Saturday, September 25, 2010

Chicken Frankie

I had few leftover baked pieces of chicken breast. Was wondering what to make. Didn't want to make the same boring sandwiches. Wanted to try something different. How about some quick delicious Frankies (spicy, tangy chappati wraps).

6 chapatis (wheat or maida)(Can use leftover chappatis)
2 eggs beaten (for egg wash on the chappati)

1 chicken breast (boiled/roasted/baked) any leftover
1 medium capsicum sliced
2 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 green chilies, finely chopped (if u want it less spicy add only 1 chilly)
5-6 cloves of garlic, finely minced
1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and finely minced
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp red chili powder
2 tsp chaat masala
juice of ½ lime
salt & pepper, to taste
2 tbsp oil
1/2 onion minced (additional)

Preparation Method:

In a large pan on high heat, add 2 tbsp oil. When hot, add the onion fry until translucent. Then add the garlic, ginger and green chilies. Add the spices (turmeric, cumin powder, red chili powder, chaat masala, salt and pepper). Add the of Capsicum juliennes. Toss the chicken. Add the lime juice and a little of the freshly chopped cilantro leaves. Mix well and set aside to cool the filling.

To Assemble the Frankie :
In a large skillet on medium low heat, add 1 tsp of oil and add the chapati. Brush the egg wash on the chappati and turn. Let cook for a few minutes and brush the egg wash on the other side, turn again and cook for another minute.

Remove the chapati on a plate, Add few table spoons of the filling, sprinkle some finely minced raw onion (only if u like), sprinkle some chaat masala & roll the chappati. Serve it with green chutney or tomato ketchup or eat it plain.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

AAahhh.. Chicken Frankie, this not so ubiquitous snack is also very filling. It was very easy to make. All ingredients are normally available at home. The tanginess that the chaat powder and lime juice impart just mixes very well with the spice powders.

We had this for dinner, and it was a treat to wash it down with some good ole home cooked nutritous tomato soup.

Oh yeah... we had unexpected guests over and we impressed them with our snack.

Wonderful recipe!