How to make Cornish Pastry -

Lovely looking little pastries in different shapes filled with delicious chicken mixture.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Boneless chicken breasts (हड्डी रहित चिकन ब्रेस्ट), Chilled butter

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Cornish Pastry

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Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 51-60 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Cornish Pastry Recipe

  • Boneless chicken breasts 2

  • Chilled butter 60 grams

  • Refined flour (maida) 150 grams

  • Salt to taste

  • Spring onions with greens 3

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic cloves finely chopped 3-4

  • Carrots small cubes ½ cup

  • Yellow squash small cubes ½ cup

  • Fresh thyme a few sprigs

  • Crushed black peppercorns ¼ teaspoon

  • Egg wash for greasing

  • Tomato ketchup to serve

Method

Step 1

2. Put butter in a bowl, add refined flour and salt and rub till it resembles breadcrumb texture. Add sufficient chilled water and knead into a semi-soft dough. Wrap the dough in cling wrap and keep in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Finely chop spring onion bulbs.

Step 3

Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add spring onions and sauté till translucent. Add garlic and sauté further for 2 minutes. Add carrots, squash and salt, mix well. Sprinkle a little water and mix well. Cook on low heat for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Cut the chicken into small cubes. Add chicken to the pan and continue to cook for 3 minutes.

Step 5

Add thyme and crushed black peppercorns and salt and mix well and cook till chicken is done finely chop spring onion greens and add and mix well.

Step 6

Preheat oven at 180º C.

Step 7

Dust some dry flour on the work top, place the dough on it and roll out as thinly as possible. Using a star shaped cutter, cut 4 pieces, then using a small round cutter cut 4 pieces, finally using a big round cutter cut 2 pieces. Remove the excess dough.

Step 8

Place some chicken mixture in the centre of 2 star shaped pieces and apply a little water at the edges, cover with the remaining 2 star shaped pieces and press lightly with a fork to seal. Similarly proceed with the 4 small rounds.

Step 9

Place some chicken mixture at one side of the bigger round pieces, fold the other side over to make a moon shaped pastry. Press the edges with a fork to seal. Grease a baking tray with some oil and place the pastries on it. Brush the beaten egg over all of them.

Step 10

Place the tray in the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Step 11

Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.