How to make Thai Lollipop - SK Khazana -

Fiery and flavourful – you will want to have it again and again

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Chicken lollipops, Thai red curry paste (थाई रेड करी पेस्ट)

Cuisine : Thai

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Thai Lollipop - SK Khazana

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Thai food is an original and rich amalgam of aromas, subtle blends of herbs and spices and contrasting textures and tastes. It contains flavours and techniques that are familiar from Chinese, Indian and Japanese cooking, but they have been so skilfully combined and refined that the resulting dishes have a new and exciting character.
Whether searing hot or subtly mild, the guiding principle in Thai cooking is harmony. Fundamentally an aromatic marriage of centuries – old Eastern and Western influences, the chief characteristics being who cooks it, for whom it is cooked, for what occasion and where it is cooked. In short Thai dishes can be extremely personal to the cook, how they are refined for particular tastes, how they befit a special function or festival and where they originate. The cuisine has its roots in a waterborne lifestyle, with aquatic animals, plants and herbs as major ingredients.
Thai cuisine is inextricably interwoven with culture, a mystical mix of fragrant flavours and intriguing history:  given the country’s historical Indian roots - Hindu Buddhism was bought here centuries ago, so many Thai curries are redolent with chillies, garlic, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and onions.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Thai Lollipop - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Chicken lollipops 10-12

  • Thai red curry paste 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli paste 2 teaspoon

  • Soy sauce 2 teaspoon

  • Egg 1

  • Refined flour (maida) 2 tablespoons

  • Cornflour/ corn starch 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Oil 2 tablespoons + for deep frying

  • Spring onion bulb finely chopped 2-3

  • Garlic cloves finely chopped 5-7

  • Ginger finely chopped 1/2 inch

  • Red chilli sauce 2 teaspoons

  • Carrot peeled and sliced into roundels 1 medium

  • Cornflour/ corn starch slurry 1 teaspoon

  • Green capsicum cut into square pieces 1 small

  • Onion quartered 1 small

  • Spring onion greens 2 tablespoons chopped + garnish

Method

Step 1

Take chicken lollipops in a large bowl, add salt, crushed black peppercorns, ginger-garlic paste, red chilli paste, 1 tsp soy sauce and break the egg into the bowl. Add refined flour and cornflour and mix well. Set aside to marinate for 15-20 minutes.

Step 2

Heat sufficient oil in a deep pan, add the chicken lollipops and deep-fry till golden and crispy. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 3

Heat 2 tbsps oil in a non-stick pan, add spring onion bulbs, garlic and ginger, mix and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Step 4

Add Thai red curry paste, mix well and saute for 1-2 minutes. Add remaining soy sauce and red chilli sauce and mix well.

Step 5

Add carrot and mix well. Add 1 cup water and mix well. Add salt, crushed black peppercorns, mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add cornflour slurry and mix well.

Step 6

Add capsicum, onion and fried chicken lollipops and mix well. Add spring onion greens and mix well. Take the pan off the heat.

Step 7

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with spring onion greens and serve hot.

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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.