Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Chicken Donuts





Chicken donut is one of snacks that sounded unique to me and I was quite fascinated by the whole idea of making it. As Ramadan is soon approaching, it would be great to try out new recipes before the holy Month begins. Did I tell you, I am going to spend my Ramadan and Eid in India for the first time, this year? Well, not really the first time, but the last time I fasted in India was when I was in 3rd grade, well over 2 decades and not much memory of that is in me. And I just managed to fast for a couple of days then as it was summer and was too hot. I am so looking forward to this Ramadan back home and I can’t tell you how much I am going to love it. Blogging and photo shooting will not work as much I do now or may be not at all. It would be perfect being away from UK this Ramadan and possibly few years of Ramadan as fasting hours are getting longer and it’s already 18 hours in the beginning of Ramadan, this year. It is going to be even longer next year and few years after that. I have been mourning ever since the last Ramadan about fasting this time of the year and the years to come when my parents suddenly planned to visit for a couple of months time. And I also planned to stick around, as usual.


Well, about these donuts, they are hassle free, and I sjust the matter of mixing up all ingredients and frying them. I know deep frying can put some off, but you can try this one with half the measurement. I tried these in a couple of days after I saw them at nimi’s space. Nimi is one of my childhood friends way back back in UAE and we got connected again few years back. She is a Cookbook author and her recipes are simple, unique and tastes great. These chicken donuts resemble alot like our Humble Uzhunnu Vada, aka Lentil Donuts. Dont get fooled byt its looks, it is quite varied in taste, texture and feel too.  It’s just the shape, that is similar and we totally loved it, hot.


Chicken Doughnuts
Makes around 20 -24
Recipe adapted from : Nimi

Ingredients:
1/2 kg chicken mince, cooked with touch of salt and a pinch of tumeric
4-6 green chillies chopped
1 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs
1 cup of all purpose flour
1-2 tbsp chickpea flour
1 tbsp ginger paste
1 tbsp garlic paste
1 ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
1 small onion, 60g, grated – ¼ cup
¼ cup chopped mint leaves
1/8 cup chopped curry leaves
¼ cup chopped coriander leaves
1 tsp black pepper powder
½ tsp baking powder
2 medium sized potatoes, 220g boiled and mashed
2 large eggs, 140g (lightly whisked)
salt to taste

Preparation:
1. Mix all the above ingredients with the minced chicken to make a dough.

2. Flour/ oil the work surface and flatten the dough with fingers to a thickness of 1 cm.

3. Cut out shapes with a donut cutter. Alternatively you can also flatten the dough in hand and using your finger, make a hole in the centre to get the donut shape. I made mine in hand, about 1 cm in width and 3 inches in diameter.

4. Heat oil about 3 inches high in a deep pan/Karahi.

5. Deep fry these chicken donuts in medium heat till golden brown. You would have to flip in between to brown both sides and it takes about 3-5 minutes per donut depending on heat.

N.B: Never turn the heat very high, as it would get your donuts charred outside and leaving the inner part uncooked. You can fry as many as th epan can hold, depending on the size of the pan you are using. Drain them on kitchen towel and serve hot along with ketchup, mayonnaise etc. This can be frozen and then reheated in microwave for later use.

This Chicken Donuts goes off to Kerala Kitchen event started by Rose of Magpiesrecipes.

31 comments:

Happy Cook / Finla said...

I am gonna make this too, but mostly i can never take pictures of food like this and blog as it is made in the evening and then I don't take pictures, but if i make i will post in mt FB, dosen't matter then if the pic is bad ;-)

Priti said...

Looks absolute delicious ...wish to grab a few :)

Mélange said...

That's such a novel idea Shabs..Your clicks look appetizing too..

Welcome home India for fasting and even more..Enjoy !

Chitra said...

perfect...looks so so inviting....lovely clicks too

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Wow.. never heard of the name..sounds very interesting..

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Reva said...

This is yummy yum... The presentation is awesome . The chicken doughnuts looks delicious..:)
Reva

Raksha said...

wow, yummy and innovative ones

Nitha said...

This is really an interesting one Shabs...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Wow...wonderful recipe...looks very tempting...beautiful clicks too...

Mallugirl said...

chicken vada? i thot they were parippu vada!! cool idea tho.

DD said...

this is very new to me..looks delicious :)
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JishasKitchen said...

OMG...that looks so tempitng and delicious...I am drooling over here, I just feel like grabbing one from the pic....yum

Mehnaz Kapadia said...

Maasha'Allah! This looks soo delicious! Thanks for sharing:)

divya said...

chicken donuts.. looks lovely and delicious...awesome clicks..:)

Sarah said...

Fantastic recipe and awesome pics!

Rinku Naveen said...

I am not a big fan of Uzhunnu vada but this one sounds yummy and sure to try.
As usual loved all ur clicks! :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Savoury donuts sounds like a nice idea...looks yum

miri goes phishing! said...

wow...this is really new to me...my husband is gonna love it if i make this....i'm sure to give it a try...:)

Priya said...

Even i bookmarked NImi's donuts, stunning and irresistible donuts..feel like having some..

cook from doha said...

this is really new........but thankx 4 posting this as i would make it in ramzan time when we would be always thinking what we will make for iftaar.............

An Open Book said...

it does look like chicken vada:)
i try not 2 deep fry things as far as possible..not just cos of health factor but because i invariably end up making a mess..clean cheyyan vayya:)

Plateful said...

This is some kinda telepathy Shabs...I usually buy frozen chicken doughnuts for my kids from the supermarkets here and I've always wanted to try making them at home, especially for Ramdan!! Ramadan is the time we are high on hot and spicy appetizers...kari pori illathe nombedukkan oru sugavumilla :) I was home for the first half of last Ramadan and I was so wanting to be in Qatar...naatil, especially nangalude naatil (Thrissur), nobinde oru feel kittilla.

Hey I saw your friend request on my gmail but I'll not be able to add anyone until I sort out the probs with my account - so sorry! Thanks for trying to befriend me, I can't wait to be friends with you on fb too :)

San said...

Chicken donuts hmmm sounds yummylicious shabs.Pics have come out really good.

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Manju said...

I opened my reader after ages today and that chicken donut title caught my eyes! It does look a lot like uzhunnu vada with chicken! :)

Rookie Qookie said...

This is too gud an idea..Lovely!

Nimi SunilKumar said...

Thanks da for trying this out!Ur clicks r gud..

Binitha said...

absolutely innovative...i shd try this one...

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Alia Dalwai said...

Hi! I am your new follower! I love your site! The doughnuts look lovely! Remind me of Ramadan!
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Chelong--Mary said...

Slurp! Slurp! Slurp...looks so yummy. Stunning clicks!

Anonymous said...

can v freeze it uncooked like we do with cutlets?

Sajna Aseef said...

Hi,
Could u post the recipe of Sweet Kichdi which we usually have for Ramdan!

Sajna

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