Last few months, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about cooking simple, basic food. I assume people want to learn how to cook at home. I have plenty of friends living away from their families. They eat out every day for every meal. I know its fun to eat out, we have a lot of great eateries in the city, but it gets too much after a while. All we really want after months of eating restaurant made food is a nice homemade meal. But how do you do it if you don’t know how to cook?
Well, I want to help some of you who ask that question. Cooking can be as simple and as difficult as you want. Some of the most delicious dishes are relatively simple to make. So, in order to begin my series of easy to cook dishes, I have chosen a chicken dish which you can make in a few simple steps.
For this dish, I have chosen chicken wings. Why? Because they are cheaper that other cuts, and taste great as an appetizer or a side dish. I personally like using chicken wings because they are just great to eat! You can use so many different flavourings and sauces to prepare these little babies.
So here is my recipe for Crunchy Vinegar Chicken Wings. These chicken wings are really crunchy, juicy and have a pickle like flavour because of the vinegar and pickled onions used. You can eat it with hot sauce or as it is. Personally, I would like to eat a huge portion of this with a couple of beers. Boys, don’t you agree?
Crunchy Vinegar Chicken Wings
Chicken wings – 500g
Plain flour – 3 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste – 2 tbsp
Coriander leaves – 4 tbsp, chopped
Pudina leaves – 2 tbsp, chopped
Green chillies – 2 nos, small
Garam masala powder – ½ tbsp
Red chilli powder – ¾ tbsp
Vinegar – 2 ½ tbsp
Pickled white onions – 5 to 6 pieces (optioonal)
Salt- to taste
Oil – 4 tbsp
Clean the chicken wings and coat them with plain flour. This helps in allowing the masala to stick to the chicken. Also, it adds a nice crunch to it. Coat them and set it aside. In a grinder, add ginger-garlic paste, coriander leaves, pudina, green chillies, garam masala, red chilli powder and vinegar. Grind all of this to a paste. Onceits down to a paste, add it to the chicken wings and season with salt. Coat all of the wings with the masala and let it marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.
In a pan, add oil and let it heat. Add all of the chicken to the pan and cover it with a lid. Let it be for 5 minutes. Open the lid and stir it again. Keep stirring it every 5 minutes. The chicken will be ready in 20 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
You can enjoy this with daal and rice or as an appetizer with your favourite beer.