So this post will be about the Chinese gravy which has the least gravy, to be honest. But this recipe has a touch of my mom’s own additions. Typically the recipe stays the same more or less. But the quantities and the ingredients are a little different. A little only… Yes.
I have no idea what I just wrote because I’m listening to this cover of “Hey there Delilah” by Jacob Whitesides. And it is amazingggg! Slower and calmer..love it!
Anyway, let’s start with The Chinese gravy which is basically a combination of vegetables and chicken and is usually served with Chinese rice which I’ll put up in a different post because it is very very easy.
Ok sheesh. Ingredients first.
- Chicken (preferably breast pieces)
- 1 to 2 (straight cut) green bell peppers
- 1 to 2 Carrots
- 2 to 3 Potatoes (julienne cut)
- Salt – to taste
- Black pepper – to taste
- Vinegar – 1 tbsp
- Red chillies (grinded) – to taste
- Hp sauce – 2 tbsps
- Ginger and Garlic paste (for chicken)
- Water – 2 tbsp
- Cut the chicken pieces the julienne way along with the potatoes that are to be cut in the same way as well. Alternatively, cut the carrots keeping them in their original shape.. Which is round obviously. Oh and yes, cut the green bell pepper the julienne way too. (smaller cuts this time..)
- Take a deep pan, Simmer the chicken pieces in a paste of garlic and ginger. (look below for the paste making technique!)
- Once done, take another deep frying pan and use that for sauteing the vegetables. Add in the vegetables, salt and black pepper.
- Add the simmered breast pieces into the vegetable pan. Add the tomato paste (go further below for this paste..) and the hp sauce.
- Add vinegar, red chillies and water. And mix well. By now the dish is ready. But you should keep mixing the ingredients until the colour is rich and the veggies have incorporated well with the chicken and the gravy of course!
**Peel off the ginger skin and cut in small pieces. Ripe open the garlic cloves and separate the buds from one another. Put them in the grinder and grind until the two have melted into the paste form.
*** in a medium sized boiler, add in the tomatoes as required and with the help of a masher, mash the tomatoes so they’re all in the melted.. Or the paste form.