Chicken Katsu w/ Hindustani Masala

Delicious and so fragrant w/ Hindustani Masala!

Delicious and so fragrant w/ Hindustani Masala!

>> Check out this Hindustani Chicken Masala recipe if you wanna use up those Hindustani spices.

Chicken Katsu w/ Hindustani Masala

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Total: 45 min

  • Meat


For the Chicken Katsu:
- 2boneless + skinless chicken breasts 
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- salt & pepper to taste
- 2 eggs beaten
- 1 ½ cup Panko breadcrumbs
- ½ cup flour
- oil for frying

For the Curry Sauce:
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 shallots (finely chopped)
- 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
- 1 tsp ginger paste
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 2 tbsp Hindustani masala (you can get this in the Asian stores or use a curry powder)
- 1 tbsp flour
- 1 cup chicken stock (low sodium)
- ½ cup crean 
- 1 tsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp light brown sugar
- salt & pepper to taste

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  1. Wash the chicken breasts and pat them dry. Then flatten them with a meat masher until they are about a 1cm thick.

  2. Season the flattened chicken breasts with the garlic + onion powder and add salt & pepper to taste.

  3. Then prepare your mise-en-place: beat your eggs, add some Panko in a bowl and flour in another one. Then dip your seasoned breasts in flour, then the egg and end with the Panko crumbs.

  4. When breasts are well coated, shallow fry them in a pan on some medium heat until the chicken is cooked and golden brown. You can keep the chicken breasts warm in the oven or reheat them in a pan.

  5. In another pan add some the vegetable oil + butter, followed by the chopped shallots, garlic, and ginger paste. Cook this on a low to medium heat for about 5 minutes. Mix well and then add the Masala, turmeric, and flour. Cook this for about 1 minute and gradually add your stock. Keep stirring and then add your cream and soy sauce. Let the sauce simmer on low heat and add sugar, salt & pepper to taste.

  6. When the sauce is thick and runny, turn off the heat. At this point you can blend it until smooth, but I like texture and kept mine with bits and pieces ;-)

  7. Serve the Chicken Katsu with sushi rice, cut up the chicken breasts and add the sauce over the chicken. I served it with a simple salad

    TIP: add steamed veggies to your sauce or replace your chicken w/ a vegan/vegetarian substitute.

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