. Tender young ginger can be sliced and eaten as a salad. In west countries, dried ginger is mainly used in cakes and biscuits especially ginger snaps and gingerbread. Ginger is also used in puddings, jams, preserves and in some drinks like ginger beer, ginger wine and tea.

For preparing the Ginger Chicken fry, Take curry leaves, onion, green chillis make a paste in a blender. Add soya sauce, vinegar, corn flour and salt to the chicken pieces and mix well. Keep it a side for 20 min. Take a pan (which has a wide area) add oil, add the marinated chicken pieces, fry the chicken till they become golden brown add chopped ginger slices, ginger garlic paste, mix well, now add the onion-green chilli paste and mix well. Cook for 5 minutes till the onion paste gets nicely coated to the chicken pieces add little salt if required, now add freshly ground pepper powder, and finally add coriander leaves and lime juice. The Ginger chicken fry is aromatic, pungent and spicy and especially the ginger adds a flavor and zest to the stir fry dish.

Usually in restaurants in the last they add the chilli sauce this usually make it slightly little sweet. Try this recipe and you will surely find the difference. Serve this ginger chicken along with fried rice or roti to make a healthy and delicious meal.

The Ginger Chicken fry is super delicious and even if eaten a little extra not to worry because Ginger is most commonly known for its effectiveness as digestive aid. So it helps relieve indigestion, gas pains, diarrhea and stomach cramping. Ginger’s therapeutic properties also effectively stimulate circulation of the blood, removing toxins from the body, cleansing the bowels and kidneys, and nourishing the skin.

Recipe: Ginger chicken

Summary: a very popular chicken preparation with oriental influence

Ingredients

  • chicken – 1 – number
  • chillis green – 3 – number
  • coriander leaves – 1 – bunch
  • corn flour – 1 – tbsp
  • curry leaves – 0
  • ginger – grams – 100
  • onion – 1 – number
  • pepper – 1 – tsp
  • salt – 0 – as per taste
  • soya sauce – 1 – tbsp
  • vinegar – 1 – tbsp

Instructions

  1. Take curry leaves,onion,green chillis make a paste in a blender.
  2. Now take chicken add soya sauce,vinegar,corn flour,salt mix well and keep it a side for 20 min.
  3. Take a pan add oil, add the marniated chicken pieces, fry the chicken till they become goldern brown add ginger chopped,ginger garlic paste, mix well,now add the onion paste mix well cook for 5 min till it stick to chiken add little salt if required, now add pepper powder, finely add coriander leaves.

Cooking time (duration): 25

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: lunch

My rating: 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)


Do try this dish and have a healthy stomach. Happy cooking! View the making of Ginger chicken fry at: http://www.vahrehvah.com/ginger+chicken:4116

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