Who doesn’t love to be spoiled?
I felt very special, spoiled and pampered last weekend on mother’s day. It wasn’t owing to any expensive gift or box of chocolates and flowers or stuff straight from the shelves of shops but the genuine & unconditional love that my little ones showed me and tried and put on their best of behavior for the a day to make it super special for me. It’s one of those days when the boys stopped squabbling, woke up early, did their stuff without being reminded or told repeatedly and actually came out and helped me with the breakfast and they even set the table up and cleared the plates afterwards.
I sometimes wish Mother’s day would come more regularly….ha!I must be dreaming.
It felt wonderful to look over the precious art work that they created with their tiny fingers and expanding their limits of creativity and every little crease on the paper screamed loudly that I was definitely the most precious girl in their life. The younger one made a beautiful card for me with a paper swan Origami, and the elder one went the mile to actually create flowers out of tissue and pipe cleaners. The boys also went shopping for breakfast with my hubby and cooked up a very decent spread best of which was there was no grumbling or arguing or drawing long faces. The weather in Sydney was rather English but that hardly mattered when you had a home so full of warmth and love and hugs all around. Topping the breakfast was a steaming cup of Cappuccino with a Nespresso Pod and foaming milk and yes! I admit to having delicious Swiss praline chocolates with my cuppa. But best of all was seeing the boys just trying so hard to make it special for me.
We went off to the mountains and it was a relaxing drive all the way admiring the riot of colors on the trees and the autumn foliage swirling on the road as we drove past. We stopped for lunch at a nice Irish pub that has never disappointed us. I am a big fan & always love their juicy chicken schnitzel that is generously smothered with melted cheese and avocado. Its bit of an indulgence but it was Mother’s day after all and I made myself a promise to have a low Cal meal for the next day to compensate.Coming back to today’s post, this is one of my favorite dishes because it tastes so good and is super easy to make and the best part is that my kids love it. I find the chicken mince quite versatile and handy. I do my own chicken mince at home basically it assures me that it is lean and healthy. I use chicken breast or lean thigh fillet most of the time. This chicken patty has been very handy while having a barbecue or as a starter for the parties we occasionally throw.
I make these patties and freeze them and they are extremely convenient when it comes to slipping them between the burger buns for a quick lunch box idea.
I have had leftover mince mix and I used them to stuff Kulcha/ leavened roti.Cook the raw mince mix first and add couple of more boiled potatoes.
To Make kulcha dough you will need
2 cups plain flour
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon yogurt
1/2 teaspoon soda bi carb
salt to taste
Knead the above into a soft dough and cover it and keep it aside for at least a hour. Stuff the cooked mince and roll it into a flat bread. Heat butter or oil and cook them till done.
- 500 grams Chicken mince
- 1/2 cup coriander leaves chopped
- 1/4 cup mint leaves chopped
- 1 onion chopped finely
- 1 tablespoon ginger paste
- 1 tablespoon garlic paste
- 1 tsp curry powder
- 2 tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp amchoor powder (optional)
- 1/2 lemon squeezed
- 1 boiled potato mashed
- Green chillies to taste
- Salt and pepper
- Mix all the ingredients and roll them into a patty shape.
- Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry them on a medium heat until both the sides are done.