Tom-On Soy Chicken

Tom-On Soy Chicken is a very easy and simple recipe that packs a flavorful punch. You must be wondering which cuisine does this recipe fall under!! You may not have heard about this dish before! That is because I rustled up this dish in my kitchen a few days ago and the name is a clever abbreviation derived from the ingredients used which is tomato, onion and soy.

Tom-On Soy Chicken
Tom-On Soy Chicken

The ingredients needed are:

  • Chicken cubed -300 gms
  • Olive Oil/ Vegetable Oil- 1 tablespoon
  • Dry red chillies -3
  • Onion sliced -1/2 of a medium size onion
  • Punjabi tomato-onion masala – 1.5 tablespoon click here for the recipe
  • Soy sauce – 1 tablespoon
  • Kasoori methi – 1/2 teaspoon (dried fenugreek)
  • Coriander powder-1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Chilli Powder-1 teaspoon
  • Coriander stem finely chopped -1.5 to 2 tablespoons
  • Sugar – a pinch (optional)
  • Water-2 to 3 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste
Red chillies added to hot oil
Red chillies added to hot oil

The method of preparation:

  • Take a kadhai (non-stick preferably)
  • Add the oil and keep the flame on med-high. Once oil heats up, break the red chillies in to two pieces and add to the oil.
  • Once they crackle and leave their aroma add the sliced onion and keep stirring to avoid burning the onions.
  • They should start browning in a couple of minutes, then add the Punjabi tomato-onion masala and mix well for about 5 minutes.
Water added to the mix
Water added to the mix
  • You can add about 2-3 tablespoons of water to this mix. Stir for another minute and the oil will start to leave the sides
  • Now add the cumin and coriander powder , soy sauce, chilli powder and salt to taste. Stir for a minute. The mixture should now look like this.
Mixture after adding the spice powders and soy sauce
Mixture after adding the spice powders and soy sauce
  • Add the finely chopped coriander stem and mix well for 30 seconds. The coriander stem imparts an almost rustic yet fresh flavour to this dish. This is one of the key ingredients to this dish.
Finely chopped coriander stems
Finely chopped coriander stems
  • Add the cubed chicken to this mixture and stir well for about 2 minutes on med-high flame. Now reduce the flame down to medium heat to ensure chicken gets cooked evenly.
Chicken added to the mix
Chicken added to the mix
  • Two to three minutes later the chicken should be cooked through. Check for salt. Now add a pinch of sugar, which helps balance the flavours beautifully.
  • Your Tom-On Soy Chicken is now ready. You can serve this with steamed rice or noodles. This also makes a perfect accompaniment to hot phulkas and parathas and also goes well with a bun-pav
Tom-On Soy Chicken
Tom-On Soy Chicken

So what cuisine does Tom-On Soy Chicken fall under… I shall let you decide !!
This post was dedicated to my reader Miss Ruta K who had requested an easy and quick chicken recipe which she could make for her younger brother who loves his chicken. I hope you enjoy and make this recipe Ruta.
I would love to hear from all of you! Do leave me a line or two in the comments below. If you have any special recipe requests you can also email me on mumbaitomelbourne@gmail.com. Have a splendid week ahead.

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