Chili Chicken with Mushrooms, Bell peppers & Bamboo Shoots !

Recipe: Shallow fried chicken pieces sauted with veggies and sauce !

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     This is my first Indo-Chinese fusion recipe on this blog. I am not a big fan of Chinese food and hardly prepare or use ingredients like soy sauce or tofu in my regular cooking. Yeah, I know tofu is good for health and is a better substitute for paneer. Well, I don’t use paneer too. If at all you find some recipes on this blog, then you surely can guess I’ve had some guests at home. Last month I had brought a bottle of soy sauce, my second 7 oz bottle in five years..yes, don’t be surprised, it is occasional with mayonnaise as well, used in this quick spinach dip.
     Coming back to the recipe, I’ve made these after many many months. I’ve use lot of veggies to go along the chili chicken and tastes better if you have raw sliced cabbage on the side. I didn’t have any, so you will find some lettuce !

2 cups chicken, cubed
2 tbsp flour
4 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp turmeric
oil for shallow fry (3 – 5 tbsp)

1 tbsp oil
1 cup bamboo shoots, canned
1 cup red bell peppers, sliced
1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced
1/2 onion, sliced
1/2 tsp chili powder or according to taste
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tbsp soy sauce
salt to taste
chili sauce (optional)
1/2 cup lettuce/cabbage for garnish

Preparation Method:
1. Drain any excess water after washing the chicken and then combine all the ingredients mentioned in list 1) except oil.
2. In a pan, heat oil and shallow fry the chicken pieces in two batches. Keep the chicken cubes separated and fry them till they are cooked, do not brown. Remove on a paper towel to remove any excess oil.
3. In the same pan, heat about 1 tbsp of oil. Add the onions and fry till they turn translucent. Add ginger garlic paste, sauté.
4. Add the bamboo shoots and sauté. Then add mushrooms, red bell peppers, soy sauce, chili powder, salt and give a stir.
5. Add the cooked, shallow fried chicken pieces and stir on high heat for few minutes.
6. Serve on a bed of sliced cabbage or lettuce !! A perfect appetizer for your guests !!!

Preparation Time: 30 – 40 mins
Serves: 4


tasteofbeirut said...

I am like you when it comes to Chinese food! I like what you did today and will surely remember it next time I am pressed for time and need a chicken dish in a hurry

Nithu Bala said...

Dear SE, you have one award waiting at my blog..please do collect it..Congrats and my wishes for you to get many more awards :-)

FH said...

yum yum yum!! Love chilli chicken, looks delicious with salad. Good one.

PJ said...

chilli chicken looks delicious! lovely clicks. I hardly cooking with paneer/tofu too, only when guests are coming over.

Tina said...

I luv chilly chicken..This looks simply fabulous and delicious.....

Vrinda said...

Liked ur version of chilli chicken,looks tempting with nice decor

Deepa G Joshi said...

hey nice recipe and great clicks..nice presentation too..will try using paneer :)

Namitha said...

This would be a perfect party starter..nice clicks too ,Sharada !

Sushma Mallya said...

Thats a perfect indo-chinese dish,just loved it...

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear SE
How are you?
I am starting blog reading today. Oh My God!!! SO mant good recipeies have come up! No chance of cooking until I discover a place to buy
This recipe is really great! Must try when I get bakc home soon.
Have a nice day

SE said...

thanks everyone for your wonderful comments !!
@nithu...thanks for the award
@PJ..same with me..very very rare in using paneer/soy/tofu !!
@vrinda, tina, asha, namith,joumana..thank you gals..
@deepa..yes try with paneer to make a paneer chili, should be tasty !!
@Sushma..thank you so much..i consider you as an expert in indo -chinese recpice !!
@Ushnishda..have a great time !!

Cham said...

We love chinese food and chili chick is perfect appetizer!

Sunitha said...

Lovely.. looks great!

San!!! said...

Chilli chicken is making me drool,nice presentation dear.Lately started eating chicken atleast once in a week,dunno where itz gonna end up with :D Lovely preparation.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Slurrp slurrp am drooling now!!! I am so tempted looking at the pic I wish I could have some... I am looking for a fork now!!!

Perspectivemedley said...

Heey lovely!.. looks very tempting!! and excellent pic!!!:).. I love the combo!!

Priya Suresh said...

Love anything as chinese, this chilli chicken looks really delicious and tempting..yummmm!!

Siddhi Shirsat said...

wow chilli chicken with veges luks soooo tempting, loved the way u used veges...very tempting pics

Reeni said...

This looks like a dish I would definitely love! What a great fusion!

Ed Schenk said...

Nice photo. This looks like a great recipe. I am going to try it!

ruchikacooks said...

I love chinese food and this looks good to try for a weekend dinner. Yummy.

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Dish looks so colorful and yummy...

Kanchan said...

Wow !!!! Yummy totally !!

Going to Moms place over the weekend so this is sure a try there now :)
Thank u !

Hayley said...

Dish looks very colourful..nice click..

Sarah Naveen said...

That looks absolutely mouthwatering dear!!!!
I m yet to try somthing with bambo shoots..Nice recipe..

shahana said...

Im a big chinese food fan.this is really tempting me!!

AdukalaVishesham said...

love chinese food... especially indo-chinese one... and this looks perfect... a definite crowd pleaser..

Joanne said...

I'm kind of weird about Chinese food. I hate take-out but I actually really like it made at home. I do go through soy sauce like it's water though. I love the salt!

This looks delicious.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hey SE,
Chilli chicken looks very tempting and nice decoration also.

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Pretty Zesty said...

great combination!!

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