Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Chicken and Potato Bolani/ Afghan Flat breads along with Carrot Curd and Healthy Mango Milkshake

These days during fasting, I am so much into cooking that I will be searching each and every website or youtube video for a different variety of dishes during iftar. One such recipe is this afghan dish which can be prepared using chicken or with vegetables. But I used both chicken and potatoes to make the filling for bolani, which tasted yumm along with carrot raita.
Bolani is a traditional Afghani flatbread stuffed and baked. Bolani is low in carbohydrates, calories and rich in protein, fiber, and vitamins. We can have a choice of fillings like the chicken, potatoes, spinach and so on. Here I used chicken along with potatoes which were amazingly delectable.

In this the dough is stuffed with chicken- potato filling and then shallow fried to crispy golden brown. In these spring onions are used instead of onions, but I used regular onions. These can be shaped in semi-circle or triangle like I did. These taste good along with curd or any raita. I made carrot raita, which was appetizing.

These bolani, I tasted them for the first time in Costco, where they give samples of food on Saturdays and Sundays. These were so delicious that we ended up buying a couple of packets of bolani. Everybody will like them including the kids. A perfect for guests and during parties. Along with this, I made mango milkshake, in which I added honey instead of sugar which makes it healthy and for a small twist I added cardamom powder, which gave a different and unique taste. Try this out and let me know.
For dough:
  1. All Purpose Flour- 1 Cup
  2. Wheat Flour- 1 Cup
  3. Salt- as Required
  4. Water- for kneading
For Filling:
  1. Boneless Chicken- 1 Cup
  2. Potatoes- 2 nos
  3. Onions- 1 no
  4. Garlic Cloves- 3 nos
  5. Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  6. Turmeric Powder- ½ tsp
  7. Pepper Powder- 1 tsp
  8. Salt- as required
  9. Red Chilli flakes- 1 tsp
  10. Coriander Leaves- a bunch
  1. Knead the all-purpose flour, wheat flour and salt using water until the dough forms a ball. The dough should be neither sticky nor dry. Keep this covered with a damp cloth.
  2. Boil potatoes and boil chicken. Shred the chicken into small pieces, keep this aside. Mash the boiled potatoes and add this along with the shredded chicken.
  3. Add chopped onions, grated garlic, coriander powder, red chili flakes, turmeric powder, pepper powder, salt and chopped coriander leave.
  4. Mix well using the hand. Add a little water to make it sticky.
  5. Divide the dough into 8- 10 equal balls.
  6. Roll the dough into a round disc, scoop 2 tbsp of the chicken- potato filling and spread it on the dough disc leaving the edges.
  7. Fold the three sides in the form of a triangle and seal well. Pat well to remove any air pockets. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling.
  8. Heat a pan, smear 1 tbsp of oil and shallow fry on both the sides and enjoy with carrot curd.

Carrot Curd:
  1. Carrot- 2 nos
  2. Pepper Powder- 1 tsp
  3. Salt- as required
  4. Beaten Curd- 2 Cups
  5. Cumin Powder- 1 tsp
  6. Red Chilli Powder- 1 tsp
  • Grate the carrots, add these grated carrots along with cumin powder, red chili powder, pepper powder, salt. Mix these in the beaten curd and serve.

Healthy Mango milkshake:
  1. Mangoes- 2 nos
  2. Milk- 2 Cups
  3. Cardamom Powder- ½ tsp
  4. Honey- 4 tbsp

  • Blend everything together in a blender and serve them in big glasses and enjoy.


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