SINO-INDIAN FOOD SYNERGY

Presently the realationship between Communist China and Democratic India is in a critical stage.It has worsened specially during Covid-19 Pandemic.But Historically two Asian Giants had a age old relationship from the travelling to India by Fa-Hien(AD 399-413) and Xuanzang(AD 602-664).The results for such age old relationships. Here are some age old recipe before you influenced by both the cultures

CHICKEN MANCHURIAN

A party appetizer that is loved by all at my home. After a couple of trials, I have settled with this recipe. The secret to a flavorful Chicken Manchurian is the use of chicken stock. Marinated boneless chicken is deep fried and the golden balls are tossed with a cornflour based ginger-garlic concoction and garnished with a generous amount of spring onion greens. Serve hot to savor the true flavor of this Indo Chinese starter.

Chicken Manchurian

Chicken Manchurian Recipe

Marination: 1 hr, Prep & Cooking: 45 mts

Serves: 5 persons

Cuisine: Indo-Chinese

.Ingredients:

1/4 kg boneless chicken, cut into fine pieces

6-7 tbsps spring onion whites

3-4 tbsps spring onion greens

1/2 tbsp chopped garlic

1/2 tbsp chopped ginger

2 tsps soya sauce

1 tbsp chilli sauce

2 tsps vinegar

1 tbsp corn flour + 5 tbsps chicken stock or water

1/2 tsp brown sugar

2 tbsps tomato sauce

1/2 tsp red chilli pwd (preferably Kashmiri)

salt to taste

1 1/2 tbsps sesame oil

oil for deep frying

For marinade: (marinate chicken with below ingredients for at least 15 mts or 1 hr)

1/4 tsp pepper pwd

1 egg white

salt to taste

1 1/2 tsps ginger-garlic-green chilli paste

1/2 tsp soy sauce

1 tbsp maida/all purpose flour

2-3 tbsps corn flour

1-2 tbsps of water, if required

1 Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel, make small balls of the marinated chicken and carefully drop into the hot oil. Cook on low medium flame and towards the end of the cooking process increase flame to high and deep fry to a golden brown shade. Drain with a slotted spoon and place on absorbent paper. Keep aside.
2 Heat a heavy bottomed vessel, add oil, add the chopped garlic and saute on high flame for about 30 secs. Add the chopped ginger and green chillis and saute for a few more secs. Add the spring onion whites and saute for 3 mts on high flame.
3 Reduce to medium heat and add the brown sugar, soya sauce, tomato ketchup, chilli sauce and vinegar. Combine well and cook for 2 mts. Add 1/4 cup chicken stock or water and cook for a mt. Add the deep fried chicken balls and cook for 4 mts. Adjust salt, if necessary.
4 Add the cornflour water and cook, tossing the contents, for 4-5 mts. You will find that it becomes thick due to cornflour.
5 Add the chopped spring onion greens and combine. Garnish with more spring onion greens. Serve hot as a starter/appetizer.

BONELESS CHILLI CHICKEN

  • Recipe By: Niru Gupta
  • Recipe Servings: 2
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Cook Time: 55 mins
  • Difficulty Level: Easy

About Boneless Chilli Chicken Recipe | Chilli Chicken Recipe: The quintessential chinese recipe, Chilli Chicken is one of the most popular Indo-Chinese style chicken appetizer or starter. This delicious chicken recipe is very popular in Chinese restaurants but with this easy recipe you can make it at the comfort of your home according to your own taste.Ingredients of Boneless Chilli Chicken Recipe | Easy Chilli Chicken Recipe: Boneless chicken pieces are marinated in a mix of soy sauce, chilli sauce along with pepper and these tender, succulent pieces are then deep fried to be seasoned with the sauces again.

Ingredients Of Boneless Chilli Chicken

  • 350 gms boneless Chicken (diced)
  • 1 Egg (slightly beaten)
  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • 1/2 tsp garlic Paste
  • 1/2 tsp ginger Paste
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • oil (to deep fry)
  • 2 cups onions, sliced
  • 2 tsp green Chillies, sliced
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (adjust according to strength)
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • for garnishing green Chillies

How to Make Boneless Chilli Chicken

RECIPE NOTES

You can serve this chilli chicken recipe with some fried rice or vegetable noodles.
Read about the best chinese chicken recipes here.Key Ingredients: boneless Chicken (diced), Egg (slightly beaten), cornflour, garlic Paste, ginger Paste, salt , oil (to deep fry), onions, green Chillies, soy sauce (adjust according to strength), vinegar, green Chillies25COMMENTSTags: ChickenChilli ChickenChinese

  • 1.Mix together the chicken, egg, cornflour, ginger and garlic paste, 2 tsp salt, and enough water so that the chicken pieces are coated with the batter. Leave this for about 30 minutes.
  • 2.Heat oil in a wok or a pan and deep-fry the chicken pieces over high heat to begin with and then lower the flame. Fry until the chicken is cooked through. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • 3.Heat 2 Tbsp of oil in a wok, add onions and stir-fry over high heat until they are translucent.
  • 4.Add the green chillies and saute for a minute.
  • 5.Add salt, soy sauce, vinegar, and the deep-fried chicken, and toss well.
  • 6.Serve hot, garnished with the green chillies.

VEGETABLE CHOWMEIN

  • Recipe By: Niru Gupta
  • Recipe Servings: 4
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Difficulty Level: Easy

About Vegetable Chowmein | Chowmein Recipe: A Chinese stir-fried noodle dish which is now a popular street food dish across the globe, specifically in Asia. Being a popular dish across countries, Chow mein is made in different ways with many different variations in different places, this one here is the quickest and easiest chowmein recipe, made under 30 minutes. Serve as a brunch or breakfast that kids would just love. You can also serve this as an evening snack or a side for an oriental dinner.Ingredients in Vegetable Chowmein Recipe: Loaded with veggies and spices, this recipe boasts of glossy noodles tossed with vegetables like onion and celery along with all the classic condiments – soya sauce, celery, vinegar and chilli sauce.

Ingredients Of Vegetable Chowmein

  • 200 gms fresh noodles
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 cup onion, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup celery, chopped
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp chilli sauce
  • 1 cup green and red capsicum
  • 1 cup mushroom
  • 1 cup carrot, shredded
  • 1 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp spring onion
  • 1 tsp garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder

How to Make Vegetable Chowmein

  • 1.Take water in a pan, add salt followed by olive oil and bring to boil.Vegetable Chowmein
  • 2.Add noodles and cook ‘bite like’ — just blanch if fresh and cook longer if dry.Vegetable Chowmein
  • 3.Drain immediately and cool under running water till noodles are thoroughly cooled.
  • 4.Work 1 tablespoon of the oil into the noodles and leave in the colander till required.Vegetable Chowmein
  • 5.Keep aside a small bowl of green chilli dipped in vinegar for garnishing.Vegetable Chowmein
  • 6.Now, heat some oil in a heavy bottom pan and stir- fry garlic, ginger garlic paste and onions over high heat till onions are golden brown..Vegetable Chowmein
  • 7.Add celery and mushrooms followed by red and green capsicum along with carrot. Stir well.Vegetable Chowmein
  • 8.Now add salt, black pepper powder, tomato sauce, chilli sauce, soy sauce and vinegar to veggie mixture. Mix well.Vegetable Chowmein
  • 9.Add the noodles to this and stir well till it is thoroughly mixed.Vegetable Chowmein
  • 10.Garnish with red capsicum and pour the prepared green-chilli vinegar mix on top.Vegetable Chowmein
  • 11.Serve hot.

RECIPE NOTES

Read about some of the best noodle recipes that you can try at home.Key Ingredients: fresh noodles, water, salt, ginger garlic paste, chilli powder, onion, soy sauce, salt, celery, vinegar, chilli sauce, green and red capsicum, mushroom, carrot, green chillies, tomato sauce, spring onion, garlic, black pepper powderWatch the step by step recipe of Vegetable Chowmein here: https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fndtvbeeps%2Fvideos%2F393051124517488%2F&show_text=0&width=476

VEGETABLE MANCHOW

VEGETABLE MANCHOW
  • Chef: Niru Gupta
  • Recipe Servings: 2
  • Prep Time: 05 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Vegetable Manchow Soup Recipe : Savour the hot and spicy flavours of this Chinese vegetable manchow soup.

Ingredients Of Vegetable Manchow Soup

  • 4 Cups Water
  • 1 tsp Ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Green chilies , finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Coriander leaves – finely chopped, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp French beans, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Cabbage , finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Capsicum , finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Mushrooms , finely chopped
  • 2 Spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Soya sauce
  • 4 tbsp Cornflour – mixed with
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 stems Spring onion
  • as required oil & salt

How to Make Vegetable Manchow Soup

  • 1.In a pan, add some oil and stir fry the ginger, garlic, coriander leaves and green chilies for about two minutes.
  • 2.Add all the vegetables, pepper, ajinomoto, salt and continue to stir-fry for two more minutes.
  • 3.Add the Soya sauce, water and salt.
  • 4.Let it boil, reduce the heat and add the cornflour mixed with water and stir constantly till it thickens slightly.
  • 5.Remove from heat and serve immediately.
  • 6.Garnish with spring onion stems.

Key Ingredients: Water, GingerGarlic, Green chilies , Coriander leaves – finely chopped, French beans, Carrots, Cabbage , Capsicum , Mushrooms , Spring onions, Pepper, Soya sauce, Cornflour – mixed with, Water, Spring onion, oil & salt

SPRING ROLL

SPRING ROLL

Ingredients Of Spring Rolls

  • For the pancakes:
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 Tbsp oil mix the water, oil and milk together
  • For the filling:
  • 1 cup thinly shredded cabbage
  • 1 cups spring onions-including leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 cup thinly shredded carrot
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 4 cloves garlic-very finely chopped
  • 1 tsp soya sauce
  • 2 Tbsp celery-chopped fine
  • 1 Tbsp flour, made into thin paste by adding water
  • Oil for deep frying

How to Make Spring Rolls

  • 1.Make the pancakes with the pancake ingredients.
  • 2.Heat the 1 tbsp oil and stir-fry the garlic and onions over high heat till the onions are a little soft.
  • 3.Add the rest of the filling ingredients and turn around a few times, still over a high heat.
  • 4.Take a pancake and place a heaped tbsp of filling towards one edge.
  • 5.Fold that edge over the filling, then the two sides thus formed over the fold, and roll over till the end, sealing that edge with the flour paste.
  • 6.It is very important to seal the filling in, so that it does not spill out while frying. Double fry the pancakes
  • SZECHWAN CHILLI CHICKEN
SZECHWAN CHILLI CHICKEN
  • Recipe By: NDTV Food
  • Recipe Servings: 8
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Difficulty Level: Medium

About Szechwan Chilli Chicken Recipe: A fiery side – fried chicken cooked with brown, green & white peppercorns and oriental spices.

Ingredients Of Szechwan Chilli Chicken

  • 2-3 spring onions, chopped
  • 5-6 dry red chillies (deseeded), chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp ginger, chopped
  • 3 tbsp brown pepper corn
  • 3 tbsp green pepper corn
  • 10-12 pieces chicken (with bone)
  • to taste salt
  • 2 tsp white pepper
  • Oil (for frying)
  • 1 tbsp black vinegar
  • 2 tsp chilli oil

How to Make Szechwan Chilli Chicken

  • 1.Flash fry the chicken with ginger till there colour changes to golden.
  • 2.Now, drain the oil and keep this aside.
  • 3.Now, add garlic, spring onions green pepper corns and the brown peppercorn.
  • 4.Stir for 5 minutes and then add the dry chillies, white pepper powder, ajino moto, salt and chilli oil.
  • 5.Stir again for 5-10 minutes and add the black vinegar.
  • 6.Stir fry for 10 minutes and garnish with green peppercorns.
  • 7.Szechwan chilli chicken is ready to be served.

Key Ingredients: spring onions, dry red chillies (deseeded), ginger, brown pepper corn, green pepper corn, chicken (with bone), salt , white pepper, Oil (for frying), black vinegar, chilli oil

VEGETABLE CHOPSUEY

VEGETABLE CHOPSUEY
  • Recipe By: Niru Gupta
  • Recipe Servings: 2
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Difficulty Level: Easy

About Vegetable Chopsuey Recipe: A popular fusion chinese dish, chopsuey is that delicious option that is loved by kids and adults alike. An all time favorite Chinese dish that never fails to delight, you can serve this chopsuey for brunch, lunch or even as a light snack for kids at a birthday party. Just a 40 minute recipe and you can cook this easy and quick vegetable chopsuey at home.Ingredients in Vegetable Chopsuey Recipe: Saucy vegetables like carrots, cabbage and capsicums are sauteed with soya sauce and topped with crisp fried noodles.

Ingredients Of Vegetable Chopsuey

  • 1/2 Cup carrots, shredded
  • 1 cup cabbage , shredded
  • 1/2 cup capsicums , shredded
  • 1/2 cup onions , sliced
  • 2 tsp garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 200 gms noodles (drained well), boiled
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp soya sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • to taste salt
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • Oil (to deep fry)

How to Make Vegetable Chopsuey

  • 1.Mix together the vinegar, soya sauce, sugar, salt and cornflour and add enough water to make up to a cup. Keep aside.
  • 2.Heat the 2 Tbsp oil and add the onions and garlic.
  • 3.Saute till a little soft. Add the carrots, cabbage and capsicum and stir-fry over high heat for a minute.
  • 4.Add the water mixture and cook, stirring continuously. Keep aside.
  • 5.Deep fry the noodles over high heat till brown. Drain.
  • 6.Transfer noodles to a serving dish, pour the vegetables over and serve.

RECIPE NOTES

The recipe video uses a different quantity of ingredients for representation. You can alter the quantity as per your need.
 Key Ingredients: carrots, cabbage , capsicums , onions , garlic, oil, noodles (drained well), vinegar, soya sauce, sugar, salt, cornflour, Oil (to deep fry)https://www.ndtv.com/video/embed-player/id/565004?autostart=1&pWidth=620&pHeight=349&&source=1&mute=0&noAds=false

DATE PANCAKES

DATE PANCAKES
  • Chef: Chef Lo Ka Yan, Taj Palace Hotel
  • Recipe Servings: 8
  • Prep Time: 05 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Difficulty Level: Medium

Fried layers of dough with a date filling. This is a traditional Chinese dessert.

Ingredients Of Date Pancakes

  • 1/4 cup refined flour (all purpose flour)
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup dates – ground and mixed with little sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp sugar syrup – flavoured with star anise
  • Cinnamon – to garnish

How to Make Date Pancakes

  • 1.In a bowl mix together baking powder, refined flour, sugar and egg yolk.
  • 2.Dilute this mixture with water to form a thick batter and keep aside for about half an hour.
  • 3.Make small patties with the ground dates.
  • 4.Heat a non-stick pan and drop in a two spoonfuls of the batter to form mini pancakes.
  • 5.Now place a date patty on one pancake and quickly cover it with the second pancake.
  • 6.Cook till golden brown and serve.

CHICKEN FRIED RICE

CHICKEN FRIED RICE
  • Recipe By: Niru Gupta
  • Recipe Servings: 2
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Difficulty Level: Easy

About Chicken Fried Rice Recipe: Chicken, rice, masalas, the works – a timeless dish!

Ingredients Of Chicken Fried Rice

  • 1 Cup rice
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • oil
  • 2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 cup spring onions, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup chicken (cooked), finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp celery , finely chopped
  • 2 tsp soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp chilli sauce

How to Make Chicken Fried Rice

  • 1.Boil the rice with 1 tsp salt and 1 Tbsp oil, till ‘bite-like’.
  • 2.Drain and rinse under cold water.
  • 3.Leave in the colander and work 1 Tbsp oil into it.
  • 4.Heat the rest of the oil and saute the garlic and onions, till onions are a light brown.
  • 5.Add the chicken and stir-fry till well mixed.
  • 6.Add the soya sauce, vinegar and chilli sauce, mix well and add the rice.
  • 7.Stir till rice and chicken are well mixed and serve.

Key Ingredients: rice, salt, oil, garlic paste, spring onions, chicken (cooked), celery , soya sauce, vinegar, chilli sauce

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