Sunday, May 6, 2012

Girl Power

Birthday Pie

Today is Anu’s birthday and I still remember coming back from St. Martha’s hospital elated that I had a baby sister.  In fact as Mummy was going to the hospital, Asha & I were shouting "Have a girl, have a girl, " much to Kenny’s annoyance who wanted a boy.  The girls won hands down and three to one was always the winner.  Decided to make a Breadfruit Pie today since Anu likes to cook unusual food and  also had some breadfruit and was wondering how to use it up.  This is a quick and toothsome savoury dish.  Happy Birthday Anu.  We will think of you when we consume this utterly scrumptious Breadfruit Chicken Pie.

The Recipe
300gms chicken (breast)mince, washed and drained; 200gms breadfruit, boiled and mashed well; 1 large onion, chopped; 2 green chillies, minced; 2 tbsp methi leaves, washed and chopped; 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste; 1 bunch coriander leaves, chopped; 2 spring onions, minced fine;1 large egg;  ¼ cup grated cheese; ¼ cup fine breadcrumbs; 2 tbsp oil; salt to taste.

Cook chicken mince in a non stick pan without adding water until cooked and all liquid has evaporated..  Heat oil in another pan and stir fry onions, methi leaves, coriander leaves, chillies, spring onions and ginger garlic paste until onions are glazed and the mixture well cooked.  Add the mince.   Remove from fire and stir in the mashed breadfruit, egg salt to taste and mix together.  Transfer to oiled pyrex  dish and level the top with a wet spoon.  Sprinkle breadcrumbs evenly on top and then repeat with the grated cheese.  Bake in a preheated oven at  200C for 40 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown.  Serve hot with crusty bread or parathas.  Both taste good.

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