March 06, 2008
Indo Chinese cuisine is the adaptation of Chinese seasoning with Indian style of cooking to suit Indian tastes. The cuisine originated from the small Chinese community that lived in Kolkata for over a century. Most of these people are of Cantonese origin; however, the dishes of modern Indian Chinese cuisine, such as Chicken Manchurian, bear little resemblance to traditional Chinese cuisine.
Most of these immigrants were Cantonese and Hakka. China town in India still boasts a number of Chinese restaurants specializing in Hakka cuisine and Indo Chinese variants. Soups like Manchow soup and sweet corn soup, again available in vegetarian and meat form, are commonly available, as are starters such as chicken lollipops, spring rolls and wontons.
Staple base options for an Indian Chinese meal include chicken, shrimp or vegetable variants of Hakka or Szechwan/Sichuan noodles, popularly referred to as chow mein; and regular or Fried Noodles, Szechwan/Sichuan fried rice. Chicken Manchurian, American chop suey and sweet and sour dishes can be found at many restaurants.
Continuing my quest in inspiring you all in cooking Indo-Chinese Recipes, below listed are some of my and hopefully your favourite Indo-Chinese Non-Vegetarian recipes:
Chilli chicken is the most popular dish that comes to mind when thinking about all the Chinese food that has been adapted in India. It goes great with fried rice or chowmein noodles. The Chilli Chicken is a dish made of chunks of boneless chicken mixed with dry red chillies, finely chopped ginger and garlic, onions and other Indo Chinese spices to make a spicy Indian flare dish along with the distinct traditional Chinese flavors. Indo Chinese means Indian style Chinese cooking, takes popular Chinese dishes and adds simple Indian ingredients to it and makes it tasty as per our palate.
Chilli Crab with Sauce
Chilli crab with sauce is an Indo-Chinese dish. I am basically trying to show this recipe so that you can easily prepare them at home. Chilli crab sauce is usually crab cooked in a semi thick flavored chilli based sauce.
Chicken stock is used in many Indo-Chinese dishes and also for many continental dishes to suit Oriental taste. It is an excellent broth/ stock/ liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered and cooked for few hours until done. This stock is generally used as base for most soups and gravies. To be used in many Indo Chinese Dishes and many sauces for oriental taste.
Chicken Fried Rice
Chicken fried rice is a very popular Chinese rice based dish. Here is another version of the Chicken fried rice in Chinese style. The Chicken fried rice is one of the signature dishes of Indo Chinese cuisine street food stalls and a popular and delicious dish liked by most of the kids. This is one of the great recipes that can also be prepared with the leftover white rice or with freshly made rice.
Kung Pao Chicken
Kung Pao Chicken is one of the tastiest chicken dishes having a nice spicy and tangy flavor. The chicken tastes tender and smooth, while the vegetables like the chestnuts, bell peppers, mushrooms, carrots, onion cubes and spring onions are crisp and refreshing.
Chicken Chow Mein
Chow mein is typically a Chinese food that contains fried noodles. Traditionally, Chow mein often contains stir-fried vegetables and sometimes meat along with the noodles flavoured with soy sauce or some other flavouring is added. Generally before preparing the chow mein, the meat is also marinated in soy sauce, pepper and little salt which gives a nice flavouring and keeps the meat tender and juicy. Those who like more authentic flavours into the chow mein, can also add in some fish sauce and oyster sauce.
Chicken lollipops are an Indo Chinese dish and very popular delicious appetizers for the kids. Kids love to have chicken lollipops. It’s actually all time favorite of everyone. Chicken lollipop is made from the middle (sometimes inner) segments of Chicken wings. The middle segment has one of the two bones removed and the flesh on the segment is pushed to one end of the bone and deep fried with spices.
Egg Drop Soup
Tomato Egg Drop Soup/ Egg drop soup is a Chinese soup of wispy beaten eggs in boiled chicken broth. Condiments such as black pepper or white pepper, and finely chopped scallions and tofu are also commonly added.
Asian Noodles with Chicken and Shrimp
Asian noodles with chicken and shrimp or Malaysian style Chicken shrimp noodles are a very popular dish among the Indians living in Malaysia. Made with noodles stir fried in a array of exotic veggies, prawns, chicken with a mix of flavourful slurry made with oyster sauce, chilli sauce, tomato ketchup, rice vinegar and dark soya sauce.
General Tso’s Chicken
Tso's Chicken is an awesome dish made with succulent pieces of chicken battered and deep fry until golden brown, tempered and cooked in a nice smooth sweet and sour sauce. General Tso's Chicken is served in many Chinese restaurants in US.
This dish has its origins in Hyderabad, India. Chicken Majestic is a dry chicken dish marinated with Indian spices, onions and capsicum. It is normally taken as a starter.
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