Chilli Chicken

Chilli Chicken is one of the most famous Chinese Food in India. Alot of people in India when go abroad would wonder why they never find chilli chicken in Chinese Restaurant’s menu. For those of you who don’t know, Chilli Chicken is a unique recipe that belongs to India and is originated in our city, Tangra Chinatown and you would never find it else way in the world other than India.

Below is a nice video i found online that you teach you the secret of Indian Chinese Chilli Chicken Recipe.

Now you can make it at Home and Enjoy !! 😉

Serving: Serves 4

Time of Preparation: 2.0 hours.

These all ingredients are listed based on four serving plates. If you want to prepare little more or less, you need to adjust the amount of ingredients accordingly.

1. Boneless, skinless chicken cut into small pieces (one or one & half inch square) – 2.5 lbs.
2. Red onions cut into small square pieces – 3 medium sizes.
3. Red and green pepper cut into small square pieces – 1 medium size each.
4. Green chilli – 10 in numbers.
5. Onion leaves (green part only) – chopped into small round pieces.
6. Hot and sour tomato sauce (look at any Indian store) – 1 cup.
7. Chilli sauce (Asian food) – cup.
8. Soya sauce (Asian food) – 4 tablespoons.
9. Corn flour – 100 grams.
10. Egg – 2 pieces.
11. Ginger – 1 tablespoon.
12. Vinegar – 1 tablespoon.
13. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), also known as Azinomoto – half tablespoon.
14. Vegetable oil as required.
15. Salt to taste (require very less)

– Smashed one onion in a mixer/grinder. Keep this onion in a bowl and mix ginger, salt, vinegar, egg and corn flour and then add the chicken pieces. The complete mixture will be little sticky so that chicken piece can be wrapped with thin quote of this mixture.

– Let this mixture to marinate for three hours.


  1. Thien says:



    i make better chilli chicken lol.

  2. Steff says:

    Hahaha @ Thein.
    To be honest with you, I havn’t heard of or seen anyone cook chilli-chicken the way this chef does. Im pretty sure the dhapa version of chilli-chicken isn’t the same as the one displayed on the video either.

  3. ying says:

    Who’s that chef? where’s he from? I’m from Dhapa, now residing in canada,that’s not how we make chilli chicken.

  4. mo says:

    Chilli Chicken prepared & cooked by Indians is definitely not the same from that prepared & cooked by Indian Chinese – who conjured up this dish as a fusion crossover.

    Since it’s a big favourite menu item of Indian Chinese restaurants in India, the dish popularity had gained wide recognition and spread over like wildfire – not only among local Indians clientele but also Indian expatriates abroad, where some would even try to cook it at home themselves. Many Indians from New York and Toronto like to patronize Indian Chinese restaurants there for the dish.

    I’ve tried Chilli Chicken from Waldorf Restaurant in Park Street Kolkata(the restaurant closed down many years ago) and know the difference that folks are commenting here. However, think we could be more accommodating or else withdraw this eye-sore video that had disturbed so many viewers.

    In its place, Leon should consider putting up a right video of Chilli Chicken in its place.

  5. p says:

    What a chilli chicken in the video.Even the Indian lover of chilli chicken will dispute the taste.It is totally different.Sesamee oil is used as a splash of flavour not as frying oil.This is not a chilli chicken at all.

  6. Chili Chicken Aficionado says:

    I love Chili Chicken. The only style I have tried is the one found in Hakka restaurants (most of the restaurants that advertise to serve indian-chinese food are Hakka, I believe). Since the consensus is that the above is not Chili Chicken at all, could someone post a good recipe, or link to one? BTW, I have tried many recipes from the web and they do not come even close to the taste of Hakka Chili chicken, I even took a Hakka Cuisine one day class at a college and the chili chicken they taught us how to make was just another run of the mill chicken stir fry. Anyone with a good recipe?

  7. Joanna Lim says:

    This is the worst Chilli Chicken I have ever come across. There is no sense in what he does. Anyone ever heard of cashew nuts in Chilli Chicken. Any one ever taste the Crispy Chilli Chicken from Eau Chew Restaurant. Now that is a good recipe!

  8. Thien says:

    try kim fa’s chilli chicken.. deee best

  9. Chili Chicken Aficionado says:

    I know where to get excellent Hakka style Chili Chicken in my neck of the woods, what I need is a good recipe to make it home if I feel like cooking. Anyone willing to share his/her recipe?

  10. Thien says:

    Here u go


    The hakka style chilli chicken lol

    enjoy 😛