Porcupine Chicken….saw it on TV …looked easy and i had just shopped some fresh chicken , so used 250 gms for Salamis and 250 gms for this nice looking dish ! Both are steamed and so made it for dinner. It was a pleasant looking flowery kind of chicken ball.
Porcupine Chicken …
250 gms chicken mince …i buy boneless chicken and mince it in my Food Processor.
1 teaspoon of finely chopped ginger
1 teaspoon of finely chopped garlic
3 tbsp of chopped carrots
3 tbsp of chopped spring onions
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp Oyester sauce
1 tsp sesame or anyother oil
Pepper powder and salt as per taste
1/2 cup rice ..washed and soaked for 2 hrs. Strain and keep.
Bamboo steamer ..or iddli steamer ..
wash soak rice for 2 hrs. I have used basmati rice.
Remove water , and keep it aside.
Add everything to the mince …but the rice . Rice it for outer coating .
Mix it well and form into even shaped balls, wet your hands slightly in case u want to make uniforn rolls .
Now roll these balls into the rice kept aside, nicely ..coating all around.
Cut a piece of foil same size as the steamer …or lightly oil the mould if using iddli steamer.
Place the balls into it .
Heat water in a Kadai …about 2 glasses, once it comes to a boil , place the steamer and cook for 15 mts..with the lid on .
Check and you will see the porcupines ready..in case rice is uncooked steam it lil more .
Remove and serve hot. Enjoy with sweet chilli sauce or Schezwan sauce.
Rice soaked and strained.
The mince and rest of the ingredients …veg, oil , egg , sauces and spices
The rice coated balls placed on a oiled foil …in the steamer.
I threw in the left over rice too…not wasting it .
The Bamboo steamer placed in boiling water in a Kadhai !
Steam for 15 mts ….and they are ready ! Pretty sight !
Garnished with chopped spring onion greens…