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22nd July 2019

Chicken Meatball Chilly Fry

Chicken Meatball Chilly Fry

Tired of eating chicken in various curries or dry preps – Then try your hand at the Chicken Meatball Chilly Fry. It is rather simple and quick to make and tastes yum. It can be served as an appetizer or a side at dinner.

Serves: 8 to 10 Persons

Prep. Time: 20 Mins.

Cooking Time: 35 Mins.

Ingredients:

[ Standard Measure : 1 cup = 250 ml ]

  • For the Meatballs:
    • Boneless Chicken Breast (finely diced) – 500 gm
    • Fresh Ginger-Garlic Paste – 2 tsp.
    • Red Chilly Flakes – 2 tsp.
    • Bread Slices (crust trimmed and ground) – 2
    • Egg – 1
    • Black Pepper Powder – ¼ tsp.
    • Baking Powder – a pinch
    • Oil – to deep fry
    • Salt – ½ tsp. or to taste
  • Onions (finely chopped) – 4 medium
  • Tomatoes (chopped) – 3 medium
  • Green Chillies (cut into slants) – 3
  • Green Corriander (finely chopped) – ¼ cup
  • Lime – 1 medium
  • Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp.
  • Red Chilly Flakes – 1 tsp.
  • Garam Masala Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Turmeric Powder – a pinch
  • Oil – 3 to 4 tbsp.
  • Salt – ¼ tsp or to taste

Preparing the Meatballs:

Step 1:     Grind the chicken pieces with the fresh bread crumbs and transfer to a bowl. Add salt, the egg, red chilly flakes, baking powder, garam masala powder and the pepper powder and mix well.

Making of Chicken Meatball Chilly Fry

Step 2:     Form the chicken mince into small lime sized balls using your clean palms (wet your hands whilst forming the balls).

Making of Chicken Meatball Chilly Fry

Step 3:     Deep fry the balls till light golden and then drain and place on paper towels to remove excess oil (Tip: Fry one ball and taste for seasoning and add if needed)

Making of Chicken Meatball Chilly Fry
Making of Chicken Meatball Chilly Fry

Making the Chilly Fry:

Step 4:     Heat the 3 to 4 tbsp. of oil in a pan. Splutter the cumin seeds and then add the onions and fry on medium heat till translucent.

Making of Chicken Meatball Chilly Fry

Step 5:     Next add the tomatoes and ¼ tsp. salt and cook till they turn soft. Add half the green corriander and the turmeric powder and mix well.

Making of Chicken Meatball Chilly Fry
Making of Chicken Meatball Chilly Fry

Step 6:     Now add the meatballs, the garam masala powder and the chilly flakes and mix again. Add ½ cup hot water, the green chillies and the lime juice and cook covered on high heat for 5 to 6 minutes. Then remove the lid and cook on medium high heat till all the liquid dries up.

Making of Chicken Meatball Chilly Fry
Making of Chicken Meatball Chilly Fry
Chicken Meatball Chilly Fry

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