CHICKEN PATTIES with APPLE CORIANDER CHUTNEY
She was the lady who carried a cane basket filled with different fresh greens. She came every morning door to door to sell greens. A simple yet strong woman. I fell in love with her(my keerai lady/greens lady). Why, you might ask?
Her husband abandoned her. She adopted a little girl at 2 months and she started living for the little one. She sold greens in the mornings and did household chores in the afternoon for a living.
Many people struggle, why was she so special?
She had a smile every time I saw her. She spent at least 10 minutes talking to me everyday. She never once complained of how difficult her life was. All she spoke was how beautiful her little daughter was. She said she lived for the little one, she worked for the little one, the little one was her life.
I met her on two of my visits to India. Then, boom, she was gone,and I have no clue where she lives and what she’s doing. I asked around, but what was tough was I have no clue what her name is, but she made an impression. I do love her. She will remain in my heart as the ‘Greens lady'(keeraikaari).
Have you met someone who made a lasting impression on you, who you wish you took the time to know better?
Now to the recipe after my emotional speech..The greens I used in this recipe(got it in an Indian store), I have no clue what it’s called in English. Do let me know if you know what the name is.
It doesn’t taste anything like spinach, it’s got a unique flavor to it. I am sure it’s got a lot of healthy properties.
The patty freezes very well, surprise guest, NO PROBLEM, defrost and pan fry it and you will be a star. The patties are so easy to make, so moist, it’s almost like, add everything and it turns out perfect.