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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Indian Style Chicken Meat Loaf.

Minced chicken-500gms
Onion medium minced-1
Green chili minced-2
Fried cashew nuts( broken to small pieces)-25
Red chili powder-1tsp(+/-)
Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
Salt to taste
Oil required
Egg beaten- 2( one for the minced chicken and other for egg wash)

Masala paste ingredients 
( grind below ingredients to fine paste adding couple of tbsp water)
Ginger minced-2"
Garlic clove minced-6
Shredded coconut-1/4cup
Cumin/ Jeera seeds-1tsp
Fennel seeds/ Sombu-2tsp
Green cardamom-1
Cinnamon stick-1"

1.In a large bowl combine minced chicken, minced onion, minced green chili, ground masala paste, red chili powder, turmeric powder, fried cashew nuts, 1 beaten egg and required salt. Mix all ingredients together well with the fingers.
2.Grease a meatloaf or cake pan with required butter or oil. Pr- heat oven at 400F, place the chicken mixture inside the meatloaf pan( make sure they are loosely packed, otherwise chicken may not cook perfect). Brush top of the chicken meatloaf with a beaten egg.
3.Place the meatloaf pan in the center rack of the oven. Bake chicken meatloaf for 20 to 30mins until the top turns to golden brown color. Once the chicken meatloaf is fully cooked, place meatloaf on a wire rack and allow to cool.
4.Cut meatloaf into thick slices, serve with rice, roti, bread or enjoy as it is.

Indian Chicken Patties for sandwiches and burgers.

Use the above minced chicken mixture to make yummy chicken patties for sandwiches or burgers. Follow the above method till step one, shape the minced chicken mixture into equal sized balls. Flatten these balls in between palms to make patties, heat a griddle or a tawa, place the chicken patties on the hot griddle and smear with butter or oil. Cook these chicken patties on both sides until it turns golden brown and tender.

For Indian Chicken Sandwich-take 2 slices of toasted bread, place a chicken patty on one bread top with grated cheese and ketchup, place a lettuce leaf on chicken patty and cover with another slice of bread.
For Indian Chicken burger-Do the above sandwich method with burger buns.

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