Thai Basil Chicken (Gai Pad Krapow)
Chicken mince: 1 kg
Olive/Sesame/Chilli oil: 2 tbsp
Garlic, finely chopped: 1 tbsp
Onions, finely chopped: 2
Fresh red chillies: 3
Fresh green chillies: 3
Fish sauce: 1 tbsp or more (to taste)
Brown sugar: 1 tsp
Soy sauce: 1.5 tsp
Kaffir lime/ Gondhoraj Lebu, zest and juice: 2
Basil leaves: 1/2 cup
1. In a deep-bottomed non-stick wok, add the oil and allow to heat up. Throw in the onions and cook on medium high heat till soft and translucent. Add the garlic and continue to stir for another 2 minutes.
2. Now add the chicken mince. Break it into crumbly pieces as you go on stirring it. Cook till the chicken is almost done.
3. Now add the chillies, fish sauce, brown sugar, lime zest and juice, soy sauce and fish sauce and stir the whole thing. Check for seasoning and in case you need more add more fish sauce or a little bit of salt.
4. Add the basil leaves and and cook till they are wilted.
5. Serve as a starter.