Sunday 5 June 2011

Chicken balls in Sweet and Sour Sauce

When ever I make this dish Shyama just loves it.
And what isn't there to love aobut it, they are deep fried and have a silky sauces and they are spicy and sweet.
I don't remember when I made these dish, but whta I know is that it has been lying in my draft for so long that I thought that it is time that I posted them. And I am sure it has been there for months and months.........
And I cannot find a reason why I didnt post it as it is such a delicious dish.

Ingredients for meatballs

500 gm Chicken Minced. ( Use chicken thighs, if you use chicken breast the balls are drier )
2 spring onions – finely chopped
2 tbsp of oyster sauce
1 tbsp of soy sauce
4 fresh  chilies finley cut ( optional or use less amount of chillies)
1 tsp garlic puree
1 tsp ginger puree
3 tbsp of cornstarch + Extra corn flour for rolling the balls before frying them.
 1 egg
Salt and pepper to taste Take care of the amonut of salt as there is salt in the soy sauce and th oyster sauce..
Oil for deep frying

1. Put all the above ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix well and let it marinate for an hour.

2. Form it into little balls . Roll them lightly with the extra corn flour.
Heat the oil and deep fry them till golden and keep aside.

Ingredients for the sweet and sour meatballs:

For the sauce.
1 cup of pineapple - cubes
1 big onion sliced in chunks
I tomato cut into chunks
1 carrot - sliced thinly
2 clove of garlic - finely chopped
1 small piece finley chopped ginger
2 chillies chopped (optional or use less amount)
2 tsp soya sauce
4 tbsp of tomato ketchup
2 tbsp of sweet chili sauce
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tbsp of sugar
1 to 2 tbsp of cornstarch
1 cup of chicken stock
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Mix all the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and set it aside.

2. Heat some oil in a pan, stiry fry garlic, carrot and onions, ginger until fragrant.

3. Add in the sauce, bring it up to a boil, add in meatballs , pineapple and tomato. Stir well until sauce reduce and thicken.
Serve with plain rice or noodles.


Maria♥ said...

Finla, I always order this from my chinese but it's called Sweet and Sour chicken Hong Kong style. Your's looks amazing!


Angie's Recipes said...

This looks so appetizing and will be really wonderful to serve with some rice or pasta.

Gloria Baker said...

Hello dear Happy cook, These chicken balls look amazing! I love this meal, gloria

Rose from Magpies Recipes said...

This looks really yummy Finla! i make a similar sauce for batter dipped chicken pieces but have never tried chicken balls!

Shabs.. said...

WOw, that look sdelish!u left me with craving for some's been a while that i had some!love that bowls behind the curry dish:)

Unknown said...

Wow looks super yumm

Priya Suresh said...

Omg, seriously am drooling over that irresistible bowl...simply looks out of the world..

lubnakarim06 said...

Never tried pineapple in making a sauce....recipe looks mouth watering...i really love that change in pics....they look tempting Finla.....rock on....

Suparna said...

I love the vegetarian version of've made it look tempting n perfect!

Bong Mom said...

Ooooh these will surely be loved

Cham said...

I ve made last week chicken meat balls but Indian version. I love this glazing sweet sour sauce!

Cakelaw said...

This dish looks fabulous Finla - I adore sweet and sour dishes.

Unknown said...

Simply delicious and lipsmacking sweet & sour chicken balls..very inviting!

sra said...

I have to tell you, I clicked on the picture and fell in love with your paper towels. Not to say the curry looks bad!

Unknown said...

Sauce is def so silky and smooth, i do enjoy the sweet and sourness if warm rice and with chicken balls yumooo

Sum Raj said...

looks soo tempting..i can have any time..yummmmmmm

Oriyarasoi said...

This looks so different from the usual chicken recipes....totally new!!! Love to follow you....

Cilantro said...

Looks delicious! Deep fried are always tasty and the sauce compliments well. Nice clicks as well.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Lovely! A marvelous dish. I love sweet and sour flavors.



Mandira said...

Wow this looks so good. I am ready for some now :)

Bombay-Bruxelles said...

Love this sweet sour version of balletjes :-)

Swapna said...

Looks yummy!!

notyet100 said...

Mmmm looks so delicious,.