Chicken Classic

An Indian taste with a touch of Far-East cuisine.

Recipe by Syed A. Hafeez of

A delicious and well decorated classic dish, which will add the beauty to dinning table, particularly when entertaining the guests.

Ingredients non vegetarian 6 servings

  • 1 kg Chicken, boneless, skinless thighs
  • 2 tbsps. Vinegar
  • 2 tbsps. Soy Sauce
  • 6 tbsps. Corn Flour
  • 1 no. Egg
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • ¾ tsp Mustard seeds (yellow), powdered
  • Salt to taste
  • 6 leaves Curry Leaf
  • 1 tbsp Garlic
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 2 tsps. Red Chilies, paste
  • 500 gms. Tomato, diced
  • 400 gms. Tomato Sauce
  • 2 tbsps. Ginger, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsps. Vegetable Oil
  • 250 gms. Peas

For Garnishing : 3-4 nos Curry leaves (intact with stalk) 2 nos Green Chillies (cut lengthwise) 1 Lemon (cut into wedges) Ginger, julienned Coriander leaves (chopped)


  1. Wash, clean and cut the chicken into medium size pieces. Mix it with the vinegar, soy sauce, corn flour, egg, black pepper, salt and mustard powder. Marinate for two hours.
  2. Deep fry the marinated chicken pieces taking care not to stick each other and keep aside.
  3. In a sauce pan heat oil, add curry leaves and ginger-garlic paste and fry till light brown.
  4. Now add red chilli paste and tomatoes, when cooked add the tomato sauce, chopped ginger and fried chicken pieces.
  5. Mix well, cover the pan and cook for 15 minutes on very low flame.
  6. Meanwhile, heat 1 tsp oil in a frying pan and lightly fry the green peas, sprinkle a pinch of salt and keep aside.
  7. Now dish out the chicken in a shallow bowl. place the green peas all around the chicken (should not be over the chicken).
  8. Garnish with curry leaves at one corner, green chillies at another and lemon wedges at third corner.
  9. Sprinkle julienned ginger followed by chopped coriander leaves over the centre part of the chicken.
  10. Serve hot.



can u post a pic too so we can see how it looks....thank you

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