Thursday 10 September 2009

Sambousik al dajaj /Chicken pies and awards



For the dough:
1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast,
1/4 cup warm water,
3 cups of all purpose flour,
4 tbsp of corn flour,
1 tsp salt,
3 tbsp melted butter,
1 beaten egg and
3/4 cups of water.

For the filling:
1 cup shredded cabbage,
1 cup finely chopped green beans,
2 chicken breasts- boiled and shredded,
1 green pepper-diced,
1 onion-finely chopped,
2 cloves of garlic- crushed,
3 tbsp of vegetable oil,
1 tsp of white pepper powder,
1 tsp of salt and
2 egg yolks for brushing.

In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast in the warm water.Add melted butter and beaten egg to this yeast mixture. In another big bowl, take all purpose flour, corn flour and salt and mix well.Now add the above yeast mixture to it and add the remaining water gradually and knead for 5-8 minutes until the dough is smooth and elastic. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and set aside in a warm place for at least 1 hour or until the dough has doubled in size.
In the mean time, start making the filling.Heat the oil in pan and stir fry all the vegetables- Beans, cabbage pepper, onion and garlic until they become tender. Now add the cooked and shredded chicken and season with white pepper and salt and stir for 2-3 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Preheat the oven to 200 C/400 F. Divide the dough into 30 small equal balls. Roll out each ball on a lightly floured surface, into 4 inch circles. Place a tablespoon of the filling in the center of each circle and brush the sides with egg yolk and cover each circle with another circle of the dough. Pinch the edges together with a fork to seal and brush the top of each circle with egg yolk.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until light brown. Arrange in a serving dish and serve hot.

Source: This recipe is adapted from 'Middle eastern Cookbook' by Maria Kalife

It has been raining awards in our food blogging world. And even I was showered with so many awards. Thanks my dear friend for all the awards and appreciation you guys give me , which forces me to come here and post new recipes. I have been very busy during this month of Ramadhan and finding it hard to post frequently and I am missing so many Yummy and delicious posts. I am finding it hard to take out some time to see those yummy posts and to comment on them. But I promise that I will be back on the track soon after Ramadhan.

First of all I would love to thank the Fall in love(FIL) lady Sanghi for this lovely Gold friend award on her 100th post.. Thanks dear Sanghi..I will always cherish this award and this award will always stay close to my heart.

And Dear Priya of Priya's Easy and Tasty Recipes (I just love her blog so much.She is never out of recipes to post everyday and to participate in all the events with 2-3 yummy and unique recipes) She has passed these lovely awards- 360° foodie award, Yum yum blog award and giant bear hug award. Thank you so much Priya. I am a huge fan of your blog. And to receive these from you means a lot to me.
And my sweet friends Sarah Naveen , Ayesha Priya and Rekha Shoban have also Passed these three awards to me. Thanks my sweet buddies for these awards.

And Rebecca of Chow and Chatter has given me this Friend award. Thanks dear , I love your friendship and will always cherish it.

And Last but not least Vidhas of Appetizing recipes has passed this scrumptious blog Award. Thanks dear for this award. You made my day.


Rekha shoban said...

it looks perfect..congrats on ur awards dear!

PriyaRaj said...

Congrats on all ur well deserved awards dear .....keep rocking .....Chicken pie looking Fantastic ,mouthwatering dish ...

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Congrats.....this dish looks perfect.

Shaista Tabrez said...


Parita said...

Pies look lovely! congratulations on all your awards!

priya said...

This looks awesome, dear!!...congrats on ur awards.....i think u forgot to pick ur awards frm my blog, dear!

Shobana senthilkumar said...

it has come out well...i hv got a gift for u in my blog:)

Faiza Ali said...

Thanks Rekha, priya,Sailaja, Shaista and Paritha :)

Priya- I am so sorry, I forgot...But will update my post with your name dear. Thanks.

Thanks Shobana :)

VineelaSiva said...

Congrats on the award.U r right its raining in the blog with awards.The recipe is very yummmy.It came out good.I love the colour.Very nice dish.

Priya Suresh said...

Such a droolworthy pie, feel like having rite now..Hey dear, thanks a lot for ur kind words, am touched and ur words really mean a lot for me...

Katy ~ said...

I love this one! Perfect for lunch or picnic or anytime, I think. Very well done indeed!

So happy for you about your awards!

Sarah Naveen said...

Pie looks perfect!! congrats on the awards!!

Anonymous said...

What a perfect pies..looks professional..
Congrats on all those lovely awards Faisa..

Lebouffe said...

Wow.. mouth watering!! The awards r amazing too! -Naina

Tina said...

perfect and mouthwatering chicken pie.....

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Pot pie is real tempting... Looks so good and very very perfect.


They look great, congratulations my friends, you deserve it.

mona said...

Chicken pies look delicious!

ST said...

Congrats.....this dish looks Awesome.

Bergamot said...

the pies look really good

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Chicken pies are really yum.

Congrats on ur awards!!!

Carrie said...

Holy cow, your chicken pies look amazing!!!
Congratulations on the awards, you deserve them! I love your blog!

Arlette said...

Hello my friend
shall i say the Sfeiha looks delicious or start talking about all the awards... great job Faiza
all the best with lots and lots more
love the new flavour of the stuffing, which i might try very soon


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