Sunday, June 28, 2015

Irachi Pathiri Sandwich

Irachi Pathiri is a Malabar special Muslim dish. It is usually made with meat/chicken masala stuffed in flour poori, deep fried and again shallow fried with egg mixture on it. I have tried to avoid the deep frying part by using bread instead flour dough. It is definitely worth a try!

  1. White bread slices, big- 8
  2. Minced chicken  - 150gm
  3. Onion , chopped - 1 medium
  4. Green chilli, chopped - 1
  5. Ginger - chopped - 1/2 tsp
  6. Garlic, chopped - 1 tsp
  7. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  8. Chilli powder - 1/2-1 tsp
  9. Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Oil - 1 tsp + 3 tbs
  12. Sugar - 1 tsp
  13. Cardamom  powder - a pinch
  14. Egg - 2
  15. Milk - 1/2 cup

  1. Heat a tsp of oil in a non stick pan
  2. Saute ginger, garlic, green chilli and onion in the oil
  3. When onion is translucent and lightly browned, add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and saute for 1 more minute
  4. Add minced chicken and salt and mix well and fry till chicken is cooked very well
  5. Remove chicken mixture from flame.
  6. Trim off the hard sides of the bread slices
  7. Spoon the chicken masala to the centre of 1 bread slice , wet the sides of the bread slice ends on all four sides with water
  8. Take another slice of bread and wet the sides with water and top the bread slice with chicken masala like as sandwich
  9. Stick all four sides by squeezing the wet edges of both slices together. Take care not cut the bread slices
  10. Repeat the same rest of the 6 slices too. So now you have 4 sets of sandwiches.
  11. To make the egg custard mixture, mix egg, sugar, cardamom, milk and a pinch of salt in a flat bottomed bowl and keep aside.
  12. Heat a flat pan with 2 tbs of oil to roast the sandwich
  13. Dip both sides of sandwich in the egg custard mixture. There should be an egg custard coating on both sides of sandwich
  14. Roast the sandwich in the hot pan covered.
  15. Turn the sandwich once the bottom side has browned a bit (take care not to burn it) and cook the other side till browned
  16. Move the roasted sandwich to a kitchen tissue to soak up extra oil
  17. Repeat steps from 13 to 16 for all four sets. Cut it diagonally and serve warm!

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