Chicken And Lentil Calzone

CHICKEN AND LENTIL CALZONE

Hello guys, welcome to my cozy corner again. Today I am going to share a recipe of Chicken And Lentil Calzone which is my version of Calzones that I came across reading in some magazine. A Calzone is an oven-baked, folded pizza which originated in Naples in the 18th century. It is generally prepared from a salted dough, filled with ham, chicken, vegetables, lots of cheese and also an egg. And my idea of making it is a bit simpler which has some lentil and minced meat fried in light spices and onions. It is an easy recipe which you can try as a snack. I hope you will like it. So, here is the recipe—

  1. Chicken Keema – 200 gms
  2. Chana Dal – 100 gms
  3. Onion – 2
  4. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1/2 tsp
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  6. Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Fennel Powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Dry Mango Powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  11. Salt – According to taste
  12. Sugar – A pinch

For the calzone wrappers:

  1. Refined Flour – 400 gms
  2. Baking Powder – 1/4 tsp
  3. Vegetable Oil – 2 tsp
  4. Water – for making the dough

STEPS

Step 1

Take refined flour in a bowl. Add baking powder and oil in it. Make a pliable dough from it. Chop the onions finely. Boil the chana dal.

Step 2

DSC03585_20190126045946019.jpgTake a pan, add oil. Now add the finely chopped onions. Add ginger garlic paste and saute. Now add spices, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder, fennel seed powder,garam masala, dry mango powder, sugar and saute it. Now add the chicken keema and saute for two minutes. Add some water and let the keema cook. Dry it up.

Step 3

Next, add the boiled chana dal and saute everything together for a minute. Cool it.

Step 4

To make the calzones, take one portion of the dough and make a small chapati from it. Fill some of the keema batter in the middle of the chapati, fold it from the middle and stick it to the other end of the chapati using some water. Do so for all of them.

Step 5

dsc03579_20190126050153193Take a pan again. Add vegetable oil. Drop the prepared calzones one by one in it and shallow fry them till crisp, browned and done. Soak any extra oil using a tissue paper.

Our Chicken And Lentil Calzone are ready. Serve it with mayonnaise or a dip of your choice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

 

 

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Mixed Veg And Panir Mini Parantha with Onion And Garlic Chutney

 MIXED VEG AND PANIR MINI PARANTHA WITH ONION AND GARLIC CHUTNEY

Hello and welcome to my cooking corner again. Hope you all are doing fine. Today I am going to make mini paranthas with vegetable and panir stuffing and I will serve it with onion and garlic chutney. I tried this idea for my kids and they liked it. I hope you too will try to make it sometime. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-For the parantha dough:-

  1. Refined Flour-400 gms
  2. Vegetable Oil-2 tbsp
  3. Water-For making dough

For the veggie filling:-

  1. Cauliflower-1/2 of 1
  2. French Beans-25 gms
  3. Carrot-25 gms
  4. Peas-25 gms
  5. Onion-1
  6. Panir or Cottage Cheese-25 gms
  7. Green Chillies-2
  8. Ginger-Garlic Paste-1/2 tsp
  9. Cumin Powder-1/2 tsp
  10. Garam Masala-1/2 tsp
  11. Dry Mango Powder-1/2 tsp
  12. Salt-According to taste
  13. Vegetable oil- For shallow frying
  14. Chat Masala-A pinch
  15. Grated Cheese-For garnish(optional)

STEPS

Step 1

To make the parantha dough take refined flour in a bowl. Add vegetable oil and using water make a pliable dough of it. Keep aside.

Step 2

dsc03474_20190105074053631For the stuffing, chop all the vegetables very finely and blanch them. Chop the onions and green chilies too very finely along with panir. Take a pan and add 2 tsp of oil in. Now add chopped onions, green chilies, ginger garlic paste and fry it. Now add the blanched veggies and remaining spices, cumin powder,garam masala, dry mango powder, salt, chat masala and fry for 1 more minute. Lastly, mix in the cubed panir. Let the veggie mix cool.

Step 3

To make the paranthas, take one portion of the dough and make out a chapati from it. Make another chapati. Now cut the two chapatis in four equal portions.

Step 4

To make the mini paranthas, take one part of the chapati and put 2 tbsp of filling on it. Now take the other chapati and place it on top of the first one. Seal it by pressing from the top and bottom sides and then make small curves on the edges with your fingers. Do so for all the remaining ones.

Step 5

Now take a pan for shallow frying of the paranthas. And brush it with some oil. Place the mini paranthas on it and shallow fry them till browned and crisp.

Note point-You can add some grated cheese on top of the veggie filling at the time of sealing the parantha.

OurMixed Veg And Panir Mini Paranthas are ready. Serve it with onion and garlic chutney.

Onion And Garlic Chutney

Ingredients:-

  1. Onion -1
  2. Ginger-A small piece
  3. Garlic Pods-2
  4. Red Chilly -2
  5. Peanuts- 1 tbsp
  6. Salt – According to taste
  7. Vegetable Oil-1 tbsp

STEPS

Step 1

Take a pan and roast all the ingredients except the last two. Let them cool.

Step 2

Take a chutney jar and add all the above-roasted ingredients in it. Add some water and grind it to a smooth paste.

Step 3

DSC03470_20190105085814611.jpgMix in some salt and vegetable oil. Serve it.

Our Onion And Garlic Chutney is ready.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

 

Shallow Fried White Yam

SHALLOW FRIED WHITE YAM

Hello and welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I will be making a very simple, tasty, snack idea called Shallow Fried White Yam. It is very healthy and a great way to pass time. There are many varieties of yam available in the market like purple yam, Chinese yam, water yam. I have chosen white yam here. I make it frequently and I hope you too will like it. So let’s start—

Ingredients:-

  1. White Yam-250 gms
  2. Gram or Wheat Flour-150 gms
  3. Salt-According to taste
  4. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  5. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  6. Coriander Powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Asafoetida-A pinch
  8. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  9. Dry Mango Powder-1 tsp
  10. Vegetable Oil-For shallow frying

STEPS

Step 1

Wash, scrape and cut the yam into slightly thick roundels.

Step 2

Mix the yam pieces with gram or wheat flour, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, asafoetida,garam masala, coriander powder, dry mango powder. Toss everything so that the spice mix is well mixed with the yam pieces. In coating, you can use rice flour too.

Step 3

DSC03311.jpgTake a pan. Smear it with oil and shallow fry the yam roundels till cooked, slightly crisp and browned. If need be, cook the yam covered with a lid. Cook it on a medium flame for five minutes. Then increase the flame on high and cook for two minutes. Add some chat masala before serving.

Our Shallow Fried White Yam is done. Serve it with sweet onion dip or any other dip of your choice. Serve it as an accompaniment to lunch or dinner platters or have it as a snack with some tea.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!