Chicken Pola/ Chicken Cake

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  • Basic chicken filling
    : 11/2 cup
  • Eggs
    : 8
  • Bread slices
    : 3
  • Cardamom
    : 2
  • Pepper powder
    : 1 tsp
  • Coconut/all purpose flour
    : 1 tbsp
  • Fried onions
    : 1/4 cup
  • Fried cashews
    : 10
  • Fried raisins
    : 15
  • Almond flakes
    : 3 tsp
  • Basil leaves
    : 5-6
  • Salt to taste.



Chicken pola or cake is a malabari dish which is prepared on special occasions. This is a filling snack too. I keep this in the tiffin for my whole family. If you have the basic recipe chicken filling you can make this within half an hour.Malabar dishes are famous for its variety, richness and taste. Kaipola, a dish made with sautéed plantains and baked is the core recipe for this dish. It is from this dish that different types of Polas arose. I make different varieties of pola like carrot, chicken, bread, pasta to name a few. This can be made into an wholesome breakfast with the different ingredients added to it.
My research on food started due to some of these dishes like pola, Chattipathiri etc as I saw the similarities between Spanish Omelette ,lasagna et al.That is when I wrote an article about the similarities among the food habits of different cultures of the globe. You can refer this in the history of my blog.



Add the eggs, bread, coconut flour, black pepper powder, cardamom and salt to a blender. Blend well.



Heat a non stick pan. Add a tbsp of butter and a tsp of ghee (clarified butter) and smear well.



Spread half the egg mixture. Tear the basil leaves and spread evenly.



Layer the chicken filling on to this and pour the rest of the egg mixture.



Reduce the flame to the minimum. Close with lid and cook halfway through.



Once this is half done garnish it with fried onion, cashews, raisins and almond flakes. Cook till done.



Cut into desired shape and serve hot.

Happy Cooking!!!

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