CHICKEN AND LENTIL CALZONE
Hello guys, welcome to my cozy corner again. Today I am going to share a recipe of Chicken And Lentil Calzone which is my version of Calzones that I came across reading in some magazine. A Calzone is an oven-baked, folded pizza which originated in Naples in the 18th century. It is generally prepared from a salted dough, filled with ham, chicken, vegetables, lots of cheese and also an egg. And my idea of making it is a bit simpler which has some lentil and minced meat fried in light spices and onions. It is an easy recipe which you can try as a snack. I hope you will like it. So, here is the recipe—
- Chicken Keema – 200 gms
- Chana Dal – 100 gms
- Onion – 2
- Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1/2 tsp
- Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
- Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
- Red Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp
- Fennel Powder – 1/2 tsp
- Dry Mango Powder – 1/2 tsp
- Garam Masala – 1 tsp
- Salt – According to taste
- Sugar – A pinch
For the calzone wrappers:–
- Refined Flour – 400 gms
- Baking Powder – 1/4 tsp
- Vegetable Oil – 2 tsp
- Water – for making the dough
Take refined flour in a bowl. Add baking powder and oil in it. Make a pliable dough from it. Chop the onions finely. Boil the chana dal.
Take a pan, add oil. Now add the finely chopped onions. Add ginger garlic paste and saute. Now add spices, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder, fennel seed powder,garam masala, dry mango powder, sugar and saute it. Now add the chicken keema and saute for two minutes. Add some water and let the keema cook. Dry it up.
Next, add the boiled chana dal and saute everything together for a minute. Cool it.
To make the calzones, take one portion of the dough and make a small chapati from it. Fill some of the keema batter in the middle of the chapati, fold it from the middle and stick it to the other end of the chapati using some water. Do so for all of them.
Take a pan again. Add vegetable oil. Drop the prepared calzones one by one in it and shallow fry them till crisp, browned and done. Soak any extra oil using a tissue paper.
Our Chicken And Lentil Calzone are ready. Serve it with mayonnaise or a dip of your choice.
Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!