How to make Crackling Spinach Chicken-SK Khazana -

Two delicious Chinese dishes served together to make a brilliant dish

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken legs, Spinach (पालक)

Cuisine : Chinese

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Crackling Spinach Chicken-SK Khazana

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Some say Chinese cuisine is 400,000 years old going back to the Peking Man and his use of fire. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age. However today Chinese cuisine enjoys the distinction of being the most popular in the world.
All this furore about Chinese food can make one wonder what is so special about this cuisine.  To put it in one word it is wholesome.  It has the characteristics of being nutritious, economical, balanced and delicious. It cannot be gainsaid that Chinese food is popular the world over and it can be adapted into our modern lifestyles as the strong link between diet and health of body, mind and spirit is epitomized in Chinese cookery. We all desire harmony in our lives and this works on the ancient Taoist principle of Yin and Yang in which balance and contrast are the key. Each Chinese dish reflects a balance of taste, texture, aroma and colour. Be it sweet, sour, pungent, hot, salty or spicy – all the six basic flavours are incorporated deftly in all Chinese dishes.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Crackling Spinach Chicken-SK Khazana Recipe

  • Boneless chicken legs cut into 1/2 inchSpin pieces 400 grams

  • Spinach shredded 2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • White pepper powder to taste

  • Soy sauce 1 tablespo teaspoon

  • Garlic chopped 3 1/2 teaspoons

  • Red chilli flakes 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Cornflour 1 tablespoon

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Sesame oil 1 tablespo teaspoon

  • Ginger chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Celery chopped 1 teaspoon

  • Dried red chilli 1

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon

  • Medium onion quartered and layers separated 1

  • Cornflour slurry 2 teaspoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1/2 tablespoon

  • Spring onion greens chopped 1.2 tablespoon

Method

Step 1

Put chicken pieces in a bowl. Add salt, pepper powder, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 teaspoon garlic, 1 teaspoon chilli flakes and cornflour. Mix well and set aside for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Deep-fry spinach till crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 3

Deep-fry chicken pieces in the same oil till crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 4

Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a non-stick pan. Add 1½ teaspoons garlic, ginger and celery, mix and sauté till fragrant.

Step 5

Break and add red chilli along with 1 teaspoon soy sauce and mix well. Add ¼ cup water and stir.

Step 6

Add salt, sugar, onion and cornflour slurry and mix. Add fried chicken and mix well.

Step 7

Add coriander leaves and spring onion greens and mix well. Set aside.

Step 8

Heat 1 teaspoon sesame oil in another non-stick pan. Add remaining garlic and sauté till lightly browned. Add remaining chilli flakes, fried spinach and salt and toss well.

Step 9

Transfer the chicken onto a serving platter. Top with the crackling spinach and serve immediately.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.