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Ginger Chicken

I have mentioned earlier that I started my experiments with cooking in our kitchen when I was a kid. I always preferred making something 'Different'. Seeing this my Dad gifted me a cookbook, 'My Favourite Recipes Chinese' by Bhanu Ravindran. This is the book that familiarised me to the basic culinar


  • 1 kg Chicken
  • 100 gms Ginger
  • 300 gms Onion
  • 1 tablespoon Chilli powder (adjust according to you taste)
  • 1 teaspoon Soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato sauce
  • 1 1 tablespoons Garlic finely chopped tablespoonsVinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper powder
  • one lime Juice of
  • to taste Salt


  • 1/2 teaspoon Ajinomoto MSG /


  • Cut chicken into pieces. Clean, wash and marinate the chicken with soy sauce, 1/8 teaspoon colour, lime juice and salt for at least 2 hours.
  • Grind the ginger, garlic and onions to a fine paste. Heat a pan and add oil. Fry the chicken pieces till golden brown and drain them in an absorbant paper.
  • In the remaining oil, add the ginger-onion paste and saute till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the chilli powder, vinegar, MSG, pepper powder, tomato sauce, remaining colour and the fried chicken along with salt and mix well.
  • Cook till the gravy thickens.
  • Remove from fire and transfer to a serving plate. Garnish with chopped spring onion.


Serve with Basic Fried Rice:
Basic Fried Rice