Friday, June 15, 2012

Chicken Yakhni Pulao (Rice cooked in Chicken Broth)

chicken 2 lbs 
rice 3 cups
onion 1 medium + 2 - 3 tbsp for masla
coriander seeds (sabut dhaniya) 2 tbsp
fennel seeds (saunf) 1 tbsp
cumin seeds (zeera) 1 tsp + 1 tsp for masala
minced garlic 1 tsp + 1 tsp for masla
ginger paste 1 tsp
whole spices 
  • cinnamon stick 1 
  • ansi star 1 piece
  • nutmeg 1 small piece
  • cloves 5 -6 
  • pepper corn 7 -8
  • small cardamon 2
  • black cardamon 1
  • black cumin 1 tsp

salt 3 tsp (to taste)
tomatoes chopped 2 medium
oil 4 tbsp

in pot add chicken pieces, all mentioned whole spices, onion, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, minced garlic, ginger and 1 tsp of salt with enough water to cook chicken and for broth

cook on low heat till chicken get tender... drain the broth and take out chicken pieces and keep them aside

in other pot, heat oil add onion, fry till translucent, add cumin

add chopped tomatoes, fry add ginger and garlic... mix and cook till tomatoes get soft

add cooked chicken, mix and cook for 2 -3 minutes, until well combined

add drained broth enough to cook rice, rice and remaining salt

cook covered, until you see only bubbles over rice mixture, mix. cover, simmer and cook till rice get done completely

dish out and serve with yogurt dip (raita)

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