Halwai March 17, 2019

Ingredients:

• 1 kg – Chicken
• 2 – large chopped Onions
• 1 inch piece – Cinnamon
• 5 – Cardamoms
• 4 – dried, Red Chillies
• 5 – Cloves
• 1/2 tsp – pepper Corns
• 3 – Bay Leaves
• 1/2 tsp – garlic-ginger paste
• 2 tsp – salt
• Oil – 3 tbsp
• 1/2 tsp – Red Chilli powder
• 1/2 tsp – Turmeric powder
• 1/2 tsp – pepper
• 1/2 tsp – cumin powder
• 1/4 cup – soya sauce
• 2 cups – Rice
• 4 cups – water

Method:

  1. In a pressure cooker, fry chopped onions in 2 tbsp oil and add whole spices (cinnamon, cardamoms, red dried chillies, cloves, 1 tsp pepper corns, bay leaves).
  2. Saute and add the garlic-ginger paste and salt and fry well.
  3. Add the whole chicken and toss with the spices and fry for 2 mins, stirring gently.
  4. Add the water, cover and cook till the chicken is done
  5. Take the cooked chicken out and keep aside.
  6. Cook rice in this water and transfer on to a serving tray.
  7. Smear the cooked chicken with the red chilli, turmeric, cumin and pepper powders and the soya sauce and shallow fry in a frying pan in 2 tbsp oil.
  8. Turn over and ensure both sides are golden-brown.
  9. Place this cooked chicken on the rice tray and serve with a cold salad.

Recipe courtesy of Lil’ Chef