I am basically a lazy mom. I know – my blog doesn’t show that, but I really am! If one day, I cook up 10 dishes, I can go about without cooking anything for the next 10 days. I don’t know if it is exhaustion or sheer laziness. I have these spikes in my enthusiasm graph which can literally hit the bottom on some days. 😀 Actually, at the stage I am in now, I am literally at the bottom, not cooking much or instead depending on quick fixes. One thing I have come to realize is that my kids tend to like all my phataphat stuff rather than what I prepare with so much elaboration! 😕 I don’t know whether I need to rejoice on it or feel sad – rejoice, yes, as it makes my lazy bone happy, and sad, yes, as it makes the hyper blogger in me upset! 😉
Today’s post is just an example of how lazy I can get. At times, we get rotisserie chicken especially when we go out early and come back late. Ever since I am veg, I only have the khuboos and hummus. HD and kids would fight over the legs and other bony parts of the chicken and what comes back is the fleshy breast portion. This duly goes into an airtight container and is kept in the fridge, waiting for its turn to be recycled. If I have puff pasty sheets, I make pot pies, which the kids love, or else it is this dish that turns up. Normally I make only the chicken and serve it with chapathi or khuboos, but since I had frozen parathas in my freezer, I thought why not do a little twist! Now this features each time I have some leftover chicken. The kids love it, the men also love it and I don’t have to make any sides to go with it. 😉 Total lazy recipe… hehe…
Chilli Chicken Paratha (Cheat version!)
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
- 3 green chillies minced
- 2 medium onions minced
- 1 large tomato chopped
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
- 1 1/2 cup shredded cooked chicken from leftover rotisserie chicken
- 1/4 tsp garam masala
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chopped coriander leaves as desired
- 8 ready-made frozen parathas
- Heat oil in a saucepan and briefly fry the ginger garlic paste.
- Add in the onions and chillies and saute till wilted.
- Add in the tomato and cook for a couple of minutes.
- Add in the powders and saute till the raw smell is gone.
- Add the shredded chicken, the garam masala, salt and pepper and toss well. Check for seasoning.
- Cook on low for around 5 minutes. Add in the coriander leaves and switch off. The stuffing is ready.
- Divide the stuffing into 4 equal portions.
- Heat a pan till hot. Keep on low flame.
- Take out one paratha and put it on the pan. Spread one portion of the filling evenly on it.
- Take another paratha and press it on top. Seal the sides by pressing with your fingers.
- Flip after sometime to cook the other side. Flip a couple of times till both sides are well browned.
- Repeat with the other 6 parathas - total you will make 4.
- Serve warm as is or with some raita and pickle!