When masala tv started broadcasting, it changed the whole concept of the food industry in Pakistan,It basically gave access to someone sitting at home , who had no idea about cooking , a "how to" manual about anything and everything food related.Nothing was off limits any more.I swear, no where in the world has chicken been cooked in so many different ways ;)
I have learned alot from Pakistani food channels.At one time i was an avid viewer of BBC food. But unlike the professional chefs on BBC food , our local chefs have no qualms about sharing their techniques and little tips and tricks that make what we eat in restaurants so unique.
I am a big fan of Chef Zakir.This is one of the very first recipes he shared on air.He called it "Chicken croquettes". Now i have no idea what a "croquette" is, i have googled it, and the dish does not resemble what i am making today at all;)
so i don't know why chef chose to call his dish a "croquette" but who cares? right ;)
Here we go than.....
chicken: 4-5 pieces (boiled and shredded)
Onion: 1 (medium) finely chopped
salt: To taste
White pepper powder: 1 tsp
Black Pepper powder : 1 tsp
Red chilli powder: Half tsp
Cumin: half tsp
Corn flour: Half tbsp
Mint Chutney: As needed
Bread:As many slices as required
Potato: 1 (boiled, finely chopped)
Ketchup & mint leaves to garnish
Combine the shredded chicken and onions.
If you dont have the cookie cutters.just cut in simple square or triangles.
Garnish with ketchup and mint leaves.
- Fry in hot oil , otherwise the bread will absorb too much oil.
- You can change the quantity of spices according to your taste (Pakistani food is spicey,that why i love it).
- Drain on kitchen towel before serving.
- Can be kept in an air tight food container in the fridge for 2-3 days.