Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mushroom + Kheema Chappatti wraps

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Ground Chicken - 250 gm ( or use boneless chicken pieces, mince it before or after cooking with some salt and pepper)
Garlic chopped - 2 cloves
Ginger chopped - a small piece ( optional)
Cinnamon stick - 1 small or 1/4 tea spoon of ground cinnamon
Soya sauce - 1 tea spoon
Salt to taste
Hot water or chicken stock - 3/4 cup

Mushroom - 250 gm
Garlic chopped - 1 clove
Onion finely chopped - 1 small
Cardamom - 3-4
Cloves - 4
Star anise - 1
Black pepper - 4-5 or 1/8th tea spoon of ground back pepper
Red chili powder - 1/2 to 1 tea spoon( per your heat level)
Coriander powder - 1/2 tea spoon
Juice of lemon - 1 tea spoon( optional)
Chopped Parsley or any other herb of your choice - a handful .


Heat 1 spoon oil in a pan and add ground meat , saute well , breaking the lumps with back of spoon . Add salt to taste and saute till its no longer pink. Add chopped ginger , garlic , cinnamon and soy sauce and saute for another couple of minutes. Add water or chicken stock and cook it covered for 20-25 minutes , or until it is cooked( add more water if needed) . Uncover the pan and simmer for a couple of minutes until it is dry. Set aside.

Heat one spoon of oil in another pan and add chopped finely onions and saute for 6-7 minutes and add chopped garlic. Saute till it starts to brown. Meanwhile lightly crush cardamom , cloves , star anise , and black pepper in a mortar and pestle or coffee grinder and add to the pan . Toss it well.

Add red chili powder , coriander powder and juice of lemon(if using) and fry for a minute or so . Add chopped mushrooms saute for a couple of minutes and add prepared meat mixture, parsley and simmering saute for some time , till it is mixed with all the masala , mushrooms are cooked and it is done and dry . Takes like 7-8 minutes .

Take a Chapatis or a Tortilla in a foil , keep a small portion of the kheema and wrap it.

Mushroom Cutlet

Mushroom - 8 oz
Onion finely chopped - 1 medium
Garlic crushed - 3 cloves
Ginger crushed - a 1 " inch piece
Green chili chopped - 1 or 2
Garam masala - 1 tsp
Chili powder - 1/4 tsp (optional)
Curry leaves chopped (optional)
Salt to taste

Potato boiled, peeled and mashed - 1 medium

Egg - 1
Plain bread crumbs as needed
Oil to fry

Bring to boil 3 cups of water in a cooking vessel and add mushrooms .
Cook it covered for 2 minutes. Switch off flame and drain the mushrooms
Pat dry it with a kitchen towel .
Finely chop it using a knife or put in a food processor and give 3-4 pulse .
Heat oil in a pan and add chopped onions and fry for 7-8 minutes.
Add crushed ginger, garlic and green chilies and fry for 3-4 minutes
Add chopped mushrooms and saute till the water evaporates.( 8-10 minutes)
Add garam masala , salt to taste and curry leaves and fry till it is well sauteed
Switch off the flame and let it cool.
Add the mashed potato with the mushroom mix and combine it well using your hands.
Make small balls with it , keep it in your palm , and give a gentle press to shape it into a thick circle.
Dip it in beaten egg, roll it in bread crumbs and deep fry till it is golden and done.
Be sure to keep it in a medium flame for even cooking. Drain on kitchen towels
Serve warm