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

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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.

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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?;)

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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.

CHICKEN WINGS with SPICY MASALA

Ingredients:


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

Method:

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.

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