I miss the Indianized Chinese I ate from the redis/carts by the Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad and Marine Drive in Mumbai.Every time the craving for Indanized chinese took over me,I prepared something at home but always missed not eating out.Recently a friend recommended I try Chinese Mirch on Lexington avenue ,NY and now in Stamford CT & Chilli Chicken in Stamford CT. These places have quite satisfied the craving for the typical Indianized Chinese,with tiny green chilli's dipped in vinegar served on the side along with red hot chilli sauce.I love Schezwan fried rice at Chinese Mirch and their fried okra's which are served in the most impressive manner. I think this is the closest I can get to the redi wala chinese back home. Highly recommend chinese Mirch to everyone who craves Indian chinese .Meanwhile for those of you who are reading this and drooling :) here is the recipe for Chilli Chicken and veg fried rice.
Tomato Ketchup: 10 tbsp
Ginger grated: 2 tbsp
Garlic chopped very fine:1 tbsp
salt : 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder: 1/4 tsp
Garam masala : 1/4 tsp
White pepper powder: 1/4 tsp
Green Capsicum: 1
Sesame Oil: 3 tbsp
Cut the chicken to bite size pieces . Take a big bowl and along with the pieces of chicken add salt,garam masala,tomato ketchup,ginger& garlic,chilli powder. Mix it well and leave it to marinate for 4-5 hours.
Take a big wok/Kadai, 3 tbsp oil and when hot add the marinated chicken,and cook till chicken is done-about 5-7 minutes. The bite sizes pieces will quickly change color from pink to white on the inside and then you know the chicken is cooked. Now chop the capsicum into 1 inch pieces and the green chilli also. Add this to the chicken and cook for 2-4 minutes.You don't want the capsicum to overcook.It should stay green and crunchy. Serve it on a bed of lettuce !
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