Chicken Egg 3 Layer Savoury Cake or Malabar Irachi-Pola
Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Indian
For making first layer
  • White bread, cut off the sides- 4 slices
  • Egg- 2
  • Ground pepper- ¼ tsp
  • Salt- ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Water- ¾ cup
Second layer: Chicken Filling
For cooking chicken
  • Chicken breast, boneless- 2 breast, diced small
  • Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- ⅛ tsp
  • Fennel powder- 1 tsp (optional)
  • Coriander powder- 1½ tsp
  • Garam Masala- 1 tsp
  • Salt- to taste
For making masala
  • Oil- 2 tbsp
  • Onion, chopped small- 2
  • Ginger-garlic paste- 2 tsp
  • Green chili, chopped- 1 or 2
  • Curry leaves- 1 sprig
  • Cooked Chicken
  • Garam masala- ½ tsp
  • Cilantro, chopped- 2 handful
For making third layer
  • Egg- 2
  • Ground pepper- ⅛ tsp
  • Salt- ⅛ tsp
Other ingredients
  • Ghee or Butter- 2 tbsp
  • Roasted cashews- ¼ cup
  • Roasted Raisins- 2 tbsp
For making first layer
  1. In a blender, grind the bread, eggs, ground pepper, salt and turmeric powder along with water to make a thick smooth batter.
For making second layer: How to cook chicken and make chicken masala:
  1. In a saucepan, cook the chicken along with the above mentioned ingredients 'for cooking chicken'.
  2. Cover the pan, let the chicken cook well and stir fry when it starts to turn light brown.
  3. Using a wooden spoon or fork, shred the cooked chicken.
  4. Place a pan over medium heat, add oil, chopped onion and ½ tsp salt.
  5. Saute and let onions turn translucent.
  6. Add ginger-garlic paste, green chilies, garam masala and curry leaves; cook till the onions start to turn golden brown.
  7. Add the cooked shredded chicken and chopped cilantro, combine well. Let cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Remove the pan from the heat and keep aside.
For making third layer
  1. In a blender, beat the eggs along with ground pepper and salt, keep aside.
How to cook Erachipola
  1. Use a small or medium sized non-stick saucepan for cooking this.
  2. Place the saucepan over low heat.
  3. Grease the bottom and sides of the pan with 1 tbsp ghee or butter.
  4. Pour the pureed bread-egg batter onto the pan as the first layer and cover the pan with its lid.
  5. Cook over low heat, let the batter cook till the center has cooked well, it shouldn't be watery on the top.
  6. This would take around 15 minutes.
  7. After the first layer has cooked, evenly spread half of the prepared chicken masala over it.
  8. Cover the pan with its lid and let cook over low heat for 5 minutes.
  9. Since the chicken has already cooked don't have to cook for too long.
  10. Pour the beaten egg mixture evenly as the third layer.
  11. Garnish cashews and raisins over the egg mixture.
  12. Cover the pan with its lid and cook over low heat till the top egg layer has cooked well.
  13. It will take about 20 to 25 minutes, make sure the top egg layer is not watery, it should resemble an omelette.
  14. Remove the pan from the heat.
  15. Have a large plate ready.
  16. Using a knife, gently run through the sides of the pan, as the pan has been greased the cake wouldn't stick to the pan.
  17. Cover the pan with a plate and turn the pan upside down and gently tap on the bottom of the pan.
  18. The chicken cake or erachipola would fall nicely on the plate.
  19. Grease the pan again with 1 tbsp ghee.
  20. Gently slide the chicken cake into the pan, the top layer should go into the pan.
  21. Over low heat, cook the chicken cake for 3 minutes so that the egg layer will turn golden in color.
  22. Remove the pan from the heat, cover the pan with the plate and let the chicken cake fall on it.
  23. It will be well cooked and set like a cake with three layers.
  24. Using a sharp knife cut into desired shapes & enjoy.
  25. You could make one more using the rest of the chicken masala.
Gluten free Version
  1. If you are gluten intolerant, replace bread with 11/4 cups of gluten free flour,blend along with egg, ground pepper and salt.
  2. Add some water and make a thick batter out of it.
  3. Follow the rest of the preparation steps.
•You could even add all purpose flour instead of bread, be sure to make a thick batter.
•It's very important that you cook on low heat, otherwise the bottom layer will get burnt.
•Make sure to use non-stick cooking pan.
•If you have any leftover chicken masala, make cutlets out of it. Combine the chicken masala with cooked potatoes, make into patties , first coat the patties in beaten egg, then coat with bread crumbs and deep fry in oil.
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