Prep 30 mins
Cook 40 mins
Posted for ZWT6. Adapted from Sanjeev Kapoor's website.
- 1 1⁄2 lbs boneless chicken
- 1 1⁄2 cups uncooked basmati rice, soaked
- 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (to taste)
- salt, to taste
- 2 tablespoons ginger paste
- 2 tablespoons garlic paste
- 4 tablespoons oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin seed
- 6 -8 cloves
- 6 -8 green cardamoms
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 inches cinnamon sticks
- 2 medium onions, sliced
- 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup yogurt
- 3 cups chicken stock
- fresh cilantro, a few sprigs
- Cut chicken into 1 inch pieces and place in a bowl.
- Add 1/2 tsp cayenne, salt, half the ginger paste, half the garlic paste and mix. Marinate for fifteen to twenty minutes.
- Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, cloves, green cardamoms, bay leaves and cinnamon. Sauté till fragrant.
- Add onions and sauté until lightly browned.
- Add the remaining ginger paste, garlic paste and cayenne. Stir and sauté for two minutes.
- Add tomatoes, salt, yogurt and continue to sauté for two minutes.
- Add rice, marinated chicken pieces and cilantro and mix well.
- Add chicken stock (or vegetable stock) and bring it to a boil.
- Cover, reduce heat and let it cook till both the chicken and rice are done.
- Serve hot.
This was good! I had a craving for Indian food, and this definitely met it. I cut this in half, as only two of us were eating. I used fresh garlic, ginger, and bay leaf; but otherwise made as directed. The quantity of oil seemed very heavy to me, and while the onions were cooking, I ended up draining off almost 3/4 of the oil that I'd started with, so next time I'll cut it down to 1 Tablespoon for a half recipe. I used boneless skinless breast, but next time I'll use thighs, as they have more flavor, and also add more cumin and cardamom- personal preference; and less cayenne- again, just personal preference. Thanks for posting a very yummy dish!
An easy mild chicken and rice. Cooking the rice with the chicken and oil left it a little gummy for my taste, but the other half of my household likes it better that way. I had a little trouble sauteing the bay leaf in hot oil - perhaps a fresh bay leaf was intended, not dried? With the dried, I would add it later, with the rice and chicken.
Very nice dish I make something similar to this but Egyptian. I used all legs only because it was that or boneless chicken tenders. Very nice and easy. I love one dish meals. Thank you made for ZWT6 by a fellow Looney Spoon.