Chicken and Cheese Shots for a Pluviophile

 

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It’s raining once again.After a hot dry summer, it’s such a welcome change.Especially when you are at home watching nature’s beautiful gift through your open window,letting in the cool breeze and the fresh comforting smell of rain kissed earth.It seems to awaken all your senses and transport you into a state of calm and peace. The earthy scent of petrichor, the sound of tiny drops of rain on the windows, the feel of  the gentle breeze on the face, the sight of squeaky clean and green trees all around…I simply love it all. And what better way to enjoy the rains than munching on some delicious snacks while sipping on a mug of steaming hot tea or coffee.

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It has been raining the whole of last week. Not the heavy paralysing kind but  light and pleasant one. I made Chicken and cheese shots on one such day to celebrate the rain. The cool breeze carried with it the delicious aroma of these chicken shots from the kitchen to the entire home making everyone hungry. The shots are small in size and it is recommended that you eat each shot whole. The flavors of the crunchy crust and the melting cheese kind of deliciously burst in your mouth and play on your tastebuds. If I have tempted you enough do make a note of the recipe and prepare these yummy chicken and cheese shots. You don’t have to wait for it to rain.You can eat them right now. Or better still, make a big batch,use some now and freeze the rest. Whenever you smell Petrichor, take them out of the freezer, thaw them and get your deep fryer ready because….. it will be raining soon 😉

 

Recipe for Chicken and Cheese shots

Ingredients for chicken mince:

  • 500g chicken breast
  • 2 spring onion
  • 5 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 tsp. ginger chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable shortening/ghee
  • 1/2 tsp. red chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp. water

For the breading station:

  • 1 Cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggwhites
  • 4 tbsp. milk
  • 2 cups fresh breadcrumbs/nachos crushed

 For the filling:

  • 2 cups mozarella cheese shredded or a combination of your favorite cheeses
  • 2 tsp. oregano/Italian seasoning (recipe)

Step One:

  1. Pulse all the ingredients required for the mince together except eggyolk and water.
  2. Put the pulsed mince in a bowl and add egg yolks and water.
  3. Mix well. Cover with a cling film and keep it in the fridge for atleast half an hour.

Step Two:

  1. Keep the breading station ready.
  2. Mix flour,cornflour and salt in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, whisk the eggwhites.
  4. Crush some nacho chips or take 2 cups of fresh breadcrumbs and place them in a third bowl.

Step Three:

  1. Shred the cheese and add Italian seasoning to it.

Step Four:

  1. Remove the mince from the fridge.
  2. Apply some oil on your palms.
  3. Take a teaspoon of mince on your palm and flatten it with your finger.
  4. Put some filling in the center and bring the edges of the mince patty together to make a small ball.
  5. Make balls with the rest of the mince similarly.
  6. Roll each ball in the flour mixture.
  7. Then dip them in the eggwhite batter.
  8. Finally roll them in the breadcrumbs.
  9. Deepfry them in medium hot oil till golden brown.
  10. Enjoy them hot with a cup of tea or coffee.

(Recipe Courtesy: bharatzkitchen.com)

 

 

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I didn’t know there was a word for a ‘rain lover’  for ‘someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days’  – Pluviophile.

I am a Pluviophile….are you? 🙂

 

 

 

 

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70 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m a pluviophile too – LOL! Your recipe sounds delicious and even though I shy away from fried foods I will make an exception here for your chicken/cheese shots 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Aunt Juju ☺ I don’t know if airfryer will work in this case. But please make this recipe an exception. I am sure you will love these little shots ☺👍

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  2. Jenny says:

    My son would love these chicken and cheese shots! I will have to try this. 🙂 I enjoyed your photos of the rain. It has been a hot and dry summer here, so I am definitely a pluviophile right now. There is something so soothing and relaxing about rainy days, especially in the summer. 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Jenny! I made them for the kids of my extended family and they really loved them. I am sure your son will love them too. They are best eaten hot or at least warm ☺

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  3. These look delicious. Sort of refined, bite-sized Scotch eggs or Italian arancini. And you have made them picture-perfect. I’m sure mine would turn out as shapeless blobs.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words. They made my day ☺ I am sure you would make them even better👍👌

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  4. The raining photos make a great backdrop for the hearty recipe!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much. Please do try it ☺

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  5. Oh wow, my clever darling, another lovely dish to try. Thank you sooooooh much. Listen for some reason although I keep clicking like today it then wipes it. But please I love your posts.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Sheh! I was caught up with life and simply couldn’t log in to wordpress. Real busy and missed checking on your adorable hamsters. Must have kept you on your toes. Please do keep visiting. Means a lot to me ☺ 😍😘

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      1. I would never NOT visit you my darling xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  6. These look amazing! I definitely would not be able to stop at one or even a dozen.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Liz! Thats what happened over here. Kids loved popping them in like they were popcorn 😀

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  7. Anu Yalo says:

    Very nice!!
    Liked the rain pictures too 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Anu ☺👍

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  8. Sandhya says:

    If I can have those mouthwatering chicken and cheese shots, I am a pluviophile! So well written….I also love the smell of the first rain on the hot baked earth….loved your vivid description ….I could smell it….and the aroma of the chicken and cheese shots…..yummy! Bookmarking this recipe, Ana!

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    1. skd says:

      Wow! Thank you for all the kind words Sandhya. They mean a lot to me ☺ 👍
      Congrats once again 🌺🌹🌹

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  9. Neethu says:

    Wow crispy and yummm

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks Neethu ☺

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  10. Nancy says:

    Mmm mmm… the bit of heat from the pepper flakes sounds perfect for these chicken and cheese shots! I bet I could easily eat of dozen!

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    1. skd says:

      Haha! I agree with you Nancy. Those little pops just disappear in minutes. Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day ☺☔🍪☕

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  11. tentimestea says:

    What a yummy looking snack Ana! We’ve been having plenty of rain as well for the past few weeks, alternating between light rain and heavy rain. I still like the heavy rain as it comes without too much wind (the perfect umbrella weather!). I love the idea of a savoury and crisp treat to have while it rains 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear ! I am sure you are having a nice time . As long as they donot bring life to a standstill, rains are always welcome. Savory treats with a cup of tea by the window is simply beautiful. Have a wonderful day ☔☁🍪☕

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  12. Sumith Babu says:

    This should be delicious for sure!! Crispy with chicken and cheese😍

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you! I thought so too at the rate they disappeared.

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  13. Lovely photos, and an excellent dish!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Nell !

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  14. Sumith Babu says:

    I am watching you like a satellite for your new posts😂 busy??

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    1. skd says:

      OMG! I must hurry then. I thought I had time till the Amsterdam and the tent episode finished.

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      1. Sumith Babu says:

        Tent episode finished, via cochin in Lucknow now!! Planning for a Mumbai chowpatty beach visit😄

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      2. skd says:

        Oh cool! Chowpatty in the rains eating corn on the cob is a beautiful experience. Have a wonderful time with your family !!

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      3. Sumith Babu says:

        I am going to all these places with my recipes. I am still stuck here in Manchester😭

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      4. skd says:

        Ok got it! I will stay tuned.

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  15. Sophie33 says:

    What tasty chicken & mozzerella shots, dear pluviophlie! These look just stunning & must be ever so delicious too! x
    Really, I am not a pluviophile! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Haha! Thank you so much Sophie☺

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  16. Sounds delicious. Will have to give it a shot.
    Would you like to use this recipe and be a guest poster on my blog?

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    1. skd says:

      Why not? I would love to be a guest blogger on your platform

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      1. Awesome. Just out of town. Will be in touch in 24 hours to give you details.

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  17. Sorry for the delay, was out of town.
    Please read the following:
    https://cookandenjoyrecipes.wordpress.com/2016/07/17/invitation-to-food-bloggers-to-be-a-guest-postercontributor/
    and/or
    https://cookandenjoyrecipes.wordpress.com/2016/07/04/meet-and-greet-the-world/
    and let me know how you wish to go forward to be a GUEST POSTER.
    Looking forward working together with you.
    Blogger Hugs ❤

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    1. skd says:

      Hi Esme! You can reblog the post if you like. Or i can email the draft and pictures to you. Whichever is convenient. Have a wonderful day.
      Regards
      skd

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      1. Pleae email me with your full recipe and pictures and a small write up of you blog which I would like to add to the Guest Post. I am off to work now, so will give my full attention to it tonight once home.

        Thank you so much.<3

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      2. skd says:

        I don’t have your mail id

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      3. Anonymous says:

        Email as requested: cookandenjoyrecipes@gmail.com

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  18. Aquileana says:

    `It seems to awaken all your senses and transport you into a state of calm and peace. The earthy scent of petrichor, the sound of tiny drops of rain on the windows, the feel of the gentle breeze on the face, the sight of squeaky clean and green trees all around…I simply love it all´…

    And … so do I … a very evocative post, it seems rain inspires you, SKD… truly nice words and great rainy recipe…
    Thanks for sharing… sending love and best wishes, Aquileana 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Aquileana! That’s very kind of you. I am so glad you liked the post. Coming from an amazing writer blogger it means a lot to me. Have a wonderful week ahead ☺
      Regards
      skd

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  19. Cecily says:

    These look so delicious- they’d be great as a tapas dish or something like that 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for liking it ☺ 👍

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  20. SKD – Just to let you know as per your above approval went ahead and used your recipe as discussed as a GUEST POST.
    Attached the link to the post: https://cookandenjoyrecipes.wordpress.com/2016/08/04/chicken-and-cheese-shots/

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    1. skd says:

      Most welcome Esme. I was planning to mail it over the weekend as I was caught up with other commitments which kept me super busy this week. I am so glad you went ahead.
      Thanks and regards

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  21. Alok Singhal says:

    I am sure such delicacies taste even better during rainy season, so keep enjoying 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Yes i agree. Thank you so much.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Lynz ☺

      Liked by 1 person

      1. most welcome dear xxx

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  22. Arl's World says:

    Love the rainy day pictures! What a tasty looking recipe! We can no longer have fried food at our house …doctor’s orders, but we may have to make an exception …just this once! 😉

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Arl! Do you have an airfryer. I think this recipe should work well in it minus the oil. Take care and best regards ☺

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      1. Arl's World says:

        No I don’t. I did not think of that! Great idea, I might just purchase one. Thanks for suggesting!

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  23. LFFL says:

    The food looks great but I’m really loving the shots you have of the rain!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for liking this Cita. You have always been encouraging ☺👍

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  24. Mary Frances says:

    Looks so delicious! I love it!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much for liking it ☺ 👍

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  25. Arohii says:

    Missing your posts my dear Ana. Much loves and hugs ! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Hey Arohi! I’m caught up with things which need my 100%attention. I hope to start blogging soon. I am missing visiting your beautiful blog and others. Thank you so much for missing me.
      Hugs and regards 💕

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      1. Arohii says:

        Hey my dear Ana,
        Hmm, It is so nice to hear from you. It is a good thing that you are paying attention to things more important. will be waiting patiently for your posts. Thank you for paying me a visit and spreading happiness on Joie de vivre. 🙂 Hugs and loves ❤

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  26. We had some of that kinda Rain recently in my end of the World, and I too am a Pluviophile😋. These snacks looks delicious, must try, Shukran for sharing.

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you. I made them again because they were loved by everyone.

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  27. Omg my tummy is rumbling so much now, just reading this recipe, I wish I could eat them off the page lol. I love this recipe and after I have all the ingredients I am making these delicious balls of tummy rumble busters. Mmmm drooling already LOL. Thank you for the recipe

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    1. skd says:

      Haha!Thanks for liking it. Tummy rumble busters!!!I couldn’t help laughing. Thanks again and do try the recipe. The ingredients are the regular staples ☺

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