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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Chatpatta Chicken

This one's my own invention, prompted by one of Tahir's incessant cries of, "I'm still hungry". My kitchenI call it Chatpatta chicken because it tastes almost like Bhel Puri, and is ready in just about 10 minutes.

To start with, we don't actually cook any chicken, but use pre-cooked chicken sausages. Chicken salami works too. I also added in a bunch of mushrooms for fun.

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 4 large chicken sausages (frankfurter sausages are good, but a little firmer)
  • half a packet of mushrooms, washed well
  • optionally, 100gms soya nuggets (cooked, but this will add some 20 minutes to preparation time).
  • half a cup of bhelpuri sauce (you can make this or buy it readymade)
Remember, for bhelpuri sauce, the taste is in the tamarind.


  1. chop up the sausages and mushrooms to a manageable size
  2. heat up a wok/kadai on a medium flame.
  3. Drop the mushrooms and chicken (and soya nuggets if you have them) in, stir around for a couple of seconds, and then add the sauce.
  4. Mix well, turn to low flame and cover the Wok.
  5. Bring to a boil and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
  6. Open the lid, mix around a bit more.
  7. Serve hot, eat with Appams.


February 21, 2008 10:04 am

theres one thing i would recommend with mushrooms... never wash them .. it makes them rubbery.. instead use a wet napkin to wipe them clean... they taste much better that way... try it..
- Nithya

February 21, 2008 1:27 pm


The mushrooms I used to get in Bangalore had a lot of mud on them. Washing them with water, and actually rubbing hard with my fingers was the only way to dislodge all the dirt.

Still, will try a napkin the next time.

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