Monday, 7 May 2012

Chicken Mortadella

I'd been looking for ways to make this at home, since its not available in Pesh and my kids love such things.. Scouring the internet only got me recipes which had things like smoke flavour and curing salts and gelatin and what not. Not so much my thing...

So I did it my way...

200 gms boneless chicken
salt to taste
1 level tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp white pepper
5 cloves of garlic peeled and pressed
1/2 tsp paprika powder

I put the chicken in the grinder and ground it very fine. Mixed all spices and garlic in it..and mixed well. Formed a roll and wrapped it in cling film.. and wrapped that in a muslin cloth. Rounded the corners and tied them up.

Set the whole 'toffee' in a bowl of boiling water. Boiled for 10 minutes and then lowered the heat to lowest and let it simmer uncovered for half an hour.

Removed from water and opened. The roll must have changed colour and be fim to touch.

If u're using more chicken, then increase the cooking time..

Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Use as is, or for great taste, fry it...


  1. I am a big fan of chicken mortadella too but have never tried since it's so easily available here.. I'm saving this recipe for the future :)

  2. Do try it - if nothing else, you can be 100% sure its all clean good quality meat and has been made under perfect hygiene conditions :)

  3. Ruhina i wanna try this plz kindly help me dear first wrapped in cling and after wrapped in muslin cloth am i right? cling film means cling wrapped na?

  4. Yes dear, exactly. First in cling film. Then in muslin (malmal) cloth.. and then cook.. Good luck, tell me how it went :)

  5. OMG, its so easy, im gonna try this tonight!
    Thanks for the recipe Ruhina :)

  6. Hi ruhina I am a mother of tow kids they love mortadella and I am looking for a recipie for it I found some tip that u can add a little bread crumbs and an egg to have a better consistency I am gonna try it today and u can add shredded olives

  7. Hullo dear Anonymous :)
    Yes I've experimented around with it too.. made two rolls over the weekend and added jalapenos to it.. that was a great taste too. I"m not a fan of adding egg.. because its home made and has no preservatives, I"m worried the egg could cause problems..
    Thanks for writing :)


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