Thursday, 17 October 2013

Chicken Packets

Hey just because am posting regularly, it does not mean that am totally free. Am just taking a short creative break after series of exam. How can I drop my passion? How can I just post a recipe, even without telling a Hi to you?
These days, as I told you, am feeding Arun with lot of my new experiments. Then, why am I not posting them? I have captured most of them but as I said before time is a constraint. Any how I couldn’t refrain myself from posting this snack. I love preparing snacks for tea. In fact, we always love to have something spicy for tea. A spicy snack and hot tea is really a good combination. What do you say?

Coming to the recipe, this is my own recipe. I really dint know how to name it. Yeah… “nomenclature” of new innovations are always difficult. I thought of a few... chicken fold? Chicken pack? Chicken box? (My God it sounds like chicken pox!!!!) Finally I called them chicken packets. I think I have shown justice to the snack as well as name. What is your opinion? Doesn’t it look like cute chicken packets???
They are healthy, as I have included whole wheat. They are neither shallow fried nor deep fried. (Cooked the same way how I prepared Erachi Pathiri. Remember?) It an easy recipe. Definitely, Moms will love it as they can pack a variety lunch box/ snack for their kid.

Enjoy your tea time with chicken packets and a hot cup of tea J

For Packets:
All purpose flour : 1/2 cup
Whole wheat flour : 1/2 cup
Baking powder : 1/4tsp
Water : 1/4 cup
Salt : To taste
For Filling:
Boneless chicken : 100 gm / ½ cup (I used cubed chicken  breast)

Onion : 1 big, finely chopped into lengthwise
Ginger garlic paste : 1 tsp
Green chilli : 2, finely chopped
Pepper powder : 1 tsp / according to taste
Soya sauce : 1 tsp
Coriander leaves : 2 tbsp
Salt : To taste
Oil : As 2-3 Tbsp
For Packets:
  1. Mix together the flours, baking powder, salt and add water. Knead to a smooth dough and keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Divide the dough to 5 balls.
  3. Roll each of them in to a circular sheet using a rolling pin. 
  4. Cut the edges and make it into a square shape sheet. Keep them aside until you make your filling.
For Filling:
  1. Shred the uncooked chicken into length wise strips using your hands. You can also cut it into 2" long strips.
  2. Saute onion in oil until they turn translucent.
  3. Add shredded chicken and salt to it.
  4. Add ginger garlic paste and saute till you get a nice aroma.
  5. Add chopped green chillies, pepper and soy sauce.
  6. Cover and cook for 10 minutes or until the chicken gets cooked. ( It cooks in less time as chicken is shredded in to thin strips). The filling should be dry but juicy. 
  7. Finally, add coriander leaves and mix well.

  1. Keep the filling at the center of the square sheet of dough.1-2 tsp should be fine. (Quantity of filling depends on the size of the rolled out dough sheet).
   2. Bring the edges together towards the center. Slightly press the edges to form firm packets.

   3. Brush the packets with oil.
   4. Grease a hot skillet with oil. 
   5. Place the folded end downwards. Cook it on medium flame till you get light golden brown patches on             lower side. Press the corners firmly with the spatula towards the skillet so that they are in good contact         with the skillet for even cooking. Turn upside down and cook the opposite side.
   6. Gently press with spatula so that the packet will puff up slightly. Turn and cook both sides till they are            done.
Serve hot with tomato sauce and hot tea!!!

1 comment:

  1. I would be glad if u could parcel me two of those packet :)) Looks really yummy.


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