Bhutanese chilli chicken is a dish where sesame seeds are used, giving it a nice flavour. The chillies used in this recipe are the big bhutanese chillies(but you can also use normal chillies if you don’t have them) making it quite spicy. The chicken when coated with flour and cornflour and then fried makes the chicken pieces crispy from outside and juicy from inside. This dish can be prepared very easily and is also delicious. It was an instant hit when I prepared it at home for the first time and continue to do so on public demand. Try it and you won’t be disappointed.
Serves – 4 persons
Ingredients for Bhutanese Chilli Chicken Recipe
- Chicken – 500 gms
- Maida/all purpose flour – 3 tbsp
- Cornflour – 3 tbsp
- Pepper – 1 tsp
- Ginger paste – 1 tsp
- Sesame seeds – 1 tsp
- Onion – 2 (cubed)
- Bhutanese chillies – 5-6 (slit)
- Soya sauce – 1 tbsp
- Tomato sauce – 1 tbsp
- Garlic – 5-6 flakes (chopped)
- Oil – for frying
- Salt – to taste
Procedure for preparing Bhutanese Chilli Chicken Recipe
Wash the chicken pieces and keep aside.
In a large bowl mix maida/flour, cornflour,ginger paste, salt and pepper and then add the chicken pieces. Now cover the bowl with a lid and then shake the bowl so that the chicken pieces are well coated.
Heat oil in a pan and then fry the chicken pieces till golden brown, drain and keep aside.
In 2 tbsp oil splutter sesame seeds , and then add onions, chillies and garlic and sauté till the onions are transparent. then add salt, soya sauce and tomato sauce and mix well. At this stage add required water along with 1 tsp cornflour dissolved in a little water if you want gravy and then add the fried chicken pieces and mix well. If you want it dry skip the adding water step and directly mix the fried chicken pieces.
Serve hot with Fried rice, Noodles or even rotis.