Sweet and sour chicken recipe from the Chinese kitchens,is usually made with pineapple
or orange.This time i tried it with cherry tomatoes and the taste was equal in comparison
to the recipe made with pineapple or orange.
Boneless chicken is best suited for this dish. You could use battered fried chicken/boiled
chicken/fried chicken/momos …..The battered ones, top the list of preferances.!
So,let’s get into the recipe!
For the batter
1 tsp chilli powder
1/4 tsp.baking powder
3-4 tblsp flour.
salt to taste.
Oil for frying.
Separate the yolks from the whites.
Beat the whites till stiff,and add in the rest of the ingredients gradually.Dip the chicken
pieces and deep fry in oil till golden brown,and set aside till you prepare the sauce.
To marinade the chicken
200 gm boneless chicken
1 tsp.chilli powder or pepper powder
Marinade till you prepare the coating.
For the sauce
1 onion sliced
1-2 green chillies /capsicum sliced
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
2 tsp.ginger galic paste
1 -2 tsp.red chilli powder or chilli paste
1/4 tsp.pepper powder
1/8 th cup white vinegar or any vinegar
1 tblsp.honey or sugar
1/4 teacup tomato sauce
1 tblsp.cornflour mixed in 1 cup water(you could add more according to the amount of
sauce you require)
few chives chopped to garnish
salt to taste.
Take 2-3 tblsp.of oil (from the oil you fried the chicken).Add the onions and saute with the
rest of the ingredients except the cornflour mixture.
After 5 minutes of cooking add the cornflour- water mixture.(it will turn thick quickly).
Cook till thick and glossy. Remove from fire.Drop in the fried chicken and chives.Mix well.
Serve with fried rice,egg rice, noodles .
Note: The same recipe can be made with 1/2 cup pineapple pieces or 1/2 cup orange juice.
Your favourite vegetables or other seafood can be made in the same way.
Meat balls or vegetarian balls (koftas) also will taste good.