Friday, May 24, 2013

Chicken Majboos


By on 1:17 PM

Friday special Chicken majboos..Got this recpe from my dear  friend Saneeba rafiq of Sister's Cuisine




Ingredients:-

Chicken, with skin - 1 kg, cut into 6 pieces
Mix ground spices(coriander, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, peppercorn, dried lime) - 1 tbsp
Garlic, chopped - 2 cloves
Lime juice - 2 tbsp
Oil - 1\4 cup
Onion, chopped - 2 medium
Tomato - 1
Tomato puree - 1\4 cup
Ginger Garlic, chopped - 1 tbsp
Green chilli - 3
Water - 4 + 1\2 cups
Salt-needed
Basmati rice - 2 + 1\2 cup
Cinnamon, cardamom, dried lime, little peppercorn - 1 each
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Boiled eggs - 2
Saffron - 1\2 tsp soaked in 1\2 tbsp rose water.
Coriander leaves for garnish



Method:-

Clean & wash chicken, pat dry.

Mix half the ground spices(1\2 tbsp) with garlic, lemon juice, salt and 1 tbsp oil.

Rub chicken with the mixture, marinate for half an hour.

Heat half of the oil in a large pan over medium high heat.

Add onion, saute till they turn light brown.

Stir in the rest of the ground spices, mix well.

Add chicken pieces, tomato puree, green chilli, ginger and garlic. Stir for about 5 minutes.

Add tomato(whole), turmeric powder, little salt & 2 cups of hot water.

Cover & cook on medium heat for about 20-25 minutes, until chicken is done.

Remove chicken & tomato from the gravy, keep aside.

Soak rice in water for 30 minutes.

Drain rice and add to chicken broth. Add 2 1\2 cup boiling water, season with whole spices and salt.

Reduce heat, cover and cook until rice is tender.

Grill the cooked chicken until skin is brown. (Or you can fry the chicken by adding some oil to a big pan and frying in medium flame)

Grease a large pot with rest of the oil.

Spread a rice layer, put chicken and boiled eggs, cover with the rest of the rice.

Cover & kept in simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Garnish with chopped coriander & boiled tomato.

Serve warm. :D

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