Moist Chicken Akni
Recipe cred: Ruhana Ebrahim
Pic cred: @mama_taught_me_well
1 large onion (sliced),
1 chicken (cut in pieces),
1 teaspoon whole Jeeru (Cumin) seeds,
2 pieces tajj,
3 Elachi (cardomom) pods,
2 star anise,
3 whole peppercorns,
Pinch arad (Turmeric),
1 teaspoon salt,
2 teaspoon dhana Jeeru (Cumin) powder,
½ teaspoon white pepper,
1 teaspoon chilli powder,
½-1 tablespoon red ginger garlic masala,
1 tablespoon lemon juice,
1 teaspoon mustard powder,
2 large liquidized tomatoes,
5 quartered fried potatoes,
1 cup frozen peas,
1 cup carrot batons,
1 liter box sourmilk,
2 cups Dunar basmati rice,
Green chutney (to taste).
1. In a pot braise onions in oil with whole spices.
2. Add chicken and braise with powder spices, masala, mustard powder and lemon juice. Coat well.
3. Cook until water has burnt out, then add tomato forming a gravy.
4. Add fried potatoes, peas, carrots and 500ml sourmilk and cover with lid allowing to come to a boil.
5. Rinse rice and then add into boiling sourmilk mix.
6. Stir pot twice inbetween whilst rice is cooking on medium heat, when liquid is 3⁄4 way reduced drop to low heat and steam.
7. Make dhai with remaining sourmilk by mixing in salt & green chutney (stamped green chillies & dhania (coriander)).
8. Fry papar, and serve with salad and dhai on hot steamed rice.