Creating a blog was out of the question for a long time for me, as measuring everything in the kitchen was like biting into an eggshell. I enjoy cooking and don’t want to waste even a slightest bit of enjoyment in that small world of mine. But little did I know that everything will change, when my husband came home with the Oscar nominated film ‘Julie and Julia’( a real life story) where Julie Powell (part played by Amy Adams) challenged herself to make all the 524 recipes from Julia Child's cook book ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’ and blogging all her experiences (The Julie/Julia Project). It was an inspiring movie. A few days later when we were discussing this casually with a friend of ours over tea…everything changed dramatically…..” How about you making at least half of it in one year? Not French but your own. 262 recipes that will inspire others and present it as a blog?” For a minute my mind traveled faster than light… With an experience as a helper in my mother in laws kitchen for 6 years followed by a three year everyday struggle to satisfy the palate of my foodie husband, if I cannot do it then why should I cook? But on the other side with an experience in English literature extending no more than expanding outline stories in English grammar class when I was 18 and two small kids that come in handy at times, will a commitment for the next one year work? Anyway my ‘cook's ego’ didn’t allow me to say no...

So my friends …here I am opening my recipe book, trying to perfect and present 262 recipes in the coming 365 days….A Challenge that will of course tastes good. Come.. Have a walk with me along my journey.. Cheering and inspiring….Forgiving and tolerating…Testing and tasting….for ‘A Tasty Challenge’

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Chicken Wings Indian Style

Recipe No: 153
Wings are one of our family favorites. I was thinking of making it with an Indian twist for some time and this is the result. I should say this has a Manjurian flair to it which will be very appealing to an Indian palate.

A whole Chicken Wing has three parts a Drummette, the part that attaches the wing to the shoulder (the part with most meat in a wing) a Wingette, the part between Drummette and the tip (part which have two bones) and the tip which is not so good for eating but very good for making Chicken stock. The Drummette and Wingette can be separated easily by cutting through the attachment and these separated parts are what we need in this recipe. (Reserve the tips for making Stock)
Ingredients                                  Serves 3
  • Wing pieces………………………..12 (Drummetts and Wingetts separated)
  • Oil for deep frying
To marinate
  • All Purpose Flour/ Maida……..1 Teaspoon
  • Corn Flour……………………….…1Teaspoon
  • Rice flour……………………………1 Teaspoon
  • Ginger Garlic Paste………………1/2 Teaspoon
  • Salt………………………………..….3/4 teaspoon
  • Soy Sauce……………………………1 Teaspoon
  • Red Chilly Powder………………..1/2 Teaspoon
  • Egg…………………………………....1 beaten
To Make the Sauce
  • Oil………………………………………2 Tablespoons
  • Garlic chopped……………………..2 Tablespoons
  • Spring Onion Chopped……..…..2 (separate Whites and Greens)
  • Sambal Oelek…………………….….1/2 Teaspoon (If not available use Red Chilly Flakes or crushed Red Chilly)
  • Red Chilly Garlic Sauce…………1 Tablespoon
  • Soy sauce……………………….…..1 ½ Teaspoons
  • Tomato Ketchup…………….……1 Tablespoon (Can substitute with Tomato Sauce)
  • Vinegar……………………….……..1 Teaspoon
  • Sugar………………………….………1/2 Teaspoon
  • Coriander Leaves Chopped.…..2 Tablespoons
  • Corn Starch…………………..…….3/4 Teaspoon diluted in ¼ Cup Water
  • Salt as needed
Method of Preparation
  1. Clean the Chicken Wings and dry it thoroughly.
  2. Make a marinade with all the ingredients mentioned in the ‘to marinate’ section and marinate the Wings; keep it aside for 20 minutes.
  3. Heat at least 2 inches of Oil in a pan on medium high heat and deep fry the Wings until crispy.
  4. Drain the excess Oil on a paper towel.
  5. In another pan heat 2 tablespoons of Oil on medium high heat and saute the Garlic and Spring Onion Whites for about 40 seconds. Take care not to burn it.
  6. Add Sambal Oelek and saute for 30 seconds.
  7. Add Red Chilly Garlic Sauce, Soy Sauce, Ketch up, Vinegar, and Sugar; mix well. Check the Salt content and add if more needed.
  8. Add the fried Chicken Wings and mix well followed by Coriander leaves and Spring Onion Greens.
  9. Once mixed well, drizzle the Corn Starch Water and combine as fast as possible.
  10. Once coated well, move it to a serving dish and serve hot.
Notes:
  •  If you don't want to deep fry the Wings, do broil it in the Oven.
  • While making the sauce, add Salt only after adding all the sauces as most of them contains Salt.
  • Do keep everything ready before you start making the sauce as the whole process is very fast.
  • Sambal Oelek is Red Chilly Paste in Vinegar and is found in the International section of all grocery stores.
  • Red Chilly Garlic Sauce is available in most of the Indian stores.
 





Make it, enjoy the deliciousness and 
serve it to your family with love…

2 comments:

Meenakshi.P said...

I couldn't wait to try this out. The picture itself made my hubby drool :)
The plate got empty as soon as it was served. All of a sudden it was silence and the only thing I could remember is all of us licking the fingers :) Thank you Asha again for sharing another wonderful recipe.

Jeena said...

the picture says take me and have :)
me and my husband both love the chicken wings and this version looks very appetizing. def will try it out.

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