Chilli Chicken Gravy

I struggle big time with Chinese cuisine, just don’t seem to get it right. But when you have friends who are pro with it, then you can just give up.

My dearest friend Ameya Warty was sweet enough to share these 2 recipes and guide me through it. Still fall short of the super Chinese food hogged at his outlet Oh My Food, but will keep trying till I get it just right.

Burnt Garlic Fried rice and Chilli chicken gravy, so stuffed after this meal.

For marinating the chicken:
250 g boneless chicken
1 tsp black pepper powder
1 tsp red chili powder optional
Salt to taste
2 tsp Soya sauce
1 tsp Vinegar
2 tsp Ginger garlic paste
1 Egg
2 tbsp corn flour
1 tbsp Maida all purpose flour

For making the chili chicken gravy:
1/4 Cup spring onion greens
1/4 Cup Capsicum cut into cubes
1/4 Cup Onions cut into cubes
2 tsp Black pepper powder
1 Green Chilli
7 Garlic cloves finely chopped
1- inch Ginger finely chopped
2 tsp Soya sauce
1 tsp Tomato sauce
2 tsp Red chili sauce
Salt to taste

To make corn flour slurry (used in making gravy)
1 tbsp Corn flour
2 tbsp Water


  1. In a mixing bowl, take a boneless chicken cut into long pcs
  2. Now add black pepper powder, red chili powder (optional), salt, soya sauce, vinegar, ginger garlic paste, egg, corn flour and maida(all purpose flour). Mix it well.
  3. Marinate for 30 minutes or u can use without marination too
  4. Deep fry the coated chicken. Keep it aside
  5. Chop capsicum and onions into cubes.
  6. Finely chop ginger and garlic. Also, spring onion greens. Keep it aside.
  7. Slit a green chili.
  8. Keep all the sauces and spices ready.
  9. Heat oil in a pan.
  10. Add chopped ginger and garlic. Saute for a minute.
  11. Next add onion cubes, capsicum cubes, and green chilies.
  12. Saute for 2 minutes. Now lower the flame.
  13. Add 1 cup water and then cornflour slurry.
  14. Turn the flame on medium and now add red chili sauce, tomato sauce, and soya sauce.
  15. Stir it till it comes to a boil.
  16. Add black pepper powder, salt, and vinegar. Mix it well.
  17. Add fried chicken. Mix it and cook for a minute.
  18. Sprinkle some spring onion greens on the top.