Recipe Sifter

X
  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition
1

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.

2

As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Kashmiri Chicken, Cardamom and Saffron Pilau: Spiced Indian Rice Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Kashmiri Chicken, Cardamom and Saffron Pilau: Spiced Indian Rice

    Kashmiri Chicken, Cardamom and Saffron Pilau: Spiced Indian Rice. Photo by Zaaza

    1/9 Photos of Kashmiri Chicken, Cardamom and Saffron Pilau: Spiced Indian Rice

    more photos

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 30 mins

    30 mins

    1 hr

    French Tart's Note:

    A wonderfully fragrant and spiced Indian chicken dish, with saffron and cardamom studded rice. This has become a popular and much loved family recipe; an Indian friend who was studying Art with me many years ago, used to make this for all of us Art students every Saturday night; she finally shared the recipe with us before we all graduated! I have been making this for over 30 years now, and I have never changed a thing! Serve this with cool cucumber raita, sambals and naan bread, for a delectable "one Pot" Indian feast. NB: As one reviewer found out, if you use brown rice in this recipe, this adds considerably to the cooking time and you will need more liquid; brown rice takes longer to cook and takes about a third more liquid!

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note

    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Rinse the basmati rice several times in cold water and drain in a colander - leave to dry.
    2. 2
      Heat half of the oil (1 tablespoon) in a large pan and add half of the onion (1 onion), the garlic, ginger and cumin seeds. Fry them over a gentle heat for about 5 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add the chicken pieces and brown them - turning them regularly to achieve a good colour all over.
    4. 4
      Add the saffron, boiling water, cardamom pods, mint, garam masala and cinnamon stick. Bring it all to the boil and then cover, reduce the heat and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes, until the chicken is tender.
    5. 5
      Transfer all the contents to a bowl and rinse out the pan.
    6. 6
      Add the remaining oil and onion to the pan and fry until the onion is lightly coloured. Add the rice and stir it well, cook for about 2 to 3 minutes until the rice is opaque.
    7. 7
      Add the chicken mixture, tomatoes and sultanas - then season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir gently, then shake the pan to level the ingredients.
    8. 8
      Add sufficient boiling water to come about 3/4" above the rice mixture. Cover with a tight fitting lid and cook gently over a low heat for 20 to 25 minutes, until the rice is tender and the liquid has all been absorbed.
    9. 9
      Discard the cinnamon stick and transfer to a warm serving dish, sprinkle with the toasted almonds and serve immediately.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 18, 2011

      55

      I really enjoyed this dish! The saffron and cardamom flavors really are wonderful, and the way my kitchen smelled as this cooked was to die for. I used chicken thighs, as they are my preferred piece for this type of dish, and they came out very tender and juicy. Thanks for posting this wonderful dish!

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on May 30, 2010

      55

      this was fantastic, a perfect one dish meal. The saffron was just enough, i cut the recipe in half, the only sub i made was for craisins instead of sultana's

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on September 01, 2011

      55

      Loved the exotic fragrances as I was preparing this! I wasn't sure what it means to "bruise the cardamom pods" so I opted for using cardamom seeds and crushing them in mortar & pestle. Used bone-in chicken thighs instead of cutting up boneless chicken. Drained off the fat after browning them, then deglazed the pan with a bit of red wine before going to the next step. This is a dish worthy of using your little bit of expensive saffron! I really think using real ginger root makes a big difference since it bears little resemblance to ground ginger.

      person found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

    Read All Reviews (12)

    Advertisement

    Nutritional Facts for Kashmiri Chicken, Cardamom and Saffron Pilau: Spiced Indian Rice

    Serving Size: 1 (339 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 680.9
     
    Calories from Fat 265
    38%
    Total Fat 29.4 g
    45%
    Saturated Fat 6.3 g
    31%
    Cholesterol 85.1 mg
    28%
    Sodium 95.1 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 74.1 g
    24%
    Dietary Fiber 5.4 g
    21%
    Sugars 9.2 g
    37%
    Protein 30.7 g
    61%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    fresh gingerroot

    cardamom pods

    Ideas from Food.com

    “Everything

    Everything Holidays

    Make this season merry, bright and manageable with our easy ideas.

    Advertisement


    Food.com Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes