Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Tandoori Chicken Rolls
I want some meaty pastry for the evening snack, and decided to be less lazy and make some. Those pastry I bought some time back is screaming to be baked anyway. And... plain potato filled curry puffs that we normally buy anywhere is way too boring this time around. I always find it more satistying to make your own home cooked meals... :-P
Previously, I made these curried chicken rolls and everyone loved it. Back then, we made our own pastry. This time, too lazy to make the pastry - it is widely available in the frozen food section of any supermarket, and it is so convenient to just grab a pack!
To add some twist to my previous version of the rolls, I used tandoori as the flavour. Yummy. Seriously...
:: Ingredients ::
1 pack frozen puff pastry
2 tablespoon tandoori powder mix
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped spring onions (optional)
1/2 carrot, grated
1 potato, cut to small cubes
1 green onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
A dash of salt & pepper
1 tablespoon breadcrumbs
Some milk for glazing
Some white sesame seeds for sprinkling
What I did was to stir fry some of the ingredients, before rolling them for baking. Marinade the mince chicken with the tandoori powder before hand.
Fry the onions, garlic until aromatic. Add in minced chicken and potato, stir fry. Add in a dash of salt & pepper, finish with that lemon juice to enhance the tandoori taste. Let it cool for 10 minutes.
Add in the grated carrots, spring onions and bread crumbs and combine well.
Pre-heat the oven and grease the baking tray with some butter.
Place a layer of pastry in front of you, pour on a spoonful of the chicken mixture, and roll them. It was slightly difficult initially, but I got used to this after the first try. The chicken mix might come out from the sides of the rolls, but you can fill it up again by just adding some meat in and stuff it a little. :-)
Repeat for the remaining pastry and, when you're done, glaze the top part with some milk, and sprinkle sesame seeds generously... I love sesame seeds and, as you can see, I am very generous with it!
Bake in the oven until pastry turns golden brown. Serve with chili sauce, or mint sauce.
This was really nice... I liked it very much! I did deep fry one of them, just to try, bu it turned out rather oily and I do not like it that way... Pastry are best baked in the oven!