Dec 26, 2010

Spicy Ginger Chicken

Have been very busy lately with lots of things. But even amidst all this hungama our tongues and tummies crave for real good food. Thought i should try something on my own. Probably simple and easy to make, especially something that will not need any pampering during the making.

There was a lot of ginger lying in the fridge, dint know what to do so decided this recipe. I did not have time that day to sit down and search for recipes so just pulled a few things from here and there and brought them all together to bring out this yummy recipe. Never imagined it would turn out that good. My hubby loved it so much that i made it again in just a couple of days :) .... now that really meant appreciation

Serves... 2 ppl 
Serve option... Warm

This is what u'll need....

Ginger grated 1/4 cup
Chicken small pieces 1/4 cup
Oil 3 tbspn
Onion 1 small
Chilli powder 1/2 tspn
Jeera/Cumin seeds  1/4 tspn
Garam masala 1/4 tspn
Coriander powder 1/4 tspn
Salt to taste
Here is the stir....
  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds
  • As they start spluttering, add the onion and little salt. Fry till the oil is slightly translucent
  • Toss in grated ginger and fry it on medium heat for 15-20 minutes until the raw smell of ginger is no more. Taste it instead of smelling it to check if ginger is done. Might take some more time too
  • Add chicken pieces, chilli powder, coriander powder, remainning salt and fry for another 5 minutes with lid on
  • Add a little water and put the lid back on. Let it cook for another 15-20 mins. No need to keep stirring. Just check once in a while and give a quick stir
  • Remove from fire when chicken is good and oil starts to ooze out.
  • This serves as a good appetizer or even a side with hot rice or roti
Here is the stir....
  • Fry ginger till the raw smell goes off. Else once the chicken is in it will take a long long time to take off the ginger smell
  • Adjust spice levels as per taste
  • Add little water and cook. If you feel it is getting too dry in between add a little more. Do not add too much at any time
  • Garnish with coriander leaves (dint have any that day :) )


  1. Rahul2/2/11

    We made ginger chicken for a get-together and it was too good. All my friends loved it. everybody dived in for more and more. keep it up. very nice blog.

  2. Thanks Rahul for your comment. Good to know that everyone liked it. Do stop by on my blog whenever you get time


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