Thursday, 28 July 2011

Gravy chicken chowmein - a difference to normal cooking


Gravy chicken chowmein  is a dish of Chinese origin. Chinese cuisine has influenced the world by it's low oil consumption patterns , and excellent cooking qualities. The Chinese people have popularized their cuisine almost all over the world. Due to easy availability of ingredients , Chinese cooking is nowadays very popular amongst many households. 'Lesser oil, better taste'-that's what is the characteristics of Chinese cuisine.

Ingredients:
Chowmein (1 packet) ,
Chicken (250 gms. boneless),
Onions (2 medium sized grated) ,
Tomatoes( 2 big sized grated) ,
Capsicum ( 1 big sized grated) ,
Garlic paste ( 1 teaspoon) ,
Dark soya sauce ( 4-5 teaspoons) ,
Chilly sauce ( 3-4 teaspoons),
Corn flour ( 2 teaspoons) ,
Oil for cooking ,
Salt as per taste.

Procedure: Boil the packet of chowmein in water for about 10 minutes. Add the required amount of salt according to taste . Drain the water and keep it aside. Chop the boneless chicken into smaller pieces and boil it in water for 10 minutes. Check with the help of a fork so that the chicken pieces are soft enough . Drain the water and keep the chicken aside. Heat oil in a container and dash onions , tomatoes and capsicum  in it. The onions/ tomatoes should be grated in 'longitudinal' fashion so that they appear to be prominent amongst the prepared gravy. Add garlic paste to it . Cook till the vegetables becomes soft. Add chilly sauce , tomato sauce , aji no moto (minosodium glutamate ) to it.  Add dark soya sauce to the mixture. Mix the entire content well with the help of a spatula . Add water so that the content takes a gravy appearance. Prepare a mixture of corn flour with water and add to the prepared content. Cook for 5 minutes , till it takes a thick, gravy appearance. The mixture will definitely look nice, and the color will be a mind boggling dark brownish one with the vegetables present in it.

While serving the chowmein should be kept on the plate , along with the chicken-gravy toppings in it. This dish should be enjoyed with vinegar, chilly sauce, tomato sauce as per taste. This is a very wholesome food with all necessity ingredients to make a tasty dish. Serve it to your family members and enjoy the delicacy of chinese cuisine straight from your kitchen.

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