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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dragon Chicken (Indo-Chinese Cuisine)

Dragon Chicken is a real tasty appetizer for all those who love Indo- Chinese cuisine.I got familiarised with this very chicken recipe in one of the TV shows and the look itself dragged me out to try out this very recipe.A tempting recipe to fall in love with and tastes very good too.I heard another rumour about this recipe too.If any one is familiar with Mango Tree Restaurant in Cochin,Kerala(owned by filmstar Dileep),it is said this recipe is one of the famous cuisines out there.I never had the opportunity to visit that restaurant and will surely wish to visit it sometime.

The recipe is very simple, easy and a dry spicy dish.It fits into all occasions and perfect as an appetizer, side dish or main dish with fried rice.The boneless long slender cut chicken pieces are marinated and shallow fried or deep-fried and then blended into sauces.I opted to shallow frying to avoid excess oil.


for marination
boneless chicken 2lbs
ginger garlic paste 1 tbsp
corn flour 2-3 tbsp
egg white or an egg 1
pepper powder 1 tsp

for sauce
garlic 3 cloves shredded
tomato sauce 1 1/2 tsp
chilly paste 1 tbsp
soy sauce 1 1/2 tsp
chilli flakes 2 tsp
cashew nuts 1/2 cup
salt to taste
sugar a pinch
green onions / celery 1 bunch
oil 5 tsp

Watch on YouTube -

  • Marinate the chicken for 2 hours using the above ingredients.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan and fry the chicken pieces.
  • Place it on a paper towel.(Don't leave long on paper towel, as it loses crispiness.)
  • Saut√© shredded garlic in the chicken fried oil for a minute.
  • Add the cashew nuts and fry them till brown.
  • Add chilli flakes and the sauces. Add 2tbsp water and boil the sauces until thickened. Add salt lightly and add sugar.
  • Slide in the fried chicken pieces and toss well with sauces.
  • Garnish with green onions or celery or sesame seeds and serve hot with fried rice or as a snack or an appetizer.

* Don't add salt or add salt lightly to the gravy, as soy sauce and chicken pieces contain salt.Check salt if required.
* You can add 1/4 cup sliced capsicum or bell peppers of all colours and 1/4 cup thick sliced onion. I have added in the video.
* I have used Kashmiri chilli paste but as kids love this way and just for colour added the paste. But you may add red dry chilly paste for spiciness.


Food Glorious Food! said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful and flavorful dish! Great great great with just plain steamed rice!! Yummy!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and colorful looking dragon chicken preparation. I am a big fan of Indo Chinese cusine. Awesome preparation.

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Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

i am a lover of Indo-chinese chicken recipes...this dragon chicken looks so yummy n very nice recipe..very tempting :) just pass the plate:)

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious this so much,tempting.

Sravs said... Best Blogger Tips

super and delicious recipe !! looks YUM !!

Deepthi KR said... Best Blogger Tips

same pinch today i also made indo chinese dish!!!! your looks scrumptious!!!!
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Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

absolutely delicious chicken, all ur chicken recipes are great..yummy!! i have read somewhere about dileep's mango tree and abt this famous recipe there..

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Plateful said... Best Blogger Tips

I've heard about this dish a lot but never tasted it! Your pictures are tempting me too much!!

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious this so much,tempting.

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips

this looks sooo soo good! And nice name :) Im sure my son will gobble it up if I tell him its called dragon chicken :)) And also thoughtfully wind up a story of how it got its name :)))

Santosh Bangar said... Best Blogger Tips

flavured and tempting dish

saleena said... Best Blogger Tips

I really appreciate ur hard work for making this dish.Excellent chicken dragon.Great presentation......

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wow! very colorful...and sue to taste good...

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JishasKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

ohh enikku looks exactly like the restaurant version....loved the presentation and it looks amazing..

Karishma VP said... Best Blogger Tips

hi julie, thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment....on your blog, am so happy that I finally found a recipe for one of my fav dishes-dragon chicken! Now I dont have to wait to eat out to have this...and your presentation looks just like the restaurant version..very easy recipe too so saving it...thanks!

Chocolate & Chillies said... Best Blogger Tips

This looks great! We love Indo-Chinese cuisine..can't wait to try it!