Chicken Tikka Pasties
Chicken Tikka Pasties
5 from 1 vote
Savor the rich, aromatic blend of spiced chicken encased in flaky pastry with these delectable pasties. Packed with bold flavors and a hint of smokiness, these treats are a perfect fusion of classic comfort and exotic taste.
Chicken Tikka Pasties

Are you craving a flavorful and savory snack that will transport your taste buds to another level? Look no further than Chicken Tikka Pasties! This beloved recipe has been enjoyed by food lovers for centuries, originating in the vibrant culinary landscape of India.

The history of Chicken Tikka Pasties dates back to traditional Indian cuisine, where cooks would stuff a buttery pastry filled with succulent chicken tikka masala, a rich blend of aromatic spices, and tender chunks of chicken.

Over time, this delectable dish has made its way to kitchens around the world, enticing diners with its spicy and tangy flavors.

Don’t let the thought of making this exotic dish at home intimidate you. While some may consider Chicken Tikka Pasties to be a challenging recipe, it’s actually quite simple with the right ingredients and a bit of creativity.

Plus, the end result is well worth the effort, satisfying your hunger with a mouthwatering combination of flavors and textures.

Try your hand at making Chicken Tikka Pasties at home? Whether it’s for a family gathering, a casual dinner, or a cozy night in, these tasty handheld treats are sure to be a hit with your loved ones.

Get ready to delight your senses with the irresistible taste of Chicken Tikka Pasties – a culinary adventure that will leave you coming back for more.

Ingredients

Chicken: Chicken is the main protein used in this recipe. It is typically diced into small pieces and marinated in a mixture of spices before being cooked.

Oil: Oil is used for cooking the chicken and sauteing the vegetables. It helps to add flavor and prevent sticking to the pan.

Garlic: Garlic is a staple ingredient in Indian cuisine and adds a pungent and savory flavor to the dish.

Ginger: Ginger is another essential ingredient in Indian cooking. It adds a spicy and aromatic flavor to the dish.

Salt: Salt is used to season the chicken and vegetables, enhancing the overall flavor of the dish.

Cumin Powder: Cumin powder is a common spice used in Indian cooking. It adds a warm and earthy flavor to the dish.

Coriander Powder: Coriander powder is made from ground coriander seeds and adds a citrusy and slightly sweet flavor to the dish.

Chilli Powder: Chilli powder adds heat and spice to the dish. The amount used can be adjusted according to personal preference.

Chilli Flakes: Chilli flakes are used for an additional kick of spice and flavor in the dish.

Turmeric Powder: Turmeric powder is commonly used in Indian cooking for its bright yellow color and earthy flavor.

Canned Tomatoes: Canned tomatoes are used to add acidity and moisture to the filling of the pasties.

Bell Pepper: Bell pepper adds a sweet and crunchy texture to the dish. It also provides a nice pop of color.

Puff Pastry Sheet: Puff pastry is a flaky and buttery pastry that is used to encase the chicken filling and create the pasties.

Egg: An egg wash is used to brush on top of the puff pastry before baking. It helps to give the pasties a shiny and golden brown finish.

Serving Suggestions and Variations

If you’re looking for serving suggestions for your Chicken Tikka Pasties, here are a few ideas to try:

  • Pair the pasties with a side salad dressed with a tangy vinaigrette for a light and refreshing meal.
  • Serve the pasties with a dollop of yogurt raita on the side for a cool and creamy contrast to the spicy filling.
  • Alternatively, you could serve the pasties with a side of mint chutney for a burst of fresh flavor.

For some variations on the Chicken Tikka Pasties recipe, consider trying the following:

  • Swap out the chicken for diced paneer for a vegetarian version of the pasties.
  • Experiment with different combinations of spices to create your own unique flavor profile.
  • Add a handful of chopped fresh cilantro to the filling mixture for a pop of brightness.
  • Top the pasties with a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds before baking for added crunch.
  • For a more indulgent version, add a layer of melted cheese to the filling before sealing the pasties.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Chicken Tikka Pastie?

A Chicken Tikka pastie is a savory pastry filled with marinated chicken tikka pieces, vegetables, and spices, usually in a flaky pastry crust.

Are Chicken Tikka Pasties spicy?

Chicken Tikka Pasties can be as spicy as you like depending on the amount of chili powder or other spices you add to the filling.

Can I make Chicken Tikka Pasties ahead of time?

Yes, you can make Chicken Tikka Pasties ahead of time and reheat them in the oven when ready to serve. They also freeze well for future use.

What can I serve with Chicken Tikka Pasties?

Chicken Tikka Pasties can be served with a side salad, chutney, or yogurt sauce for dipping. They also go well with rice pilaf or naan bread.

How long do Chicken Tikka Pasties keep in the refrigerator?

Chicken Tikka Pasties can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Make sure to store them in an airtight container to maintain freshness.

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Chicken Tikka Pasties

Chicken Tikka Pasties

by Nabeela Kauser
Savor the rich, aromatic blend of spiced chicken encased in flaky pastry with these delectable pasties. Packed with bold flavors and a hint of smokiness, these treats are a perfect fusion of classic comfort and exotic taste.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Appetiser, Lunch
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8 pasties
Calories 131 kcal

Ingredients

Marinade:

  • 500 g Chicken
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 inch Ginger crushed
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder chopped
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder

Chicken Tikka Mixture:

Extras:

  • 2 rolls Puff Pastry Sheet 2 x 320g
  • 1 Egg for egg wash

Instructions

  • Cut the chicken into small bite-sized chunks then add all the marinade ingredients and mix until well combined before setting aside for at least 30 minutes to marinate
  • Once marinated, then add the chicken mixture into a hot pan and cook on high heat for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the canned tomatoes and bring to a gentle simmer before reducing heat to medium then cover and cook for 10 minutes
  • Add the finely chopped green bell pepper then cook for 5 minutes then set aside to cool for at least 30 minutes
  • Take the puff pastry sheet and unroll it. Proceed to cut it into 4 rectangles.
  • On one half of each rectangle, spoon the cheese and potato mixture, making sure to leave some space around the edges.
  • Brush the edges with some beaten egg, then fold the other half of the pastry over the filling, ensuring that the edges are sealed by pressing them together with a fork.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper and place the pasties on it.
  • Brush the pasties with the remaining beaten egg.
  • Put the pasties into the preheated oven and bake 220°C (425°F) gas mark 7 for 10-12 minutes, or until they become golden brown and crispy then flip and bake for a further 10 minutes
  • Once they’re ready, take the pasties out of the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.

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Notes

  • You can also experiment with the filling by adding other ingredients such as diced ham, mushrooms, or peas.
  • These pasties can be served either hot or cold, making them an excellent option for picnics or lunchboxes.
  • If you have leftover pasties, you can reheat them in the oven at 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4 for 10-15 minutes.
  • To prevent the pastry from becoming soggy, make sure to cool the mixture before adding it to the pastry.
  • You can also freeze the pasties before baking them. Just place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, freeze them until they become solid, then transfer them to a zip-lock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to bake, put the frozen pasties on a baking tray and bake them for an additional 5-10 minutes
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.

Nutrition

Calories: 131kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 8gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.05gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 398mgPotassium: 278mgFibre: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 799IUVitamin C: 25mgVitamin D: 0.2µgCalcium: 33mgIron: 2mg
Keyword After School Snacks, Chicken Tikka, Cooking, Food, Freezer-Friendly, Kids Snacks, Party Food, Pasties, Pastry, Ramadan, Recipe, Seafood, Snack
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