Chicken Pilaf

Chicken Pilaf

Pilaf is a delicious dish in which the rice is stirred through with onions as well as a mix of aromatic spices. This version, which contains tender chicken and spices, couldn’t be easier to make.

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Recipe

To Serve

  • Basmati rice
    400 grams
  • Chicken, without skin, cut into 8 pieces
    1
  • Ghee
    100 grams
  • Onions, finely chopped
    90 grams
  • Ginger 1" piece, peeled and chopped
    1
  • Garlic, crushed
    3 cloves
  • Green chillies, finely chopped
    4
  • Turmeric
    1 tsp
  • Chili powder
    0.8 tsp
  • Coriander powder
    1 tbsp
  • Black pepper powder
    0.8 tsp
  • Water
    800 ml
  • Large saucepan with lid

Method

1

Heat the ghee / oil in a heavy-bottomed pan over moderate heat; add the onions and sauté until translucent. Then add the ginger; garlic, and green chillies; continue to fry until the mixture turns golden brown.

2

Add the chicken and increase the heat. Fry, turning them frequently, until they are golden all over Add the spice mixture and stir; mixing them well. Cover the pan, lower heat and cook until the chicken is tender

3

Uncover the pan, increase heat to high and stir in the rice. Mix the rice and add 3½ cups of very hot water. Cover the pan and bring to the boil.

4

Reduce heat to low and simmer until the rice is cooked and all the liquid has been absorbed.

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