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Friday, February 18, 2011

"Fusion Cuisine"- Indian Sloppy Joes/Chicken Kheema Pav

A sloppy joe is an American dish of ground beef, onions, sweetened tomato sauce or ketchup and other seasonings, served on a hamburger bun. A similar dish, mainly a 'street food' in Pune is the delicious, spicy and satisfying...or should I say 'unsatisfying'( because you will crave more.. for sure!) 'Kheema Pav'. Instead of ground beef, ground mutton/lamb is used for the recipe and is served in bread similar to 'Pav Bhaji' bread.

There was this mutton shop close to my house, who made these Kheema Pav's .The kheema were spicy from the Indian spices and went really well with the tangy tomato sauce,crunch of the onion and the buttery taste of ...well the 'butter' that they slather on the bread!

I make my 'Indian Sloppy Joes'( and yes they are very 'Sloppy' to eat..you need a plate and lot of tissues!!) with' ground chicken'/ chicken kheema and either french bread or crusty Italian bread.I think they can hold these 'sloppy joes' better!

For Chicken Kheema

1 cup ground chicken
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 tomato finely chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped onion for garnishing
1tsp garlic finely chopped
1/4 cup boiled green peas(optional, just for 'pop' of color)
2tsp Chicken curry masala
1/2tsp turmeric
1-2 tsp chili powder(depends on how spicy you want)
1/2tsp shah jeera
Cilantro chopped

For sloppy joes:
Loaf of French or Italian bread, cut into sandwich size
Butter (Use Amul butter for more buttery taste) (skip for a low calorie version)

1) In little oil, fry the shah jeera,onions and garlic till tender.Add the tomatoes and fry for another 2 mins. Add turmeric, chicken curry masala, chili powder. Add the ground chicken, green peas,salt and cook till the kheema looks 'opaque' and cooked. Cook till all the chicken juices evaporate and the kheema becomes somewhat dry but still moist.
2) Spread butter on the inside of the bread.Add tomato ketchup, kheema, chopped onions and cilantro.
3) Warm up the 'Sloppy Joes' on little oil/ butter on a flat pan, till the bread becomes golden brown and slightly crisp.
4) Serve Hot with a Lot of tissues!

                                 Enjoy this spicy- tasty- tangy-crunchy-sloppy sandwich!

1 comment:

  1. hey pinu,how have u been,havent visited ur site in a long time , but just went through it today, its amazing what u have done,this is tooo kool how can i forward this to my friends/ miss u dear tc