Kozhi Ada ~ Chicken Patties
Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Malabar
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Serves: 4
  • 250 gm boneless chicken cubes
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 5-6 curry leaves
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups wholewheat flour (aatta)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Water as required
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Oil for deep frying
  1. Combine the chicken cubes, turmeric, chilli and garam masala powders, along with salt in a pressure cooker and cook for three whistles. Switch off and allow the pressure to go by itself.
  2. Open the lid and cook on high till the stock coats the chicken. Allow to cool. Shred and set aside.
  3. In a fry pan, heat the oil, splutter mustard seeds. Saute the curry leaves for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add the onion and cook till soft. Add the chilli and cook for a few minutes.
  5. Add in the turmeric powder and cumin powder and cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. Add the pulsed chicken and mix well. Cook on low flame for around five minutes. Adjust the salt and switch off the flame. Allow to cool.
  7. In a deep bowl, add the wholewheat flour and salt. Add sufficient water to mix into a soft pliable dough. Knead well for around 10 minutes.
  8. Finally coat with the oil and knead for another minute. Leave the dough to rest for a minimum of 15 minutes.
  9. Take one lime sized ball and roll into a medium sized disc. The disc should neither be too thick nor too thin.
  10. Place a teaspoon of the chicken filling on one side, fold the other side to close the disk. Seal the edges by slightly rolling it tightly. Keep on a well oiled surface.
  11. Repeat till the dough and the chicken mixture is exhausted.
  12. Heat oil in a deep kadai enough to sink the patties. Once oil is really hot, reduce flame to medium and fry each patty till both the sides are golden brown in color.
  13. Drain on kitchen towels.
  14. Serve as is, or with tomato ketchup, chilli sauce, etc. - the choice is yours!
The filling is how I make it. You can make your normal chicken filling. You can also use mutton or beef for making the filling.
All purpose flour is normally used for the patty. However, at home, umma and I use aatta to make it healthier. You can use a mix of two as well.
Recipe by The Big Sweet Tooth at https://www.thebigsweettooth.com/kozhi-ada-chicken-patties/