To marinate Chicken
For making Chicken Masala
For making dough
For making chicken Masala
Combine the chicken with all the ingredients mentioned for marinating chicken.
Place a saucepan over medium heat, add the chicken to the pan and cook covered till chicken has cooked well and the water has dried off. Let cool down and shred the chicken using your hands or a wooden spoon. Keep aside.
Place a pan over medium heat, add oil.
Add chopped onion, season with salt and cook till translucent.
Add ginger-garlic paste and green chilies, combine well and cook till onions turn golden brown.
Add the cooked and shredded chicken along with garam masala, combine well. Taste and add more salt if needed.
Add chopped coriander, mix well and cook for a few seconds. Remove the pan from the heat and keep covered.
For making the dough
In a large bowl, combine the wheat flour, All-purpose flour and salt. Add water little by little and knead it to a soft dough. Add oil over the kneaded dough and combine well.Keep aside for 5 minutes.
Make small balls out of the dough. To a couple of the balls, add the colour of your choice and knead well till the dough is evenly coloured.
Roll the coloured dough on a wooden board to a thin round shape, dust with flour while rolling to prevent from sticking.
Using a sharp knife, cut into long strips or ribbons of equal lengths, Keep aside.(For making shapes: use small heart shaped or star or flower shaped cookie cutters). Press the cutters on the coloured dough and make the shapes. Keep aside.
Roll the other dough balls into medium sized round shapes. Place the chicken masala on the center of the dough.
Fold both the sides and then the ends, use little water to glue them. It will resemble to a square shaped box.
Wrap the box with the 2 coloured ribbons: vertically and horizontally. Use little water to glue the ribbons.
Place the heart shape or star or flower on the centre where the 2 ribbons meet, use little water to glue the shape on the ribbons.
Heat a frying pan over medium heat, add enough oil to fry, let the oil turn hot.
Place the chicken gift box into the oil and deep fry till both the sides turn golden in colour. Transfer to a paper towel. Serve warm with tomato ketchup or any sauce of your choice.
By Ria Samuel