Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Chicken Herb Roll

This recipe is from the Sri Lankan Cookery Programme Rasa Saraniya. They were good but I found the roll to be bit hard, the reason i think being I reduced the risen time after putting the filling inside. So I recommend, to follow the recipe exact and see. The rolls has a very mild next time I will be making them bit more spicy so sure.

Ingredients: Make 12
For Dough:
Plain flour 500g
Instant dry yeast 10g
Sugar 10g
Salt 1 1/2 tsp
Pepper 1/2 tsp
Parsley chopped 2 tbsp
Herbs 1/2 tsp
Chopped garlic 1/2 tsp
Olive oil 3 tbsp
Water 375ml - 400ml

Cheese 50g

Put flour in a large bowl, add yeast, sugar and mix wit a wooden spoon.
Add water little by little and mix. Add till about 400ml of water.
Add 3tbsp oil and keep mixing. Add salt, chop parsley, pepper, herbs and knead the dough by hand.
Put little flour on the worktop/ board and transfer dough on to it and knead well for 6-7 minutes. This is improve its elasticity. The dough will become non sticky by the end of this stage. 
Grease the hands lightly and make the dough in to ball shape and place back in the bowl to allow to double in size. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and keep in a warm place for 25 minutes.

At this stage make the chicken filling. The recipe is shown below.

When the dough has doubled in size, grease hands lightly and make 12 balls out of the dough. Shape each ball by rolling them tightly on top of the worktop/ board until smooth shaped small balls formed. Keep them in a lightly greased baking tray. Caver with plastic wrap and allow 10 minutes to rise again. 

Now with help of lightly greased knife make 'cross' shaped slit on top of each bun. Open the slit with the help of greased fingers to make an opening and a space for the chicken filling to be placed in.
Fill each bun with the chicken filling. Top the filling with grated cheese, bit of pepper and herbs. I topped mine with some chopped capsicum as well.
Now allow 20 minutes to rest again. (I allowed only 10 minutes or so and the rolls came out bit hard)

Now bake on a preheated oven of 210C for 15-20 minutes.
(pre heat the oven to 220C then once the rolls are placed in for baking, reduce the heat to 210C)

Serve with Ketchup. Enjoy!!!

Chicken Filling
minced chicken 250g
finely chopped onions 1tbsp
finely chopped garlic 1tsp
Oil 3 tbsp
Plain flour 2tbsp
Milk 3tbsp
Grated cheese 2tbsp
little herbs, pepper and salt to taste

Heat oil in a non stick pan, add in the garlic and onion and stir for a minute. Add in the minced chicken and stir fry. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook till the chicken is done. 
Add plain flour and cook for 2 minutes till the flour is cooked. Add in milk and cheese. Cook till the mixture is dry/ all the moisture is evaporated. 
Remove from heat and allow to cool completely before filling in the buns. (keep in the fridge to cool in a hurry)

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