Chicken and Cheese Shots for a Pluviophile



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:





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? 🙂






70 thoughts on “Chicken and Cheese Shots for a Pluviophile

    1. 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 ☺👍


  1. 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. 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 ☺


    1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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. 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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    1. 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.


      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


  4. `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. 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 ☺


    1. 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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    1. 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. 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 ❤


  5. 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. 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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