Saturday, June 20, 2009

Chicken roll

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!

Ingredients
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

How To
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!





39 comments:

  1. Delicious rolls .... love rolls a perfect food for lunch box and travel... looks great :)

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  2. Healthy and delicious roll..easy to eat also,nice photos...

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  3. Wowow drooling rite now here, feel like picking the rolls from the pic!!!yummm!!

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  4. Aaah, who wud'nt want it...love it. Looks awesome...and you still call yourself 'I am not an expert in cooking'!! Wish you re-phrase the verse 'You're a good Cook'!!

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  5. Always love chicken roll. Yours looks real good! :-)

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  6. The roll looks so delicious! Surely kids favourite!

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  7. Wow chicken roll sounds good!

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  8. my God...its amazing to see the similarity between Bengali and Oriya khanas. I am learning a lot through your blog. I really miss the rolls of Calcutta though we recently discovered a nice place called Hangla for rolls at Mumbai.
    I make pretty good chicken rolls. BUT I can't make parathas. So I buy Sumeru's frozen Malabar Parathas. So hats off to you. And your rolls look yummy. Make me hungry after a heavy dinner!!!
    One difference though. From the photo I figured out that you finely chop the onions. We slice the onions in calcutta. Cheers, Kalyan

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  9. wow this looks sooo tempting!!!!

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  10. Thanks friends, I am glad you liked it...
    Have you been having trouble posting comments too ? I cant post at lots of my friends (like Padma's) blogs. I couldnt post to mine too...

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  11. Wow! so sumptuous !

    Thanks for your wonderful recipe!

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  12. Oh wow......love that spicy and juicy stuffing...looks yum....

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  13. Thats fantabulous.. iam a vegetarian..i'll try this roll with aloo:)thanks for the post dear:)

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  14. Looks very good.I am a vegetarian so i can appreciate the look of the food....both the roll n especially maida paratas...looks wonderful!

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  15. Chitra and Nitya - try it with fresh home made paneer. It tastes wonderful too...

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  16. Yummy Rolls...Perfect for outdoor gettogethers..

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  17. Wow ... delicious & yummy recipe ... Lokks great ...

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  18. Looks great and yummy presentation.Drop in sometime!!!!!

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  19. I love chicken rolls like this, especially from the street vendors.
    This looks so so delcious.

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  20. Chicken roll I love this very much...........

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  21. Oh..just love it..the pics are so so tempting ..!:)

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  22. lovely rolls....we used to pig out on rolls in cal, miss eating these! Thanks for visting my blog, hope to keep seeing you :)

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  23. hey somoo, just wanted to tell u about the cookie batter....not necessary that all cookie batters need to b refrigerated, but since the one i made were wafers, the batter needs to b hardened first.

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  24. thanks for visiting me..the chicken rolls look fab!!

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  25. Never tried oriya food before.. but your recipes seem realy interesting. Will keep coming back for more.

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  26. Friends - thanks for the lovely comments...
    I am having computer issues, cant post anything further until computer gets fixed...
    But thanks for dropping by!

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  27. hat looks like a great idea. WIll try it sometime!

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  28. Chicken roll looks so delicious I think a nice lunch box idea.

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  29. Yes my daughter took it for lunch in the last week of her school... I was thrilled....

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  30. Wow! i can i miss this post ? hey yummy rolls :)

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    your guideline is very good.Thank you.Please visit in chowringhee laxminagar Restaurant for test and variety in kathi roll..
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