Chicken Moussaka

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Chicken Moussaka
Chicken Moussaka

By Lila Jose

Mousakka is a delicious Greek dish made with eggplant, minced meat ,white sauce, cheese and spices.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 egg plants                           cut into 1/2 inch rounds
  • Ground Boneless Chicken        400gm
  • Tomato Puree                        2 1/2 cups
  • Garlic                                    1 tbsp
  • Onion                                    2 medium chopped
  • Dried oregano                        1 tsp
  • cinnamon powder                   1/2 tsp
  • salt and pepper                       to taste
  • oil                                         For Bechamel or White sauce
  • skimmed milk                        21/2 cups
  • Butter                                   2 tbsp
  • Flour                                     2 tbsp
  • Mozarella cheese                   1/4 cup
  • salt and pepper                     for seasoning

METHOD

  1. Heat the oil in a non stick pan and fry the eggplants until golden brown, place on a paper towel to absorb extra oil.
  2. Heat oil n a large pan. Add chopped onion and  ground chicken and saute for 5 min, breaking up chicken with a  wooden spoon.Add tomato puree,and the rest of the spices and simmer for 10- 15 min.(till the sauce is thickened slightly and the flavours have combined)Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper
  3. To make sauce
  4. Melt butter in a pan,whisk in flour and cook for 2 min. stirring constantly so that no lumps are formed.slowly whisk in the milk, season with salt and pepper and simmer till thickened. Melt in  mozarella cheese.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180degree
  6. Take a shallow oven proof dish and layer it with the fried egg plants
  7. Spread the chicken mixture over the top
  8. Spoon the white sauce over it.
  9. (optional. can sprinkle grated cheese over this)
  10. Bake for 30-45 min. or till browned and bubbly.
  11. Remove from the oven and let it rest for 10 min,
  12. Garnish with coriander leaves before serving.

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