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chilli chicken recipe (chilli chicken dry and gravy)

An indo chinese chilli chicken which is made by frying chicken and sauteing the fried chicken in sauces and spices.
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Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Indian starters
Cuisine Indo chinese
Servings 2
Calories 233 kcal


For the chicken marinade:

  • 200 gms boneless chicken cut into small pieces and washed well
  • 7 teaspoon maida/all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoon corn flour
  • salt - to taste
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1//2 teaspoon soya sauce (dark)
  • ½ teaspoon vinegar
  • ¼ cup water

For sauteing chicken:

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon very finely chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon very finely chopped ginger
  • 5-6 vertically slit green chillies
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 onion (cut into cubes)
  • 1 green capsicum (cut into cubes)
  • 2 teaspoon red chilli sauce
  • 1 teaspoon soya sauce
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • salt - to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • corn flour paste (1 teaspoon corn flour mixed with 3 teaspoon water)
  • red chilli paste (½ teaspoon red chilli powder mixed with 2 teaspoon water)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoon spring onion green
  • 2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves

other ingredients:

  • oil for deep frying


For marinating chicken:

  • In a bowl, add boneless chicken, add maida, corn flour, salt as per taste.
  • Add red chilli powder, ginger garlic paste, beaten egg, soya sauce, vinegar, mix well.
  • Add some water and mix well again.
  • Marinate the chicken for 30 minutes before deep frying.

Frying the chicken:

  • In a wok add oil for deep frying and heat it.
  • Drop the marinated chicken pieces and fry the chicken pieces on low to medium flame until they turn crisp golden color.
  • Take them out and place them on a tissue paper for further use.

Making of chilli chicken by sauteing in sauces:

  • In a wok/pan, add oil and heat it.
  • Add finely chopped garlic and finely chopped ginger.
  • Saute for a minute.
  • Add vertically slit green chillies and saute for a minute.
  • Add one finely chopped onion and saute till onions turn soft.
  • Add onion and green capsicum which have been cut into cubes.
  • Saute and cook for 2-3 minutes until they turn soft on high flame.
  • Reduce the flame and add red chilli sauce, soya sauce, vinegar, salt, black pepper powder and mix well.
  • Saute for about two minutes on low flame.
  • Add corn flour paste, red chilli paste, water and mix up well.
  • Add fried chicken pieces and cook the chilli chicken for few minutes until thick gravy is observed.
  • Garnish with spring onion greens and chopped coriander leaves, mix well.
  • Serve hot with roti or enjoy as a starter.
  • Watch the video for chilli chicken above.


1.If gravy chilli chicken is required then, increase the quantity of corn flour paste and sauces while sauteing the chicken.
2.Also add more water to get a thick gravy while sauteing.
3.If spicy chilli chicken is preferred then increase the quantity of green chillies in the chicken.


Nutrition Facts
chilli chicken recipe (chilli chicken dry and gravy)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Sodium 178mg8%
Potassium 271mg8%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 34mg3%
Vitamin C 56mg68%
Vitamin A 222IU4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.