Cooking with chef and "Chopped" judge Maneet Chauhan


by New Day Producers

Posted on May 10, 2013 at 4:55 PM

Updated Friday, May 24 at 12:55 PM

Chef Maneet Chauhan, a judge on Food Network’s “Chopped” who has competed in "Iron Chef" and "The Next Iron Chef," recently released her first book, “Flavors of My World.”

She joined New Day in studio to share her Malai chicken hot dog recipe from the book.

Malai Chicken Hot Dogs

Mango Mustard

  • 1 cup mustard
  • 1/2 cup mango pulp
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mint
  • 1/2 cup minced mango

Chicken Hot Dogs

  • 2 pounds (1 kg) ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon grated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 teaspoon kasoori methi
  • 1/4 cup tandoori masala
  • 2 small red onions, finely chopped
  • 2 jalapeño chiles, grated
  • 1/2 cup chopped mint
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped ginger
  • Butter
  • 8 brioche buns
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mint leaves
  • Granny Smith apple slices pickled in
  • apple cider
  • Jalapeño chile slices pickled in
  • apple cider

For the mango mustard, combine the mustard, mango pulp, mint and minced mango in
a bowl and mix well.

For the hot dogs, combine the chicken, cream cheese, garlic, ginger, eggs, kastoori methi, tandoori masala, onions, chiles, mint, cilantro and ginger in a large bowl and mix well.

Form the mixture into hot dogs. Sear over high heat in a skillet until cooked through.

Put a dot of butter onto each bun half. Grill them cut side down until golden. Assemble each serving with a bun, hot dog, mango mustard, mayonnaise, mint leaves, apple slices and jalapeño slices.