Chicken roll is a favorite snack of Oriyas. Oriyas love to eat non veg - or should I say love food ? When I was in school, once a year, mom would send either chicken roll or mutton roll to school for lunch. That day I would ask her to make 10 of them, so that I could share it with at least 9 other friends! In India, you have to ask the butcher to make the kheema and make sure he gives you the best pieces of the meat. Of course if it is busy day, the butcher refuses to give you kheema... It used to be an ordeal to get this done and was a yearly speciality!
Over here, I make this for Friday night dinners, since it is so easy to make and the kids love it too. Last week, my daughter asked for it be packed for school lunch too! Dejavu!
This goes to Vicky's invite to post for the potluck chicken event ! This is a perfect potluck appetizer. Make the chicken ready from before. Chop the onions, chillies and coriander and keep aside. Warm the tortillas and let everyone assemble it as per their taste!
1 pound of minced chicken
1/2 cup vinegar for marinate
1 table spoon ginger-garlic pase
1/2 tea spoon of coriander powder
1/2 tea spoon of chili powder
1 tea spoon of garam masala
1/2 tea spoon of turmeric powder
2 large onions chopped
Mint or coriander leaves for garnish
Salt to taste
2-3 Table spoon Oil for cooking chicken
Tortillas or maida parathas
Marinate the minced chicken in vinegar, salt, turmeric, chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala overnight. (if you can't, marinate for 1 hr).
Put the pan and add the oil.
Add 3/4th of the cut onions and fry until it turns golden brown. Add the marinated chicken and keep stirring for 10-15 minutes, until the water from the chicken evaporates.
Add an additional salt and garam masala and take it off the oven.
Make maida parathas or normal wheat parathas if you want. If you are serving in a potluck, use warm tortillas.
Put the chicken on the paratha, add chopped fresh onions, mint leaves (substitute with coriander leaves if you don't have mint) and green chillies (if you like it spicy). Roll and eat fresh!
Easy to make and kid friendly!