Category Archives: Chinese

Chicken Lollipop

Chicken Lollipops- My favorite appetizer whenever I drop by any restaurant! It is a succulent treat that lives upto the name! Also it is a simple to make indo chinese appetizer in which the chicken wings are spiced up and deep fried. Here’s the recipe :
Ingredients :
All purpose flour
Cornflour/ Corn Starch
Chings Szechuan Sauce
Ginger Garlic paste
Bread Crumbs
Chicken Wings
Oil for deep frying
Directions :
1.Shape the lollipops :

Break each chicken wing into two parts at the joint.
You will get one part with one large bone and another part with 2 bones.
Pull out the smaller bone from the part with 2 bones
Take each part and pull back the meat from one end of the bone to the other carefully, making sure that you do not pull the meat completely out.
2. Marinade the chicken 
Wash and dry the lollipops and add ginger garlic paste, salt and pepper. I added 1/2 teaspoon of ginger paste and 1 teaspoon of garlic paste for 5 wings. Also add szechuan sauce to this. Mix it well and make sure all the  chicken is properly covered. Refrigerate for about 3-4 hours.
2. Make a batter
Whatever be the amount, depending on how many chicken wings you wanna eat, add equal amounts of cornflour and all purpose flour. Now slowly add water until you get a medium-thick batter. You should be able to dip your chicken wings in it and get it all covered and it should be thick enough so that it is not runny. Add good amount of szechuan sauce as well.Mix it all well.
3.Deep fry
Heat oil in the pan. Dip the lollipop into the batter and roll it in the bread crumbs. Deep fry on a medium heat until light brown.
Enjoy your delicious lollipops!
Serve with ketchup/szechuan/sweet chilli sauce and some spring onions.

Toffee Bananas

This is a classic Chinese dessert. Slices of Banana are covered with batter and then deep fried. They are then coated in caramel and as the caramel hardens, the slices become deliciously sweet and crisp! I first had these at a Chinese restaurant in my city. You will definately enjoy these and they are a great success especially if you have kids around. The hard outer sweet layer and the soft inside makes it even more tasty.
Here’s how to make these:

Vegetable oil for deep frying
3 Ripe Bananas sliced into bite size pieces
Batter :
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
Pinch of salt
Water 3/4 cup
Vanilla essence
2 cups sugar
2 tablespoon of water
Directions :
For the batter :
Sift the flour into a bowl. Add a pinch of salt and then add the water gradually. The batter should be a little bit on the  thicker side.
For the Fritters :
Dip the banana pieces into the batter and ensure that all the pieces are well coated.
Add the pieces one by one into the oil and fry until the pieces turn golden and float to the surface of the oil. Take the banana pieces out of the oil and drain on a paper towel.

For the toffee coating :

Heat a small wok or skillet over medium heat and add the sugar. Add about 2 tablespoons of water and keep stirring until all of the sugar is caramelized ( remove from heat when it turns to amber )Add the banana fritters to the hot caramel and coat well. Remove the toffee fritters from the pan and quickly dip them into a bowl of ice cold water and take them out after about 4-5 seconds. Place the toffee fritters onto a serving dish.

I sprinkled some crushed sugar crackers on top as I do not like the traditional way of adding sesame seeds while coating the fritters in caramel but you are free to add whatever you wish to. Serve these with a scoop of vanilla icecream and some spun sugar on top. This way it tastes even more heavenly!