Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Chicken Wings - Spicy Masala Wings- turn up the heat!!

A Recipe has no soul.  You as a the cook must bring soul to the recipe. - Thomas Keller

Chicken new blog

Happy July Friends. Hope your weekend was good with perfect weather.

Mine I can say was hot and irritating.  Our a/c is not working and it was 100 in the Bay. Thankfully I got a chance to stay in the skating ring with my preteen, safe for 3 hours while my little baby played cricket for hours in the burning heat.  I also had a brilliant but impractical idea of driving around so we don't have to walk into the oven.  Well, that did not happen, I wonder why.
I chose to ignore the heat and make some dinner with some reluctance.. I've been in a cooking coma for a few days now. So, the plan of action was not to sweat over the stove, and to use my oven instead. Coming to think of it  I should have used the grill,  well, just goes to show that the heat has done a number on my brain.  I should have followed my fellow blogger friend Kiran from Kiran and Tarun who has been cooking up a storm on her grill.

Chicken new 2

I made these sticky spicy masala chicken wings for the first time last year for a backyard party and it was enjoyed and spoken about for days.  When I say this was spicy, it was 'drink  a tub of buttermilk' spicy but in a good way.  I guess it's the addiction of pain to the senses..which we all love, right?

I baked em' in the oven this time, minus the smoky flavor it was all that and if not yummier. If you prefer the smokiness, go for the grill and keep the sauce ready to mix in just before serving.  I promise you, you will be a kitchen superstar, but let's keep the secret sauce a secret, will ya?;)


On a different topic, I am excited to show off my new header, what do you think about it?  We still have to work on it, this is what a Sunday got us to. My alter ego needs longer hair and a longer face. Any and every feedback is good.

For now here goes the famous TURN UP THE HEAT Chicken Wings with Secret Sauce.



For the marinade:

  • 2 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • Mix everything and marinate overnight or atleast 2 hours
For the Sauce:
  • 10 cloves of garlic very thinly sliced
  • 5 green chillies  thinly sliced(as per your taste, please DO NOT SUE ME..)
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 tsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp any chilly sauce(I used maggi hot and sweet sauce)
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp cornstarch.
  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple or orange juice(no canned stuff)
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 stem green onions or scallions finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander/cilantro leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil

1. Preheat the oven at 400 degrees.  Put the marinated chicken wings in one layer on a pan which is lined with aluminium wrap and topped with a grill dripper. Bake for 20 minutes until crispy. You can baste the chicken with the marinade once during the baking process.

 In case of no oven, you could saute the chicken in a non stick pan until it is cooked and crispy.

2.  In a saute pan, add 1 tsp of oil.  Keep it on very low heat, add the sliced garlic, green chillies and fry for 2 minutes.  Then add the garam masala, soy sauce, hot sauce and mix.

3. In the pineapple or orange juice, mix cornstarch very well ad add it to the pan, and mix it continuously.  Once it thickens and has a good consistency, turn off the heat and taste to see if you need salt, add a little if needed.
Add the ground pepper, scallions.

4.  Mix the grilled or baked chicken while the sauce is hot and toss well.
Serve it immediately with some chopped coriander.
ENJOY with some chilled drink to cool off your tongue.


Rekha Vengalil said...

Wow Asha those wings look delicious and so very tempting :) I give my word to keep the secret ;)

Dixya said...

can I have a bucket of these wings :P

Tonia S said...

I like them. Already posted Wings in a little different way. Think I`ll try yours:)

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com said...

Oven or grill, this looks amazingly drool-worthy!! Send me some!!!!!

Asha Shivakumar said...

Thanks Rekha,;)
Dixya, coming your way right now..

Asha Shivakumar said...

Tonia, I'm heading over to your blog right now..

Asha Shivakumar said...

Kiran, sending them right away...

Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen said...

Gorgeous Wings, Asha! Love that secret sauce and I'll stay hushed! The Big Lug is going to beg me to make them for him. Meanwhile...keep cool, m'lady! And, thanks for sharing! Pinning (tonight when the traffic is ripe)! xo

kankana said...

I know the heat, the heat is making me mad! And our apt doesn't even have an AC. So you can imagine. Looking at the sticky chicken wings, i am drooling. That's one of my fav thing to eat and my husband is not a fan of wings, so I get to eat it all :)

Asha Shivakumar said...

@ Stacy, you are a sweetheart. Let me know how is went;))and thanks for pinning dear..xx

@God save you and me this week Kankana, it's gonna be burning hot.
Even better right, we get to eat everything and then complain why they let us eat it all;)

bill said...

Hi Asha, I just discovered you blog and I love it! Great recipes and your photography is fantastic. I love this chicken recipe. Thanks for sharing it and have a great Fourth of July.


peanutbutterandonion said...

These look wonderful!!

Asha Shivakumar said...

What a nice thing to say Bill. The cucumber rolls you posted were too adorable.

@Thank You PBO;)

Liz Berg said...

Great looking wings! I wish I could reach in and grab a few :)

Nilu A said...

Here in Coimbatore, climate is breezy and very cold.. Hope the climate gets better soon in your part of country.. Great recipe Asha.. Chicken wings look gorgeous and drool-worthy :-)

Asha Shivakumar said...

@Liz, thanks.
@ Nilu, Coimbatore weather sound dreamy. Thanks for visiting.

Asmita said...

Gorgeous wings!!!

Shumaila @ The Novice Housewife said...

These sound great and your header looks nice :D!! Thankfully I am ut of the arizona heat and into the humidity and rainy weather of Canada. But either way, rain or sunshine these look and sound great!

Asha Shivakumar said...

@ Asmita- thank you.
@ Shumaila, enjoy with family, and thanks.

Marie @ Not Enough Cinnamon.com said...

This recipe is totally mouth watering Ash! Your pics are beautiful, congrats :)

Asha Shivakumar said...

@ Marie, you goto try it out, it was pretty yummm.. Thanks for your comment girlfriend.

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

YUUUUUM! We love chicken wings and these look amazing! I can clear up these wings in one sitting. ;) Pinned!

baker in disguise said...

First time on your site..your photographs are fantastic!! these chicken wings have caught my eye.. am bookmarking them!! sunday brunch with friends.. you know whats coming up to get them going!!

Shibi Thomas @ FlavzCorner said...

These wings look amazing Asha!!! I liked the part 'Don't sue me' haha..pinning this recipe.

sripriya kannan said...

Mouth watering receipe....specially those on pandian foods

Preetha Soumyan said...

Oh!!! each of recipes are so stunning..feel like having a bite of it..so yumm and colorful...

Samta said...

These look super duper - loved that they are baked. Lovely pictures too.

we like Chicken wings - but am not a fan of the store bought ones or the buffalo sauce for that matter.

First time here - will be coming back for sure.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Asha for such yummy tasty recipe of Masala Wings.I made and has come out so delicious.


Unknown said...

A few questions..

I don't have much experience cooking chicken, but I've read usually you need at least 30 minutes to bake it. Is 20 definitely enough?

What if I omit the green chillies (since they're hard to come by for me)?

What is the purpose of the cornstarch? Can I leave it out or use a substitute?

Anonymous said...

Cornstarch is a thickening agent. The sauce needs to have some body to it. You can add flour, but there is a chance for lumps. As far as the timing goes..chicken cooks usually at 20 mins per lb, but if you prefer longer, I would cut the temp down so they don't dry out.

Wendy Ann Edwina D'Cunha e Pereira said...

Hi! I'm Wendy from Goa, India...

I just tried your recipe today and must say it's absolutely delicious!!! I think the key to this recipe is the fresh orange juice...

I loved it!!! Sweet spicy and finger lickin'!!!

Anonymous said...

Great recipe

Prasad Kumar said...

This one is looking so delicious and mouthwatering. I will definitely give this a try and I'll let you know. For now, let me add this to my Indian recipes Pinterest board. Cheers!