Absolutely lipsmacking parcels, made with samosa sheets, stuffed with shredded chicken, lots of cheese and bites of jalapeno for the kick…
Let’s talk about the climate, shall we? 🙂 When I was home, the first week was really hot and uncomfortable, with hardly any breeze. As the days moved by, rain became an on-and-off happening. However, the week before I was coming back, it started raining heavily most of the time with intermittent thunder and lightening. Sometimes, the thunder was so noisy that it felt like the house would just tumble on you. Having said that, the rains have been incessant in several parts of Kerala, which is very unlike this time of the year. The rivers and small waterways are flooding and it is causing panic. In short, it reminds of the terrible floods the state had two years in a row and the situation is very similar. Alhamdulillah, both my and HD’s places are comparitively safer, but my heart goes out to those who are living in fear. I had read this and isn’t it so true – Rain is enjoyable till your roof leaks… It was a Malayalam phrase, just that I tried to lousily translate it to English… Let us pray and hope for the best…
Meanwhile, here in UAE, there are still no signs of the good climate. Yes, the temperatures have dropped to below 40s and it is comfortable, but only in batches. Most of the time, it is absolutely uncomfortable. Sometimes the humidity just catches up. It has been cloudy on and off but the sun is still relentless. Just hoping that the good climate eases in as soon as possible, especially with the Expo 2020 on, which is an outdoor event… I visited once and covered hardly a section. With the theme of sustainability, it is interesting to note the view of various countries towards that theme… It is surely not a one-day occurence, and I am hoping to go there more, especially during the morning hours, provided the climate gets better, InShaAllah…
Let us keept that aside and go on to post the recipe for the day… We all love fried stuff any time of the day. Especially, as Indians, fried food is associated with a cup of chai and chill weather. Hehe… Even though the flavors of this square shaped “samosas” are not exactly Indian flavors, this is definitely going to hit all the boxes if you are looking for some really easy, uncomplicated deliciousness. I had seen this recipe through the reels on Instagram, so very similar to my chicken cheese parcels but easier. Is it just me, or are you feeling like Instagram is becoming like TikTok day in and day out? I can’t absolutely stand TikTok and now I am forced to see very similar content on IG as well. Anyway, moving off from that coming back to the patties… It helps that it gives new ideas when you feel distraught… 😀
So the recipe had a very similar filling but was dunk into egg, coated with bread rumbs and deep fried. I skipped that part and decided to keep only the filling and also make it easier by shaping it like boxes. That way, you don’t have to be paranoid about having perfect triangles. 😉 The filling is really easy – cooked and shredded chicken, lots of cheese and jalapeno bites as per your respective spice levels. Once shaped, shallow fry them and sink your teeth in. The flavors are so amazing that you will forget that this recipe was really simple. It will disappear in no time, I promise… Off to this super simple recipe…
Cheesy Chicken Jalapeno Parcels
- 200 gm chicken breast
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1-2 tbsp cream cheese
- Grated mozarella cheese as required
- Chopped jalapeno as required
- 20 samosa sheets
- Oil for shallow frying
- Cook the chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder till done. Allow to cool.
- Shred the chicken and mix in the cream cheese. Adjust seasoning. Divide into 10 equal portions and set aside.
- Use two samosa sheets overlapping one over the other. Put one portion of the chicken in the center, sprinkle mozarella cheese and jalapeno as required, fold and seal the edges using flour roux.
- Repeat with the rest of the mixture till done.
- Heat enough oil to shallow fry in a flat pan, and fry both sides till golden brown.
- Serve warm with dips of your choice.