Petti Pathiri is the name of the dish given to stuffed parantha parcels. It is a famous Malabar snack in the shape of a square stuffed with filling (Petti in Malayalam means box). The dough is prepared using all-purpose flour (maida). In this recipe, the filling consists of chicken and hard-boiled egg (anda). For variation, shredded lamb can also be used as filling. The chicken is boiled with spices like turmeric (haldi), black pepper (kaali mirch), chilli powder (laal mirch) and garlic (lahsan). The chicken should be soft from the outside, and should be mixed properly with the sautéed spices. Heating should be followed by immediate cooling of stuffing. Boiled egg is to be added to this filling in the end. The dough prepared from all-purpose flour should be soft and easy to work with. First, the cooked chicken should be spread on the thin square shaped roti. The half portion of boiled egg is to be placed in the centre of this topping, with the yolk side facing downwards. The filling should be uniform, and the square should be sealed firmly by covering the filling with another square. Deep frying of these squares is the last step. The final petti pathiri have an incredible golden brown colour. The excess oil can be drained out by using kitchen tissue papers. These squares of delight can be served as appetizers.
How to make Petti Pathiri
|All purpose flour (maida)||1 ½ cup|
|Salt (namak)||1 tea spoon|
|Hot oil (garam tel)||2 table spoons|
|Vegetable oil||for fry|
|Chopped chicken breast||150 grams|
|Turmeric (haldi) powder||½ tea spoon|
|Pepper (kali mirch) powder||1 tea spoon|
|Hot spices (garam masala)||½ tea soon|
|Garlic (lahsan) cloves||4-5|
|Onion (payaz), chopped||½ cup|
|Green chilli (hari mirch)||1 tea spoon|
|Garlic (lahsan) chopped||1 tea spoon|
|Ginger (adrakh)||1 tea spoon|
|Turmeric powder (haldi)||¼ tea spoon|
|Chilli (lal mirch) powder||½ tea spoon|
|Curry leaves (curry patta)||1 sprig|
|Coriander (hara dhaniya) leaves||2-3 table spoons|
|Salt (namak)||To taste|
|Hard boiled eggs (anda)||2|
|Oil||2 table spoons|
- 1. Take chicken in a bowl in garlic, turmeric, black pepper and salt and water and boil it till chicken becomes soft.
- 2. Now crush chicken with soft hands.
- 3. Heat 2 table spoon oil in pan.
- 4. Add curry leaves, onion, green chilli, ginger, and garlic sauté well.
- 5. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt stir it.
- 6. Add boiled chicken and coriander leaves mix well and keep it for few more minute.
- 7. Turn of the fire and let it cool
- 8. Cut boiled egg into two half and keep aside
- 1. Mix all purpose flour, hot oil, salt and enough water to make soft dough, knead the dough until it smooth.
- 2. Keep the dough to rest for 30 minutes.
- 3. After 30 minutes, divide kneaded dough into 2 parts and each part roll into a ball.
- 4. With the help of rolling pin make very thin chapatti.
- 5. Now cut it into same sized squares (Make 4-6 squares from each ball).
- 6. Take 2 tea spoon of chicken filling spread it on chapathi (square) and place half egg at centre
- 7. Place another chapathi (square) on top of it and seal it or press around with fork.
- 8. Heat oil in a deep pan.
- 9. Drop in hot oil and fry both side until it turns golden brown.
- 10. Drain on kitchen tissue paper and serve hot.