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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Nameless Delight!

(Baked Bread stuffed with the goodness of vegetables, chicken and anything & everything healthy and tasty)
A dish without a name!

So dear friends, the onus lies on you to find one for this dish, once you read about it!
When visiting a cousin, she'd made this delicious preparation.
With hardly any time to note down or even hear the recipe, all she could say was "make it like a Cake sans the sugar but plus some salt and add anything as filling to it"...

She'd made it with chicken...when I decided to try out this Cake sans the sugar, I decided to make it more wholesome, and added chicken and some veggies too....

So without much ado, here goes the recipe...

Ingredient :
A. For the filling
1. Boneless Chicken pieces - 150-200gms
2.Onion finely chopped - 1
3. Cardamom-2
4.cinnamon stick - 1 (1" piece)
5. Bay leaf
6. Ginger + Garlic paste - 1 tsp
7.Carrot - blanched
8 Beans - blanched
9. Baby corn - 4-5 sliced
10. Butter - 2tbsp
11. Crushed pepper - 1 tsp
12. Chilli powder - 1 tsp (optional)

B. For the batter :
1. Flour - 2 cups (about 200gm)
2. Eggs - 3
3. Oil - 1 cup
4. Baking powder - 1tbsp
5. Salt - to taste
6. Crushed pepper corn - 6-8
7. Roasted Garlic sliced - (5-6 cloves of garlic) ** (I roasted the garlic as given here)
8. Butter - 1 tsp
9. Milk - 1 cup

C.For the final tempering
1. Butter - 1-2 tbsp
2. Red Chilli - Roasted and ground into flakes - 1 tsp
3. Roasted Garlic sliced

Procedure :
1. Take ingredients Sl. No. 1-6 in 'B' of Ingredients and pressure cook.
2. Chop the blanched carrot and beans into small cubes
3. In a wok, take some butter and when hot, add the sliced babycorn.
4. Fry till golden.
5. Add the cubed carrot-beans and stir fry. Add some salt and pepper.
6. Lastly add the boiled boneless chicken pieces and again saute for 2-3 minutes.
Keep aside

B. Batter
1. Whip 3 eggs and keep aside
2. As in making a cake, mix the flour and the baking powder well.
3. In a bowl, mix the whipped eggs, oil
4. Now in a big mixing bowl, mix together the flour+baking powder, egg+oil, salt, crushed pepper. Beat the mixture well
5. Now add the stirfired chicken-carrot-bean-babycorn into the batter .
6. Add some sliced roasted garlic
7. Mix well.

Preheat the oven for 5 minutes.

After spraying oil in a baking container, pour the chicken-vegetable containing batter

Bake at 180 deg Celsius for 25 minutes.

Insert a knife and if it comes out clean, it's done....else bake for another 5-10 minutes

Now in a skillet heat 2 tbsp of butter, add some roasted and flaked red chillies, slices of roasted garlic.
Now pour this butter-chilli flakes-garlic combo on the baked dish (as in chhaunk) The baked goody is ready to be sliced and eaten with some sauce.
*It makes a great breakfast dish ...
I had it with a cup of tea and finished off the breakbast with some fruits (a bowl of Papaya & Banana).

And so this is my entry to "EFM Theme - Breakfast Series" hosted by SriLekha of ME and MY KITCHEN . The logo for the event is ...

* Being a breakfast dish, this is my entry to 'SHOW ME YOUR BREAKFAST' hosted by Divya Vikram of DIL SE. The logo for the event is..

* It makes a great item to be packed in lunch box for kids along with some fruits ...
The chicken in the recipe can be removed or replaced with any or many of the following :
paneer/mushroom/cauliflower florets/carrot/bean/baby corn/corn kernel etc.

I gave some fruits (mango cubed) and hey presto! A wholesome nutrituous snack/light lunch box was ready!

This is my entry to CFK:HEALTHY LUNCH BOXES hosted by NEHA of TASTY RECIPES. The event was started by Sharmi of Naivedyam

The logo of the event is .....


Sharmila said...

Eta toh oshadharon ekta jinish! Eto gulo additions er poreo cake ta bhalo rise koreche mone hoye ... khub fluffy dekhacche! Darun hoyeche Sharmistha! :-)

Sharmistha Guha said...

Thank u ! Thank u!!
Kintu ekta naam dao na.... ;)

I was also sceptical...tai onekgulo chicken thaka shotteo added a small qtty, lest it does not rise! Next time aro chicken ,veggies debo...

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Hey nameless delight is looking so yumm and mouthwatering... nice entry to the event too....keep rocking

Sharmistha Guha said...

@Pavithra-Thanks! :)

Urmi said...

Durdanto recipe.Photo gulo r tar shathe description khubi sundor hoyechhe.Ami nischoi try korbo.

Rush said...


this one is cool..sad i cannot make it for breakfast, veggie i am but maybe anil will appreciate it!
maybe i will drop the chicken part!

pradipwritenow said...

The sugeested names are

Sharmila said...

Ami jokhon kono naam pai na , ingredients gulo line kore likhe di ;-)
Try " Healthy Bread Packed/Stuffed with Veggies/Greens & Chicken" ... and see the hits. :-)

Unknown said...

That is a really yummy filling breakfast! Thanks for sending it to Show Me Your Breakfast Event!

Sharmistha Guha said...

@Rush-You sure can drop the chicken!
Add whatever you want to....carrot, bean, corn kernels, mushrooms, little florets of cauliflower/broccoli/paneer...basically ANYTHING!!

@PB-WOW!! That's the scientist with a sense of humour speaking!!

@Sharmila-Good idea!

@DIvya - Thanks! Glad you liked it!

Sam said...

interesting!! will try this one out. need to obtain baking powder though.

Sudeshna said...

Sharmistha naam huje pele? Jodi na pao, how about chicken cake?

Neha said...

Nice entry , thanx for sending..

Unknown said...

this is my first visit to ur blog...must say that i love this recipe.will definitely try to make it for my daughter..thanks

Unknown said...

this is my first visit to ur blog...must say that i love this recipe.will definitely try to make it for my daughter..thanks

Unknown said...

this is my first visit to ur blog...must say that i love this recipe.will definitely try to make it for my daughter..thanks