What do you do when you feel like eating something nice, have odds and ends of ingredients left in your fridge, and are too lazy to go out and shop? You order food delivery from a restaurant of course. Ha! You thought I was going to say creative cooking, right? Admit it!
Actually I did both. Ordered food (onion soup and fried chicken tenders) and then did some culinary khichdi as well. My way of using fried chicken that the restaurant had ruined by over-frying. Presenting, in what might be the first recorded appearance this century (or ever!)… The Fried Chicken and Mango Sandwich!
100 g fried chicken
1 medium mango
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp mayo
1 small white onion
1/2 tsp lemon juice
salt, pepper and cumin powder to taste
Since the chicken was a little tough, I decided to chop it up into small pieces, added the mayo, lemon juice and sugar and left it to soak while I prepped the rest of the things. Dice the mango (make sure the mango is a sweet one) and chop the white onion very fine. Red/ pink onions won’t work as they are too sharp. Add to the chicken and season to taste. Leave in the fridge for at least an hour to allow the flavours to blend, and then sandwich into your favourite bread. Or whatever you have available.
Plans for next time: adding some mango juice/ pulp to the mix, layering some lettuce into the sandwich.