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Ginger Chicken Fry



This recipe is for those who love gingery aroma. I love the flavor of fried or roasted ginger which enhances the taste of chicken. This is not the Thai version but a Kerala style chicken fry and is inspired by the chilly ginger chicken fry or perattu popular in my native place.I just tried different version by adding lots of ginger. It tasted delicious as a side dish for rice.

Ingredients
Chicken boneless- 1 lb
Chilly powder- 1 1/2 tsp
( add according to your taste)
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Garam Masala/meat masala- 3/4 tsp
Ginger finely chopped- 3-4 tsp
Thinly sliced shallots- 2-3
Mint leaves - a few
Curry leaves
fennel seeds- a pinch
mustard seeds
oil-2 tsp
salt to taste


Cut chicken into small pieces and marinate with chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder,garam masala and salt and keep aside for half an hour.Pour one tsp of oil in a pan and add curry leaves and mint and then the chicken.  Close the lid and cook in a low flames. The chicken will shed its own water and cook. Stir occasionally till completely cooked. ( If the chicken gets dry you can sprinkle a few drops of water.
Heat a little oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and fennel seeds. Next add ginger and shallots fry till golden brown and mix this with the cooked chicken. Stir fry for two more minute till all the masala gets well coated.


Ginger Prawns fry

I tried the same recipe with prawns.  But here the cooking time is less and you need not precook the prawns. You can add marinated prawns to the ginger mixture and fry.



Try this...

Hope you will all enjoy..

Comments

  1. Looks fabulous & absolutely delicious!

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  2. Wow ...drooling here ..both chicken n prawn looks mouth watering ..yum

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  3. I would love to try a veg version, love the ginger flavour.


    FOODELICIOUS

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  4. Woooow, Love prwns..Awesome,..Will try this recipe and post soon in my blog..Prawns r my fav...

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  5. Both looks great my heart belongs to prawns :)

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  6. drooling here...lovely chicken.u have an award waiting in my blog...plz collect it

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  7. Both Chicken as well as prawn preperation looks awesome.
    Have a great weekend.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  8. These absolutely makes one drool :)

    Cheers,
    Reshmi

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  9. Mouthwatering....

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  10. both ginger chicken and prawn looks good..i like the bite of ginger in any dish...

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  11. Adipoli ginger chicken and prawn fry.

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  12. Omg, suja u r making me hungry dear, both chicken and prawn fry makes me drool..

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  13. Lovely! Both the dishes look terrific

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  14. Adipoli suja...sherikum athu kandittu kothiyavunu!

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  15. OMG u r making me hungry again.....love both the prawns and chicken....

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  16. Both the dishes look awesome..have a great weekend dear :)

    US Masala

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  17. Both are great.. thy have nice color and killer looks..

    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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  18. Its early mrg and u r making me crave for chicken now..looks delicious

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  19. delicious chicken fry
    prawns look lovely

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  20. Enikishtamannu ginger chicken..Both the dishes look awesome! Great clicks!

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  21. Looks delicious ! The Prawns are my fav ..... luv the clicks !!

    Cheers,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  22. Don't tempt me like this!!! Sugathanji ur door no please...knock...knock...

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  23. Both dishes make me salivate dear! Am gonna grab the chicken first! :D

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  24. Adipoli color tto. ente draftil oru ginger chicken und, but totally different prep anu tto..Ethu kidu...

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  25. the rich color and texture is making me hungry

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  26. Superb dishes both look delicious and what color.

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  27. Wooow, Wanna to try at once.....very inviting colour & click

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  28. both the recipes look fab:, suja...the clicks are exceptional!:)

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  29. Nice simple recipe,thanks
    Cheers

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