Monday, 22 July 2013

Cheesy Chicken Pockets

               You all know that its Ramadan and we all got to cook each snack daily.Repeating the same snacks is truly boring....Not only for the person who cooks but also for the people who eat it.I have got a new twist to our authentic snack named "Piriyada",which is the pockets filled with beef or chicken fillings in it.I have made it a bit more interesting for all of you all to enjoy it to the maximum.And one more thing,our new generation is mostly to like cheesy snacks...So this would be a fine one for them too.

              The cooking involves 2 to 3 steps.But it is simple and easy to prepare.Shall we move on to the recipe?

My pics are always a flop,but believe me the snack tastes too good.I would be trying to make my pics better.Over to the recipe.....


For the dough
1.5 Cup Maida/All purpose flour
Half a teaspoon Salt
1 Tblspn Oil
Water to make a smooth dough(not too smooth)

For the Sauce
1 Small Onion Sliced
1.5 Tomatoes Sliced
3 Green Chillies
2 Big Cloves Garlic
1/4 Tspn Salt
2 Pinches of Oregano
1 Tblspn Ketchup
1 Tblspn Oil
2 Tspn Sugar

For the Filling
200 gm Chicken/Breast piece of a chicken
1/2 + 1/2 Tspn Salt
1/2 +1/2 Tspn Pepper Powder
1/4 { 1/4 Tspn Turmeric Powder
3 Medium Sized Onions(Sliced)
4 Green Chillies crushed/diced
Few Curry Leaves diced
1 Tspn Garlic diced
1 Tblspn Oil

 For Assembling

For Frying
Oil for deep frying


  1. First mix all the ingredients for the dough and make a smooth dough resembling that of the dough of chappathi.
  2. Now for the sauce,heat a pan and add oil to it.Saute the onions with garlic and salt.Let it become transparent and then add the green chillies and tomatoes and cook it covered.When it gets cooked,add the oregano and sugar to it.Now cool it and blend this mixture in a blender with the tomato ketchup.Keep this sauce aside.
  3. Cook the chicken with salt,turmeric powder and pepper powder and shredd it.
  4. Heat a karahi and spoon in oil and saute onion with green chilli and curry leaves.
  5. Add garlic,salt and pepper to it.
  6. Finally add the shredded chicken to it and toss well.
  7. Remove the filling from flame.
  8. Now divide the dough into small lemon sized balls and spread each dough into puri sized sheets,dusting some flour.
  9. First apply a little sauce in the center of the sheet and spoon in 1 Tblspn of the chicken filling on top of it.Above this dollop 1/2 Tspn of cheese or more as you like and pleat the sides of the sheet and twist it resembling a bag of coins.
  10. Now pinch of the pleats making sure that the sides are sealed well.Else the cheese may ooze out,blackening the sides of the snack.
6.  Keep the pockets upside down in a way that the sealed end comes down.
7.  After completing the same process with all the balls,deep fry in low to medium flame as the twisted part may remain uncooked if fried in high flame.
8.  Now the pockets are ready to serve.....
Yummy Cheesy Chicken Pockets are ready.....Do try this recipe and lemme know how it tastes...


  1. chicken and cheese is always a fabulous combination... nannayitundu... :)

  2. Replies
    1. Thnx Hasna dee....I was in Dubai for 2 months...

  3. Lovely chicken pockets... Never tried one yet !!
    Thnx 4 linking 2 my event :

  4. U r welcome...and its my pleasure to join ur event


Please feel free to comment coz your comments are my inspiration and motivation.....I would be very much obliged to read your comments and criticisms....