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dry chili chicken



Dry Chili Chicken is a fiery Indo-Chinese dish that is extremely popular across India. This crispy, crunchy and spicy delicacy can be enjoyed as a starter or side dish. The chicken is marinated, deep-fried and then tossed in a delicious blend of Asian sauces and tons of chilli. The perfect combination of heat from the red chillies and the crunch from the deep-fried chicken makes it a favorite among spice lovers. This dish is often served with a side of fried rice or noodles.

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chicken, boneless and cut into pieces


Salt as per taste




2 tablespoons


1/2 cup

purpose flour

Oil for deep frying

sesame oil

2 tablespoons

minced garlic

2 tablespoons

finely chopped ginger

2 tablespoons

green chillies, chopped


medium onions, finely chopped


red bell pepper, finely chopped


soy sauce

2 tablespoons

green chilli sauce

2 tablespoons

red chilli sauce

1 tablespoon


1 tablespoon

black pepper powder.

1/2 teaspoon



Step 1:

Marinate the chicken pieces with salt, egg, cornflour and all-purpose flour. Keep it aside for 15-20 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the chicken pieces until they turn golden brown. Remove and keep aside.

Step 3:

Heat sesame oil in another pan. Add garlic, ginger and green chillies. Sauté until they turn light brown.

Step 4:

Add the finely chopped onions and sauté until translucent.

Step 5:

Now, add the red bell pepper and sauté for another 2-3 minutes.

Step 6:

Add the soy sauce, green chilli sauce, red chilli sauce, vinegar, and black pepper powder to the pan and mix well.

Step 7:

Finally, add in the fried chicken pieces. Mix well so that all the pieces are coated nicely with the sauce.

Step 8:

Cook on high heat for another 2 minutes.

Step 9:

Serve hot with fried rice or noodles.

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