People always remind me with those articles, that talk about quick appetizers/snacks for an unexpected guests. Who is going to visit me after all? Okay, If you decide to show up at my house, without prior notice, well…expect a snack something like this! But still, I cannot argue over a snack that can be whipped in no time together, using only staple at home. It highly depends/differs in each home. Anyhow, potatoes and breadcrumbs are my favorite cheater ingredients!!!
On the other day, I was in need a of an emergency appetizer that required minimal effort. There should be some sort of our favourite childhood snack, but how often do we reinvent it to suit the adult palate? This is one such recipe, which I tweaked for myself in few minutes. As these are usually made with cheese or potatoes, back home…I adjusted with quintessential chicken for a change.
I had a long chat with my brother yesterday, who stirred up all the nostalgic days of our childhood!
Jab Mein Choti Thi:
Chicken shredded & cooked 1 cup
Potatoes cooked & mashed 1 cup
Onion chopped 1 cup
Turmeric 1/4 spoon
Chili powder 1/2 spoon
Garam masala powder 1/2 spoon
Egg Whites 1/4 cup
Fine vermicelli 1 cup
Oil for deep frying.
In a wide wok, heat few spoons of oil. add chilies, ginger-garlic paste, onions and salt. Fry real good.
Add cooked chicken and potatoes…mix well. Add turmeric, chili and garam masala powders. Fry real good till aromatic. Garnish with cilantro leaves.
Now shape them into ping pong sized balls…dip them in egg whites and roll them in vermicelli.
Deep fry till nice and crisp, enjoy with tea.