I first tried this delicacy at my dear friend Jelena's home. She actually made it even tastier by making small patties out of this mixture and sauteing it and to add even more flavor to these patties she steamed them in her home made tomato sauce. Yummy!!! I simply had to have her share this recipe with me so that I could share it on Curry Intermix. Majority of the recipe is hers except the tomato sauce which I tweaked with some Indian spices. You can cook the sauce per your taste and to your liking but in the end the patties are to die for. So healthy and simple and yet so flavorful and fulfilling.-Mona
Servings: 8-10 kotletys or patties
Core Ingredients and Flavorings -
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 1/2 sp garlic paste
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 cup chopped cabbage
1/2 lb ground chicken
1/2 cup parboiled rice
1 cup chopped onions
1/2 tsp dill seeds
1 cup bread crumbs
3 tbs mayonnaise
3 tbs oil
1 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
1/2 tsp black pepper
3 tbs tomato paste
2 cups warm water
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp chopped parsley (fresh or dry)
Mix together in a big bowl the ground chicken, cabbage, onions, rice, 1 tsp salt,1/4 tsp black pepper, 1/4 tsp red cayenne pepper, 1/2 tsp garlic paste, dill seeds, mayonnaise and bread crumbs.
Form a thick dough and divide it into 8-10 equal sizes (depending on how big you want the patties to be) and form smooth round patties.
Heat oil in a large flat bottomed non stick pan and then add the patties in this and saute on both sides on medium heat until they are a golden brown. Take these out and set aside.
Take out any cabbage or chicken pieces from the remaining oil in the pan and add 1 tsp garlic paste to this.
Stir quickly on medium heat and add the tomato paste continuing to stir.
Pour in the water, remaining salt, black and red cayenne peppers, onion powder, cumin powder and the parsley and stir until they all mix and the mixture is bubbling.
Lay the patties in the prepared tomato sauce, cover and cook on medium heat for 6 minutes. Uncover and flip the patties and steam for another couple minutes.
Remove the patties from the sauce and continue to cook the sauce until it becomes thick and then drizzle the sauce over the patties, garnish with parsley and serve.
Like I said to die for! The best way to find out is to try it out. It's definitely worth a try with or without the sauce.