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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Chicken Chili

Everytime I think of this dish it reminds me of my newly wedding times... AG always used to bore me on the phone (before our marriage) how much he loves chicken chili. I had decided that soon after my marriage I will cook this dish for him and impress him...

So one day I was all by myself and decided that I should cook the full blown dinner and call over my sistern in law (AG's sister) and her husband, including my brother in law (AG's older brother) and his wife (just so you guys know... my in-laws were out of country at that time)... So I called in everyone and told them to come over for dinner that day as I making something special!!! Everyone was excited and so was I, because I was about to impress every single one of my in-laws... I went ahead and started making this dish...


  1. 2 lbs boneless chicken, cut in cubes
  2. 2 onions, cut in big slices
  3. 2 green bell peppers (capsicum), cut in cubes
  4. 1 tbsp red chili powder, 1 tbsp dhaniya powder, 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste, tumeric powder (a pinch), salt to taste, lime juice 5 drops.
  5. 3 tbsp soy sauce
  6. Oil for deep frying
  7. 3 tbsp cooking oil
  1. Mix in #1 and #4 listed above and marinate for about half hour
  2. Deep fry marinated chicken and keep it aside
  3. In a big pan, heat 3 tbsp cooking oil
  4. Add in onions and let it fry for about 5-6 minutes
  5. Add in bell peppers and fried chicken, cook for about 5-6 minutes
  6. Add in soy sauce and let it cook for about 3 minutes
  7. Serve hot with rotis or plain rice

So here I was all proud of myself and served the food with very Indian style and was waiting and ready for all the praises that I was about to get from them (you guys know what I am talking about)... AG opens the bowl and goes... "This is not Chicken Chili.. you don't know how to make this dish" and interestingly enough everyone else agreed with him too... They said chicken chili is very different from what you made... anyways everyone ate it and liked it too but they were comparing it to their Indian Styled Chicken Chili it wasn't the same... Later on I found out what exactly they were talking about and this is how you make Indian Styled Chicken Chili...


  1. 1 lbs boneless chicken, cut in cubes
  2. 1 medium ginger, cut in strips
  3. 5 green chilis, cut in halves
  4. 3 tbsp soy sauce
  5. 1 tbsp cooking oil
  6. Salt to taste
  1. Heat oil in a pan
  2. Add in chicken, ginger, chilis, soy sauce and salt
  3. Let it cook for about 7-8 minutes, stiring after every minute or so
  4. Serve hot with rotis, plain rice, or eat it as it is....

So now everytime I make chicken chili, I end up making both of them as JK likes the capsicum one and AG likes the ginger one...

But like I said before, I ended up making a fool out of myself infront of my in-laws and you know how it is the first impression is the last - so now everytime I say I know how to make something, I don't forget to ask as to how they make it... :)

2 Zayekedar Views!!!:

Great post!! Love chilli chicken..It was fun reading your story..I personally like the first version ;)

thanks for reading the story Yummy Team... I like the first one as well :)

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